Jaw problem as withdrawal symptom?

Postby WindowsXP420 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:10 pm


I have found this website a couple of weeks ago when I had derealization issues from weed withdrawal. The stories here really helped me to calm my nerves, and since then many of my symptoms have actually improved a lot.

I have used weed heavily from 2016 to 2020. At the beginning of this year, I have decided to stop using and have a fresh start in my life, so my last spliff was smoked 3.5 months ago. I have used weed in an on and off fashion, meaning I was usually high for 1-2 months, followed by one clear month. I have only smoked joints exclusively, and I was a heavy smoker as well. During my use I actually perceived my use to be highly problematic, however, I was not able to quit for good. Long story short, I went to psychotherapy in 2019 which lasted for about 2 years and with its help, I was able to end this habit.

While some side effects mildly persist (most notably fear of death, but I think this is related to a previous psychedelic use) my issue is that I have a pain in my jaw ever since I quit. It did not happen instantaneously, like for the first two weeks my jaw was alright. After the second week or so, I noticed that my hearing is not as good as before, and I have also had pain around my ears. I visited some doctors, I thought this might be attributed to wisdom teeth pain, but after they removed one of them the pain still there. Initially, there were headaches as well but after a month or so I only have a mild but consistent pain around my ears. After waking up everything is fine, I don't feel the pain (so I guess it's not night bruxism), but after like half an hour I start to feel it. I thought it could be somehow also related to the mask-wearing because of COVID but I am not convinced. Coffe and stress do not help as well.

My question is if there is anyone on this forum who had similar jaw problems after quitting M? I saw some similar topics around here but it would be nice to have someone's feedback who has experienced such withdrawal symptoms.

Thank you in advance, my internet friends, stay strong!
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Postby Jordan91 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:02 am

Hey man,

I feel for you. Those things can really mess you up. I can't really talk about weed withdrawal as I didn't use weed, but I have abused benzodiazepines. Which gave me teeth grinding for months.

As for your hearing, did you listen to loud music while high? I used to wear headphones all the time with the volume on max. When I quit drugs I couldn't hear as much and it felt like my ears were full.

I think it might be helpful to check with your doctor and ear doctor to make sure everything is in check.

Hope it helps
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Postby Luna824 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:44 am

Hey! Congrats on 3.5 months.

I started experiencing jaw pain about 2 weeks ago. I have been told by my dentist that I grind my teeth, but I don’t recall doing it during the day and I’ve never woken up with a headache/ jaw pain or anything. But about 2 weeks ago my jaw was soooo achy. After a couple of days of monitoring myself I realized I was clenching down a lot throughout the day without even realizing it. Even if it wasn’t super tight. I have read on the forums of people clenching/grinding as a withdrawal symptom. As well as pressure around their eyes/nose.

Hope you find some relief soon!
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Postby SparkleFly12 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:53 pm

Is it jaw pain, like in your muscles?

I have dealt with swolen lymph nodes in my jaw that are painful when they are bad; and I also felt headache and pain around temples and ears.
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