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Hi, 2 months ago I woke up in the morning with a horrible ache in my upper back jaw. I booked in an appointment at my dentist for the next day, he poked around in my mouth but we couldn't isolate the pain. He also couldn't see anything wrong with my teeth. He sent me to get x-rays, but these did not give any more insight to why I was in pain. So, the dentist gave me a prescription for antibiotics with the assumption that the pain must have been my sinuses. I took the anti biotics and half way through the course the pain went away. I finished the course. A week later, the pain came back. I tried to ignore this pain for a month, applying a heat pack to my face when ever the pain got to much as this is the only thing that seemed to work. Panadol, nurophen and asprin all didnt do anything. The pain started to confuse me because it was no longer in just my upper jaw but all along the left side of both upper and lower jaws, in my ear and around my eye. I booked in an appointment at my doctor. He told me I have TN. He has done no tests, has not booked me in to see a neurologist and hasnt given me any information on the horrible pain I'm feeling. I sometimes feel a shooting pain, but mostly it is an aching-burning. I've never felt the electric-like pain that everyone with TN seems to describe. Can someone tell me whether this is an accuate diagnosis? Should I go see another doctor? He's put me on Carbamazepine 600mg but it isnt doing anything yet.
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