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My lower jaw keeps shaking back and forth. I'm seeing my Dr

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My lower jaw keeps shaking back and forth.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I'm seeing my Dr tomorrow afternoon. I'm on many medications, including xanax.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have panic attacks, but this feels like something else.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: I've been dealing with this for approx 2 months. Nothing in particular seems to make it worse. I can stop it temporarily if I try, but only for a few moments.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

Thank you for your question.

I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

How frequently does it happen?

Besides panic attack do you have any other significant illness?

Did you try any measure?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It has been near constant.
I also have depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, and Meniere's Disease /chronic fatigue, nausea, and vertigo.
I haven't tried any measures yet.
I'm 42 years old.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
This issue is driving me crazy. Your help is appreciated.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,

Involuntary jaw movement can be possible.

Anxiety, stress can cause it.

Hyperkinetic movement disorder can produce such symptoms.

You may need to take a referral for a neurologist.

OTC medicine would not help.

EMG, scan and other tests can be needed.

As you are seeing doctor tomorrow, after preliminary examination, doctor can decide on referral.

I hope this information helps.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.

Regards.