i am 34 and am in some real pain just now,have been for about a month this time. I think i have had TN since i was a teenager as i can remember getting these pains then too,just not so intense. I have started on tegretol a week ago 100mg twice a day,just doubled the dose to 200mg once a day and 100mg once a day for a week and then it will be 200mg twice a day and see where we go from there.
I am finding the pain unbearable,i end up curled up in a ball on the floor,sometimes in tears. Now understand that i have been through some serious pain in my time and had some pretty bad accidents, i've got the scars to prove it. But nothing,nothing compares to the pain i am in with this. Is there anything at all i can take that will even just take the edge off the pain so i might be able to function a bit better. I am a stay at home Dad and have a 1 1/2 year old to keep an eye on and its hard to do that when i am in a ball on the floor.
If anyone out there can give me a few tips or pointers on how to deal with this bloody affliction i would greatly appreciate them