I had it 3 or 4 years

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The pain started like a toothache pain where the nerve is exposed. I went 3 times to the dentist and insisted they pull a tooth. A good dentist would not do this. The pain got much worse after he pulled the tooth. The pain would go away and I would think it went away. The last 6 months before surgery, I did not leave the house. That was a waste of time. It is a very tuff surgery. Read all about it. It does not help everyone. Some people it gets worse. It helped me but I have issues that they never told me about. I have to take the medicine still and I thought that I would be done with that.

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    So are you still taking the same meds for the TN or meds for something new now? My kids were just asking about other avenues beyond brain surgery I told them about the one that is supposed to kill the nerve over about a month but he thinks it may give me cancer. I just either want a dose that I can stay with for years or surgery that will give the same years with no pain 
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    thanks Kathy

    Just out of curiosity, what surgery was it? ( I went to the dentist too, then he sent me to a root canal specialist, who sent me to Sunybrook Hospital to a dental specialist who diagnosed it immediately and sent me to the neurologist I am now seeing) 

    Wayne

     

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      That's what I'm curious about also Wayne because my dentist would not do anything to my teeth he said that I had no cavities and immediately did a referral to a neurologist but I'm still waiting for the appointment 

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      Hi, Wayne, I had MVD( multi vacascular decmpression surgery. Your dr will want you to take medicine to co trol it for a long time. Surgery is a last resort. I took carbamazine 3 times a day and gabapintine 3 times a day that is the maximum you can take ( 300 mg.) It is hard to function normally) I wanted to get off the medicine. I am back on it anyway but the pain is gone.
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    Hey Kathy

    I'm sorry to hear that you sound like it's miserable but isn't the pain gone which was the whole point? Y are u still taking the Carbamazepine now that you've had the surgery and it was a success. I would be confused because the Carbamazepine is what stops the pain in the first place so how do you know that the pain is gone if you are still taking the meds to stop the pain (hope that makes sense) 

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      I was surprised to be taking the medicine also. The paralysis on my left side was not expected. My mouth is so dry that I can hardly talk. My lips, my nose, everything on the left side of my face feel paralyzed. I go to a eye specialist also. My eyes are bad now. I had double vision for 4 months. My neurologist said it would help. I quit taking it for a month and it got worse. I keep telling myself that the awfull pain is gone and the rest will get better. I would suggest you go to" after MVD surgery" they have a forum and it is very interesting and scary.Good luck to you.

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