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Is it Trigeminal Neuralgia

Hi I'm sorry to bother you guys but I'd like some insight to the symptoms of TN, since the 29th November 2016 I have had this horrendous pain on the left side of my forehead, just above my eyebrow. The pain is constant and in the last few days it has also started to add a stinging sensation. I also get pain in my left ear and my cheekbone. It's difficult to know if it is TN as on the 20th March 2015 I underwent Bilateral Jaw Joint replacement surgery, my GP thinks that the pain I'm getting is due to the jaw joint replacement surgery, in my own opinion I don't believe it is. I have many health problems my main one is Emphysema with only 40% lung function. My GP has put me on Gabapentin and at the moment I'm having to take 900mg 3-4 times a day along with paracetamol. Due to my multiple health problems I take a lot of medication, I have to take 80mg of Amitriptyline and 25mg of phenergan to help me sleep at night due to tinnitus. I do have my 2 year check up with my max fax consultant in Birmingham on Tuesday 7th March 2017 which is a long day as I live 180 miles away. The pain is horrendous and I just don't know what else to do..... I take so much medication every day as it is and now a shed loads of Gabapentin....... Does this sound like TN...... Thank you for any replies.

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I have TN but my symptoms are pain in the jaw. Maybe someone else has similar problems. Sorry.



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