Has anyone else felt better after getting the temporal artery biopsy? i am having some level of pain/pulsating on the right side of my face now. But i swear, the left side, where they took out 2cm of the artery & shut it down feels a lot better even a week after the surgery, than it has in a very long time.
Feeling less pain after temporal artery biopsy - PMRGCAuk
I suppose if the artery they removed was damaged/inflamed then it would do. Or a nerve that was transmitting the pain signals was cut and no longer functions.
It's been an interesting phenomenon. i still getting occasional post surgery pain in the area, but the whole left side of my face & temple feels more relaxed.
Do you see the surgeon again? Ask them...
Probably not, but i can call & ask about it, and also ask if they tested my sample for that varicella zoster.
On your nerve idea, my facial nerve was affected & supposed to recover but hasnt yet, so my left brow lower and stiff for now. i had it done at univ of CO by a resident, professor/doctor advising. anyway maybe helped with pain...
Did the bulging artery that you were experiencing decrease in size after the sample was taken during the biopsy? It's my understanding that a section is removed and then ends of the artery are tied-off, which I assume restricts blood flow after that? Just curious. Thanks!