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I was diagnosed with hashimotos thyroidosis last year and have suffered all the standard serious and non serious symptoms that have affected my life. Ontop of that, i was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia back in June after suffering for numerous months. I've now been in extreme pain every day, for a year this month! I'm 24 but feel like I've missed out on so many years thanks to all of this. I get pain in my eye, my nose, my ear, my jaw, my temple, my teeth, the bass of my skull, my neck, my shoulder, all the way down my arm and sometimes get shocks down the spine. I struggle to work or do basic daily things because the pain is just too much when it happens. Attacks originally lasted anything from 2 minutes - 10. How they last an hour and I'm left with constant throbs for the rest of the day, until the next attack happens and so on so forth. Pain is always worse in the morning and at night. I'm currently on 110mg of amitriptyline, have increased 10mg each week. I have one week left until I've hit the max dose my neurologist said to hit. So far no side effects - but I still can't sleep un interrupted from pain. It's definitely helped the intensity and duration of attacks, but it's still so bad i can't move for an hour and am left feeling exhausted. I also have extreme muscle fatigue, I'm assuming from hashimotos. My legs feel like led almost all of the time! I'm so sick of not be able to get on with my life like I used to. A light breeze can trigger pain, brushing my teeth, smiling, taking to long, simply touching my face at the wrong time!! I feel like there maybe more to the picture than just trigeminal neuralgia...anyone else been this high on amitriptyline and still suffered? Should I be expecting pain to go? Or am I stuck like this forever until it decides to go into remission? Feeling lost, down and ready to give up.
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