Do I have tn?

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My pc said he thinks I have tn. I was having severe jaw pain and thought I had an ear/sinus infection. He pulled that out and suggested is neurologist. I havnt been able to get in yet due to the holidays. I went my chiropractor to see if my jaw is just off. He's been adjusting me and is doesn't seem to help. I now feel tightness in my face, neck and sholdrs. I've had a bad headache for 2 weeks and can't drink anything cold. It hurts my teeth so bad I have spit it out. I'm hoping I do t have tn but nothing I've tried seem to relive any of my pain.

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    I would love to know what the doctors say after you completed all visits. I have TN for 20 years now. I personally would never take any medication for this because it will affect your brain and does very little to help you. I personally try 400-600 mg of magnesium glycinate 3 times a day. It seems to work, but still, it's to soon to say what you have in my opinion.

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    I just bought some today my chiropractor suggested it. I have prescription for grabapentin but I don't like the waybot makes me feel and it doesn't help with the pain. I guess I will have see the specialist.

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      Sorry to hear about your jaw pain Tina. I know how horrible it is. My gp diagnosed TN but I'm seeing a TMJ specialist next week to see if that is the cause. It seems to be eating or draughts that trigger it off mostly. I've heard of Gabapentin. A friend of mine takes it for her back pain. I'm on Tegretol at the moment but I don't like it. I'm popping pills like sweets to get rid of the pain. I'll check out magnesium glycinate. One viewer also suggested taking turmeric (500mg) and El Carnatine (500mg) every morning for the pain. I have some on order but I'm not sure if it will help. St Johns Wort is also supposed to help but I'm not supposed to have that because I'm on BP medication. Please let me know how you get on with the magnesium and good luck!

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      I will try the turmeric also. It can't hurt. I'm hurting more today. I am thinking about trying cbd oil. I just don't what's best a pill or vape. I'm gaining weight even though I'm not able to eat much. When eat it makes my jaw and ear burn.

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    Oh turmeric and L-Carnitine, are wonderful. I take both for brain function since inflammation causes depression. Which is really a gut issue. Another thing that helped me greatly with T.N is prolotherapy. Naturopathic doctors tend to this treatment. That's if you can find one depending on where you live. Initially I paid $300 for the treatment and visit and $150 for every treatment thereafter.

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    Did he try E Stem & Ultra sound? That does help. The adjusting just caused me more pain.

    I drink  a lot of warm water, use sensitive tooth paste.

    I try anything to get some relief. 

    Try to have a great day!

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    The only way you will know for sure is to get a MRI and see if it shows an artery pressing on the trigeminal nerve !  I hope you are able to get the MRI done. Good Luck and God Bless !
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      I had an MRI scan last year but apparently there was no evidence of TN. This was despite two gp's telling me that they thought it was TN. I'm going for a Maxillo-Facial examination next week so maybe that will reveal what my problem is. My dentist says my teeth are fine and refuses to take any out, yet the neurologist I saw said it was probably 'a tooth problem' and that I should go back to see them. So now I'm totally confused! I'm taking Tegretol and although it takes away the pain for a while I'm trying to find some natural pain relief at the moment.

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