Ha ha, made me laugh! Sounds like my life just about, but my doctors and dentists appointments are free >.< I sometimes wonder why the universe hates me one day and loves me the next (I started wondering if the universe has issues? )
I can relate so much to the anxiety and the paranoia... the worst part is it how that stuff seems to work in a circle.. you worry about worrying and the anxiety just gets worse. I also deal with being lonely and wanting to hang out with friends but I generally dislike being around people, too. I find comfort in my cats and my BF, though. Just gotta keep on truckin'. I try not to think too much about what's going to happen in the future, otherwise I will just worry all of the time!
Ya I was REALLY worried that my anxiety was going to give me health problems which just made my anxiety worse!!!! 8D I had to try so hard to just NOT think about it AT ALL or I'd have stomach pain. I'm just so happy Its over x__x And I hope it never happens again. Sometimes I get a little grossed out when I think about "what ifs" but then I just try to think about something else.
nightmarelolitaFeatured By OwnerNov 3, 2012Hobbyist Artist
I started having terrible facepains that wouldn't go away like a regular headache and thought it was migraines, but it turns out that my joints are misaligned. I miss chewing without horrible consequences :<
oh but you don't know how it happened? D: I hear people can get it from bad teeth/car accidents etc. I got mine from chewing too hard on one side of my mouth for a whole year. I've tried training myself to chew normally but its still hard. I have it pretty mild now but back in April I was having really horrible annoying dislocated feeling, weird pressure and heat. It felt like someone was poking my jaw with their finger -__x Now its just the crunchy noise whenever I eat.
nightmarelolitaFeatured By OwnerNov 4, 2012Hobbyist Artist
Nope. :< I don't crunch or click, just horrible pain that hangs around for days and weird joint wobbles. Like face arthritis. I had a bunch of x-rays and blood tests and a CT scan, and they can't really tell me why. The specialist said might be related to sleep apnea. D: Potassium and keeping hydrated helps a lot though! Coconut water and bananas have magical properties, trufax.
mmm I SHALL EAT A BANANA! I was taking glucosamine chondroitin for awhile because its for arthritis and thats what it feels like? (not that I would know before hand XD ) but ya my ENT doc said to just take Aleve. But nothing really does anything. The only thing that works is NOT chewing haha
I hear you can have it from all sorts of stuff u__u its so annoying!!! I hope yours gets better tho Have you talked to a denist before? They rec me a mouth guard when sleeping but I haven't tried it yet!
I hadn't thought of taking chondroiton! That might help with the repetitive wrist stress from computering too! To the vitamin store WOOOOSH
My doctor tells me ibuprofen, I can take like...4 every 8 hours or something. Heating pad. Emergency muscle relaxers. And you know, don't chew or make expressions too much. Mashed potatoes and Bolthouse smoothies are my friends. We did try a sport mouthguard (test run before ordering an expensive/non-insurance-covered appliance) but it didn't work; I sleep with my mouth open. I talked to my dentist and a specialist, and they said it might be related to hormones and sleep problems? I sleep on my side, so that might be putting stress on my facejoints, but if I sleep on my back I snore like a drunk whalebear and then stop breathing. D:
ha ha this has turned into a ginormous conversation! Hope everything is well for you two, I miss drawfriends.
Haha its ok! Its nice knowing I'm not alone. I sleep with my mouth open too :< But I've been trying really hard to sleep on the other side of my face. haha whalebear XD Well breathing is a must :[ Let us wish our faces treat us better in 2013!! (if the world doesn't end of course )
And yea I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me. Its really scary having vertigo :C Pretty sure its inner ear/allergy related but now that I'm not taking my nasal spray my symptoms are back. I'm hoping the weather change will help! (Unless I'm allergic to my cats hahahahahah)
Hi, Zambicandy, My intention was never to demean what you are going through. Im sorry if my comment came across as uncaring and harsh (and going back and reading my comment i can see how it can be taken that way)
All I was trying to say was, buck up, you fell over, its ok, it happens to the best of us, pick your self up and carry on.
OMG HES A CHEERLEADER!!!!! So cute ; ; Ya I'm not scared of the Denist thankfully and the whole time mo needed his teeth pulled out I kept thinking WHAT IF HE GETS AN INFECTION AND DIES but I totally wasn't thinking rationally and after I was like OHYA they give you antibiotics omggg XD I just wish it didn't cost so much x___x
I can relate on the friends things Zammiepants Probably the only thing I really don't like about the move up here. I miss having my own friends and seeing them regularly (or at least when I want). And anxiety blows. I got a huge dose of that since I moved here too. And fuck teeth! lol I say we kick em out and eat cake and ice cream foreverrrrr XD
P.S. I hope the end of the year brings better things. If not you can look forward to Armageddon in December buwahahaha >.>
This has been a year for transitions for a large number of people I've known it seems. I'm glad that things seem to be overall going good for you (based upon the various comments). I also hope that they keep going in a positive direction for you. Remember that there's always someone willing to listen if you need and reach out to them. I'm sure that many of us who aren't close friends of yours are more than willing to listen and offer any advice we can.
Yes thankfully things are going ok!! I hope they continue to go ok haha. The sad thing is I feel very alone when it comes to getting people to understand how I'm feeling. Like I feel like I'm 14 again and NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME. I only ever want people to listen to me venting and I always get "here let me give you some advice" when I never asked for it haha. Or they'll just turn into Mary sunshine and tell me everything is going to be ok. And that bugs me so much. I'd rather get "I hope you feel better" than anything. When I was having anxiety I didn't want to talk to ANYONE because I didn't want them to tell me anything that was going to make it worse. I couldn't watch anything on TV because if it even mentioned health/dying/teeth problems I'd want to vomit. I had such a hard time eating. And one of my best friends doesn't ever come online or answer the phone. And my other works a lot and doesn't come online that often either. So its really easy for me to be bummed out. Especially when I don't want just anyone to be friends with :T But thank you for the kind words <3 And for listening to me yammerrrrr
4 years ago my wife was diagnosed with cancer, but we made it though it. she is in full remission now and we are expecting our fist child. but soon after we got this wonderful news I was diagnosed with cancer, a much worse form than my wifes'
it has been a tough year indeed. I worry about our baby and the possibility of her getting cancer some day because both her parents are diagnosed. But you know, thats for the future. you cant spend your life worrying about what might happen and feeling sorry for your self about what you are going through now. I see people about that have it far worse than I do. there will always be people better off than you and worse off than you. life is not that bad, but its not always fair either. The fact that you are are able to make a cartoon on a computer and post it for the world to see online puts you at the top 20% of the privileged on this planet. most of the people on this planet dont have the previlage to worry about their teeth or when they are going to see their friends next. they are worrying about thinks like when will i eat next, or wondering if their children are safe or if their wife safely got out of the camp she was hiding in.
stop thinking about what could be or what would make you feel better and just focus on making the most of every moment you are in. its easy to fall into a spiral of self pitty and fear and think that the whole universe is acting to ruin your life. you are 1 of 7+ billion humans on this planet, i don't think the universe has time for you.
I too have a clicking jaw, so does my wife. I think i developed mine out of sympathy for my wife. much like the cancer i guess. I'm more than happy to share her journey, no matter where it takes us. there is so much joy in every little thing we do. We don't have time to dwell on the negative. and neither should you.
now im going to have to unsubscribe to your posts cos i dont have time for self pitty.
You have cancer? At least you live in a country where you haven't watched your family die of hunger. Now I'm done reading your posts because I don't have time for your self pity.
Everyone has problems and NO ONE should have to feel that their problems are no big deal. No one should have to feel wrong for feeling down. We are all humans who feel pain and anguish and need to rant, and that is completely fucking okay. You disgust me.
I had no idea that living in a country that just by virtue of living in a certain place instantly meant that someone was not allowed to have negative, anxious feelings, ever. Since you're all about perspective, let's try to put Zambi's problems in perspective for you.
1) Her computer broke: considering she is an artist, and makes quite a number of purely digital works, I would say that yes, this is a big deal. It is her livelihood. If I were in her situation, it wouldn't be as big of a problem, but that's because the money for my living space/food/etc. don't depend on the computer I have at home.
2) Wisdom teeth can actually be excruciatingly painful to have for a variety of reasons. If they don't fully erupt, they can start to decay, which can cause an infection in your jaw. Or, if they're like my sister's and are positioned completely sideways to their normal orientation? They can actually destroy your other teeth. Again, kind of a bigger deal when you think about it then, isn't it? Especially since problem 1 can affect the amount of funds available for problem 2.
3) That number of fillings is extremely expensive, time consuming, and can be quite painful. But you have to have them. That is, assuming you don't want some sort of infection to set in, or you are trying a very slow painful way of getting rid of all your teeth.
4) So people aren't allowed to miss the people they're attached to and have relationships with? For all you're aware these people are as close to Zambi as you are to your wife. Wouldn't you miss your wife if she lived somewhere away from you, and because of time, money, or some combination of the two you wouldn't see her that often?
Zambi's feelings are just as valid as everyone else's. Even if they aren't based upon something like cancer, or living in countries that are currently having huge, earth-shattering things happening like a ruined economy or a war. And Zambi certainly doesn't go out of her way to tell other people that their feelings, fears, worries and anxieties aren't valid compared to the rest of the humanity's. :/