Co-Morbid Conditions Migraine Headaches

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While I’m here the explanation.

Migraine headache prevention with the NTI oral appliance


Thanks for this information. I found particularly useful the information about TMJ devices as I am still pondering whether it would be worth me forking out to see a TMJ/migraine specialist.



remember, those devices are only for the pain of migraine, not the dizziness, right Jen?



That’s what I was wondering myself. From the research I have done I know that clenching irritates the Trigeminal nerve which then triggers a migraine (with nausea, aura etc) so why can’t it be triggering the migraine dizziness too?

I think I am going to have to do some more research!


Ah! so I may not be thinking about this correctly! I’ll look into this also!

from what I was told by this woman who had silent migriane in other words MAV , with dizzies, Dr.Furman I believe his name was, But dont mark me on that, I cant really remember , her Dr who also suffered MAV himself, he was convinced it was a pivital part of his and her treatment and should always be used during sleep. and she wasnt on antidepressants only verapamil.
he said it stopped the trigminal nerve involvment, due to the bruxing , causing liesions to the trigminal nerve.
I dont have a mouth gaud yet , having said that, sooo? :oops:

Yes, Becky just sent me a link in email. I was wrong, i wasn’t thinking correctly about the connection. Becky is absolutely right and i am going to start wearing my mouthguard right away. Thanks Jen again for that information. you are a WEALTH of information and thanks Becky for backing it up.


Here is a link to the website I found about teeth clenching and migraines.

thanks Becky, and as Becky told me in email, she hesitated to post this link because it’s actually a marketing link. she’s posting it only to show the relationship between grinding teeth, which hits the trigeminal nerve, which can lead to a migraine.

no endorsement of this product intended.

Good stuff guys!!! Thanks for that!!! :smiley:


I did some Google Scholaring regarding this and here’s what I found. I’ll supply a few links and then give a summary:

the following support that bruxing causes an increase in migraines: (there were MANY more hits but the links took me to places where you had to pay to get into the professional article - they are not for the layman’s eyes:

you gotta see this one!: (keep in mind, these are scientific journal ariticles, not market ploys): … g+migraine

Now here’s one with bad news: … ct/9/3/345 … frame.html

and if you don’t feel like going to the above link, here is its summary:
Plain language summary
There is insufficient evidence to either support or refute the use of occlusal splints for treating patients with tooth grinding or clenching during sleep (sleep bruxism)
Sleep bruxism is characterised by several signs and symptoms. Among them abnormal tooth wear, fractured teeth, joint pain or tenderness, jaw muscle discomfort, and headaches. Treatments include odontological devices such as occlusal splints, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy. An occlusal splint is a removable appliance worn in the upper jaw (maxilla) or the lower jaw (mandible), with coverage of the dental surfaces. They are usually used to prevent tooth wear.
There is not enough evidence in the literature to show that occlusal splints can reduce sleep bruxism.

But now here’s a study which shows GOOD news (don’t you hate all these studies - WE could do a study and publish) … 1/abstract

Okay, i think i’ll quit now. The only thing they agree on is that if you brux, you get more migraines. They don’t agree on whether the mouthguard help. But if Furman, who has MAV, yes, Jen? finds that it helps, i’m going to use it and i’ll let you guys know if it helps my dizzy symptoms. If it helps me, that’s enough proof, right?


Yes Maam - that would be enough proof for me - I’ll even save my pennies and go have one made!!! :mrgreen:
Keep us posted Jul!!!



Thanks so much for all this research. It always amuses me how different studies can come up with so many differing conclusions! Yes, definately let us know how you get on with your mouthguard, and if I decide to get one myself I will do the same; evidence from us MAV sufferers is enough for me!


thanks for that link Becky,
Julie is that M gaurd similar to yours?
just sits at the front of the teeth?

My mouthguard looks something like this and it fits on my bottom teeth. This one looks like it’s made for a football player, it’s so big, but you can tell it was made by a dentist to fit his particular mouth.

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My apologies, i was SOOO tired - i went to bed late last night and completely forgot to put mine in. I’ll put it on my nightstand tonight, right next to my meds, so i won’t forget. The study is one day behind already :oops:

oh that’s a big one no wonder you gave it a miss.
thanks julie.

Yea, but Jen, that’s football player size, mine is tiny compared to that. Now’s when I wish i had a digital camera.

I’ll try to find a better pic.