I made the picture to illustrate for my friends and family how painful it is because it doesn't show on the outside how it feels inside. And it feels good to know that so many people recognize themselves in my picture because for years I was told it was just anxiety and all in my head. Literally they were right about the last part. The pain is in my head area, but it's not an imaginary pain.
Posted with permission by artist. Artwork by a TMD patient, Marianne of Senja, Norway.
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