Well as others have probably already read I have had extensive jaw surgery in the past to repair a jaw malclusion that I was born with. I had this surgery about 2 years ago, the surgery went pretty well but just wound up with a little tightness and numbness on the right side of my mouth. Some days were better then others, really only feel it when I would smile or yell or something.
It bothered me a lot so I went to a speech pathologist who used to do these vibrations on it but it didn't really help, I think thats when I began to get depressed that I would have to deal with this feeling when I talk or smile or laugh for the rest of my life, and am thinking thats what is one of the reasons that has lead me up to this recent severe anxiety problem.
On a more positive note though I believe the drugs I'm on now seem to be working a little bit, my days are going a little bit better and seem to be less on edge, not anxiety free but I'm definetly noticing myself being a little better at work atleast. My nights are still rough but I'm sure this is a gradual process.
The main reason for this post is lately I've been getting this extreme tightness around the muscles in my mouth on both sides now, am curious if just regular anxiety could cause that? Read somewhere that skizophrenia can cause things like that and thats what has me worried. But then again it could just be the extensive jaw surgery coupled with my anxiety. Even went to look in the mirror earlier to see if I had a furrowed tongue cause I heard that was another sign of skizophrenia. I guess that really is my biggest fear right now, thinking it is something that will only get worse. But hey, meds are kicking in a LITTLE bit so thats good!