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I was diagnosed with TN this year I've been dealing with it since I was 19 I am now 25. I know have insurance and have been seen my help providers at the military base I am at. I went to the ER do to pain when I thought I was sinus related the doctor then aid it was TN which began my journey with Keppra ( If you have a short temper watch out Keppra made me almost snatch some kid over the counter at Burger King) after discussing with my doctor on base that this medicine was making me psycho we tried Tegratol ( HELL, need I say more ) . It's been about 3 months since I've been on Gabapentin and it works/worked.
Today I had one of the worst episodes of my life . At a dose of 600mg all at once in the AM the pain was explosive to say the least.
It affects my eye socket whole right side of my face. My nose runs and eye waters can't open my eye and feel like I can't breathe it hurts so bad. I've been to the MRI and ruled out MS.
I left work to go to the ER again because I thought I was going to die . The Tegratol made me want to kill myself . Now the gaba isn't working and I'm not sure what to do .
My doctor said that I need to see a therapist because of my depression but I'm depressed because my damn face makes me feel like a burden to society and cause me to lose focus and not be able to help my co workers because I'm literally down and debilitated after an episode. No one understands how bad this hurts me physically and mentally .
I'm tired . I have a 6 month old son and a wife that I need to be 110% good to go for them, I can't because I'm a hermit and I don't know why. I just wanna be able to not be anxious and nervous about my episodes ... I can handle pain. This is hell on earth . I'm losing jobs because I have to leave because of my pain.
Maybe I'm just complaining or venting I don't know I just need relief and don't know how to ask my doctors that I need this over this. I'm over being afraid because of my medicine and condition . Someone please point me in the right directions . Thanks you . Hope you all find the relief!
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