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    Tight jaw

    My jaws feel really stiff & painful. Is this common as Im not sure! Its not even after ive been talking or eating, it happens at any time.

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    Hello Denise.

    My jaws go into cramp, right out of the blue. My teeth clench and my jaws feel swollen from ear to ear. I take lorazepam and that works pretty instantaneously I take 0.50 mgs and if it is really bad 1 mg

    It is all to do with reflexes

    See if you can get some prescribed by GP or neurologist

    This is such a strange disease!

    Hope this is useful

    Joycie xx

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    Hi Denise,
    Afraid is quite common with mnd.
    My jaw has been stiff for ages. Also, when I yawn, my jaw and tongue cramp together, just for a few seconds, but quite scary.
    Just before my speech went altogether, my jaw would lock, preventing me trying to speak.
    I used to take Clonazipam but didn't help, so I don't take it anymore. But you could try what Joycie said, lorazepam, may help you.
    Mags x

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    Hi Denise, I have what I call a big yawn. It happens at any time. My speech therapist told me one of things with MND. She was OK about it as it means you also take a deep breath. I try not too close my mouth as have bitten my tongue a few times. I will see my Consultant in January and ask more about it.
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    Hi;

    Stiff jaws, big almost dislocating yawns and biting of tongues and the inside of the mouth and lips are all very common with Mnd.

    Love Terry
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    Thankyou joycie. My doesnt cramp it is just very painful & stiff.

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    It is very uncomfortable. Im going to addenbrooks next week so ill mention it nxt week.

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    Thanks terry.

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    This MND of mine has a mind of its own

    At least once or twice a day, particularly early evening, i just get really hot, throw all my clothes off, get Peter to turn the heating off. It is as if my body temperature has completely lost the plot

    Then ten minutes or so later, my jaws clamp up, my teeth clench, I feel shaky and shivery - and I am reaching for the laporezepam. So he is turning the heating up again!

    It is not pleasant at all.

    Does anyone else experience anything similar?

    Much love
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    Hi Joycie;

    I get really hot when coughing or struggling to do things. In the past I've also had a build up of heat as if I'm going to faint, in fact I probably would if a fan is not placed in front of me for ten min or so. I didn't really get the jaw etc trouble afterwards or feel cold.

    Love Terry
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