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MAYBE I'm being paranoid, but has anyone had worsening of TMJ/jaw popping, or know how to relieve it?

My jaw popped before due to braces as a kid, but never ALL the time. Now every time I open my mouth, it pops. Since starting Accutane (I'm going into month 5) I have had issues with other joints (ankles, elbows, lower back mainly) so I'd assume it could have an effect on the jaw joint as well, but holy hell it's annoying.

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lol this happened to me. I never had it before, but started noticing it around month 4(finished close to 6months), that my jaw would pop if i open my mouth too wide. Weirdly i never got any joint problems elsewhere besides just once, and it left within 1-2days. I'm heading one month post accutane and its still there. It doesnt bother me too much right now though, i hope it doesnt get worse though.

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Nope, I don't think you're paranoid. I have TMJ and my jaw has always popped when I open my mouth really wide. I'm only in Month 1 and I've noticed a little bit of an increase in the jaw popping. I hope it doesn't get worse :eh:!

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I've had this happen to me also. My right side of jaw cracks when I move it left and right and open wide

Never had this before accutane

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Hello All,

I am starting to notice this more. I had some slight TMJ before, but this is getting crazy. I have also had some ear problems this winter...I'll be going to an ENT next week, hoping this is just a side effect that will go away. Has anyone had any resolution of this?

My joints are a little sore, but nothing unbearable.

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MAYBE I'm being paranoid, but has anyone had worsening of TMJ/jaw popping, or know how to relieve it?

My jaw popped before due to braces as a kid, but never ALL the time. Now every time I open my mouth, it pops. Since starting Accutane (I'm going into month 5) I have had issues with other joints (ankles, elbows, lower back mainly) so I'd assume it could have an effect on the jaw joint as well, but holy hell it's annoying.

I know this is an older post...did any of these symptoms go away for you?

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I took Accutane at age 17 for 1 year. Right around this time, I noticed jaw/ear clicking and popping. I thought nothing of it at this time. Now I'm 23 years old and have brutal TMJ. I believe there is a strong correlation between Accutane and TMJ. There is no doubt that Accutane dries your joints and breaks down cartilage. TMJ pain is a very difficult thing to deal with, and for this reason I would factor this into your decision when considering Accutane.

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I developed TMJ after 16 months of finishing 5 months course of accutane. Never had TMJ or any joint issue before. Accutane certainly has some connection with TMJ.

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