Do I have Trigeminal Neuralgia?
I'm male and 43 years old.
Over a month ago, I was using a powerdrill, had it in the wrong direction and it kicked back on me and the heavy whacked me extremely hard on the right side of my face, after in and out of my GP, and xrays showed no signs of a fracture, a doctor diagnosed me as a crushed nerve, he advised me to start with Panadol, if still hurting take 400mg ibuprofen (which seems to help a little), and if really still bad I got prescriped medical Amitriptyline which a least helps me get a good night's sleep.
I match the symptoms very well for Trigeminal Neuralgia, my stabbing pain starts below my left ear and can last from a few minutes to several hours, when really bad the pain spreads to my head, lower jaw and neck, feeling they one massive gaint headache somewhat.
If really disrupts my day to day life, I cannot make too many plans for the next day and i'm unsure how I am going to feel.
There seems to be so many triggers for the pain, I can no longer drink anything too hot, or put my head under the shower, I try to sleep on my back, my right ear is extremely sentisive to noise too, I can no longer listen to music or play games with my headphones for too long.I also try to avoid leaning forward, is many cases even touching my right side of my face.
My GP told me is can take up to six weeks for nerves to heal yet now i'm 5 weeks in, and I got a fear I might have this for the rest of my lifeReport this