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Hi there, I am looking for some advice.
I will keep this as short as possible. I had toothache in February and the dentist was not able to ascertain the problem. Nothing obvious showed on x-rays. Got root canal done, pain did not go away, got tooth extracted - took dry socket - excruciating pain. Left things for 6 weeks but I was still in pain. Only one molar left on bottom left hand side so eventually opted for root canal on this - again nothing showing on x ray but definitely signs of sensitivity.Anyway, this has made no difference.
Been to the doctor who suggested I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. I googled this straight away and I am a little baffled. I do not have severe pain - never have done (apart from dry socket) but I have a constant ache. It is not agony but it never goes away. It really is getting me down and I don't know where to turn. It is on the left hand side of my face - along my lower jaw. Can anyone help? Can this be a form of Trigeminal Neuralgia? He has prescribed 10 mg Amitriptyline and I have to increase to 20 mg next week and go back for a review. So far, no difference but I am totally wiped out. I would appreciate anyone's advice! I am DESPERATE and want my life back!! It would be good to know that I am possibly on the right track with this! Thanks.
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