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Without going through the last 6 weeks of hell, let me be brief to see if anyone can help me. I've had head and face pain so severe I'm not sure how much more I can take. My last contact with a doctor was an ENT that stopped me when I was trying to explain my symptoms, and said he believed I had Trigeminal Neuralgia. He sent me home with Gabapentin, and said he would get me in to see a Neurologist. My appointmen isn't until Dec 15th. I was told to take one 100 MG pill three times a day. I thought this was it! I went for 3 days with no pains. Then in the early morning hours I woke up with the pain back. Usually my pain is 10++++++. This morning it was about 8-9. I did not get the burning, searing pain in the top of my head this time. It was confined to my forehead, eye, teeth, and an ache near my ear. I took 2 Gabapentin, and a pain pill I was given at the ER at an earlier visit. The pain lasted for about 2 hours. I woke at 6 am with a dull ache near my ear. A feeling of pressure. Since I could not take anymore Gabapentin that soon, I stayed in bed till 7:30, and then I took 2 more Gabapentin, and 2 Excedrin migraine pills. Within one hour, I was pain free. Is it okay for me to up my dosage without the doctor saying it's okay? Does what I have sound like Trigeminal Neuralgia? My pain covers my front teeth on the left, inside my nose, under my eye, in my eye, over my eye, and into my forehead. Then I have these streaking pains that run back and forth very quickly from front to back on top of my head. It's either very, very hot, or very, very cold. To me, it's like a pinball machine that slings the ball back and forth, back and forth. And the pain is severe! I have pains in the roof of my mouth, that lead up to my eye. I'm embarrassed to say this because I've never seen this written anywhere else, but I get this strange smell in my nose when this happens, Now, I'll probably be taken as a crackpot, but that's just the way it is, My pains are so severe, everytime I have one of these attacks, I pray that it will be the last one, I beg...please Lord, don't let me go through this again! I'm not sure I can keep going through this. Can anybody relate to what I've said? Does this sound like Trigeminal Neuralgia? Am I putting myself in danger by increasing Gabperntin? I know most people take a lot more than this, but am I doing it too soon? I'd take the whole bottle before going through another attack! Thank you for any information you can give me.
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