“Lovely” new tic…
So now my mouth forces itself open – basically past the point where it wants to stop. Haven’t locked it properly yet but I have now got quite intense jaw pain on the right hand side. This one has been going on for a couple of weeks now! Complete pain in the face!
Oh well – can’t ever accuse the Tourette’s of not mixing it up a little from time to time! This tic isn’t new as such – much like with a lot of the tics that have come about in this last year it seems to be a vastly worsened version of a previous tic. It does mean however that I’m having to hit the pain meds again. Also it keeps hijacking yawns! I’ll be halfway into a yawn, which is already hurting as a result of this tic, and BOOM suddenly my mouth is at full extension and I’m clutching my face!
Weirdly the pain is focused around my right hand side – but I think that might be because I already have some damage on that side. I have found that if I put pressure on it with my fingers during the over-widening part that it reduces the pain a little, but that’s not quite so helpful when I’m in the middle of one of those stunning combo-move tics and my hands are otherwise pre-occupied being stretched out or hitting other parts of me!
I did talk to a doctor and they said it’s unlikely that I will do any permanent damage, but obviously there is not much they can do at the moment apart from suggest that I take painkillers and grin and bear it.
On the bright side, I am now a pro at catching flies when I’m out in my wheelchair! *spit spit spit*