Snap, crackle, etc. So, my jaw has been popping nigh-constantly for the past several months. Not when I talk (on those rare occasions), but when I open my mouth wider than a certain point, like to eat or to yawn. Permanently sleep-depped as I am, I yawn a lot. XD And if I use it too much, it gets all stiff and sore to the point where I'm afraid it'll lock up. (It hasn't yet.)
Finally talked to my dentist about it when I went in last week, and she told me that while she could refer me to an oral surgeon, they never do surgery unless it's actually painful. She went on to recommend three things: anti-inflammatories, hot jaw massages if I can find someone who does that, and more soft food in my diet. (And then she got to hear one of the extra-loud CRACKs my jaw makes when it's really fatigued, which happens when I'm trying to hold my mouth open for long periods so the dentist can work in there. So that happened. XD) Sooooo, SOUP FOR ME. I actually made hot and sour soup this week. My first time cooking tofu! It turned out pretty good, actually. Surprisingly filling.