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November 2, 2010 2:39 PM Subscribe
YANMD: Ear crinkling sounds, teeth grinding, and more fun.
posted by tmcw to health & fitness (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So, recently a few small health nuisances have combined and left me with unsatisfactory health.
- I very clearly grind my teeth at night
- My right ear makes a noise like crinkling when moved or when my jaw moves
- I'm getting headaches more often
- I had a cold or a flu for the past week or so
It's clear that number one and three are connected, and that number one is treatable - I just finished the second night of sleeping with a mouthguard, something that's unpleasant but I'm sure needed.
Number two is more annoying: I've had this for about three or four days, and it's very noticeable and just starting to get intolerable. Is there anything that I can do about this? I'm trying to get a doctors appointment, but also trying to drop my horrible, horrible, horrible, unresponsive, no-website-payment CareFirst BlueChoice 'health insurance' for something, anything else that operates vaguely like a mature company (in DC?). But is this the kind of thing where I'll definitely need to see a specialist anyway? Obviously I'm pretty scared of the possibility that this could be some irreversible or doom-indicating symptom. Besides the flu/cold, I haven't had any weird head trauma or had any loud noises around recently, but I have been blowing my nose and sneezing (yes, the 'not letting it out' technique that I've stopped since), more.
So, yeah, whaaa?