After having a doctor who I would LOVE to kick in the twat. (I don't hate ANYONE and, generally NEVER hold a grudge, but this bitch made this smurf personal).
My first couple appointments with her went well. Since day 1, she has been well aware I have TMJ.
Since she has given me Ambien (Appointment number 2), I told her I have been grinding my teeth A LOT when I sleep at night. I guess it is loud enough to keep DH awake, and even make him cringe. So, it's no surprise that I wake up the following morning extremely sore.
She gives me Flexeril (Muscle Relaxer). It made it worse. I guess in med school she failed to learn that a muscle relaxer doesn't really have any affect on the bones.
Yesterday at my appointment was my last straw.
I asked her to refer me to a specialist who can help me with my TMJ problem. (I don't know smurf about this town, and she knows this).
Instead, she offers me Valiums. I told her, thanks but no thanks. I don't need to take something that is going to make me drowsy to take with my Ambien that already drops me.
Again, can you by any chance refer me to a specialist? It's quite difficult for me to eat comfortably.
"Well judging by your weight, since you have gained 1 pound in the last 3 weeks, it doesn't look like it's that hard for you to eat."
I think my husband was ready to punch her in the face. He doesn't do well with incompetent doctors, and cut her off and said to me, "Don't listen to her about your weight babe, you are absolutely beautiful."
Way to bring my weight up when I already fear stepping on a scale doc. SmUrf YOU.
So, I took it upon myself yesterday to find a dentist who will refer me to an oral surgeon. I figured if the pain is this bad, why not just get it surgically fixed?
I called one place, they gave me another office to call. I call that place, and they give me yet ANOTHER office to call. So I call the third place, and they tell me the same as every other place and that they don't have a TMJ specialist BUT, there is a doctor who can help. They didn't know the number, but they gave me a name. It wasn't hard to do the internet search.
I called the office, and the soonest they can get me in is the 19th of next month. I am not looking forward to a surgery where they are going to wire my mouth shut for a minimum of 6 weeks (Though I jokingly tell DH he is probably going to enjoy the quiet). But, I am over this pain, and it will be nice to be seen by someone who is more understanding of my situation, and much more competent.