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Stiff jaw, catatonia or parkinson?

My jaw is getting stiff for hours. A few weeks ago it was stiff and I couldn’t close my mouth for 20min, it stayed fully open, its painful too. I hope its not catatonia, I get catatonia when on low fose meds or when off meds.

Its fkn annoying, I am too lazy to call the Dr.

Is it caused by antipsychotics??

I found this:

TMJ disorders Why Does My Jaw Hurt? 6 Possible Causes of Jaw Pain

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Hmm that’s strange I have tmj but I’ve only gotten jaw lock a couple of times it sounds like jaw lock I don’t think its from meds but I don’t really know make sure to tell your doctor about it when you see him next

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I had jaw lock before schizophrenia due to tmj but only a couple times

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Did you see a Dr for jaw lock?

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they told me to wear a mouth guard and gave me muscle relaxers but I no longer use these and it went away on its own

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Thanks, I will put an alarm to call my Dr tomorrow morning.

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Man its giving me a headache too.
@johpollck Did jaw lock TMJ cause you headaches? I feel a headache.

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No I didn’t get headaches from it

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Ok I found the symptoms:

Symptoms of TMJ disorders include:

  • Clicking sound when you open your mouth
  • Pain or ache around your ears, face, or jaw
  • Constant headaches
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Pain when you chew or a hard time chewing
  • Locking of your jaw

My mouth often clicks when I open it.

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That’s definantly tmj

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do you feel more pain when you open your mouth? jaw area?

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If it is TMJ they can actually do Botox treatment and inject Botox into your jaw joint to cushion the joint and stop the locking and clicking I used to work at a dental office that specializes in this treatment

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Yes it’s a good thing you’re calling the doctor in the morning.
Could be lots of things, including the risperdal.

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No same pain but it cracks making a clicking noise.

ok…idk, it might be tmj. My only symptom was more pain when I tried to eat, and they diagnosed it as tmj.

But it is good that you are getting it checked by a doctor in case it is something else

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My jaw always made a clicking sound but only since a few weeks its been locking and being painful.