I am pretty sure I have TMJ, and have been experiencing some symptoms that are a bit strange and distressing to me that I am not sure if they are related.
My left side of my face, near my temple, feels more tight then normal at times, and usually through out the day my temple is like protruding or swollen and pulsing (normal pulse rate, just much stronger pulse then other side of face). This pulsing goes all the way up to the top of the left side of my head, which at times also feels swollen or larger than my right side and pulses very noticeably. I also feel a rubber tube like feeling that I think is a vein, but I am told might be a muscle below my temple that goes horizontally towards my ear.
It is slightly painful to touch (sore) and headaches come and go and are not very serious.
As usual, the main issue is the anxiety and panic I get with this, I think it is an aneurysm or a stroke or something whenever it gets bad. Does anyone have a similar experience or history with this who also has TMJ (or even if you don't). Or if you have a similar experience with an unknown symptom and have coping method advice.
I think talking about it with people will help me a lot, this is my first time doing anything like this, so I am excited to hear what you guys think.
Thanks for any help/advice, I really appreciate it :)