Thank You for sharing. I am only 39 years old, and broke my jaw in 1999 and didn’t have any major pain until the year 2011. Found out I had TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disease) and Fibromyalgia. I finally found a good family Doctor and Specialist that work together to help manage pain without addictive drugs. I take Neurontin, and Cymbalta. I have to work VERY hard to manage my pain. Eating right, getting enough sleep, staying stress free, and exercise all help me. I thought of suicide when I had a Doctor tell me there was NOTHING wrong. Finally, I had an MRI and CAT Scan done when my new Doctor actually was listening to me. They found out, I have ZERO Meniscus in my Jaw Joints, rubbing bone on bone, and major bone loss in both jaw joints. Doctors need to listen to their patients. I was begging to not be on Muscle Relaxers or Pain Killers just FIND THE PROBLEM and let’s work on relieving symptoms. I love my Doctor of now 2 years. He cares about me as a PERSON. Pain is real, and even if you look okay on the outside, you may not be okay. I have a Handicap Permit, I don’t use it unless I have to, and the stares I get are awful. People shouldn’t judge.