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Is it normal for TN to break-through w/ pain only a few days after titrating upward on Carbamazepine? It was pretty bad, last night-- I'd just raised dose on Wed; it took a few days to get used to lobotomy effects; effects better last night, but then, pain broke through, rather severely.
I have a bit of pain, now... trying to control it w/Tylenol and Fioricet. My PC doc put me on the Carbamazepine. I see him again on Tuesday.
I am beginning to wonder whether this is the drug for me...yes, I could go still higher (I'm only taking 600 mg. per day), but I become a vegetable for the first few days, each time-- and then, the pain breaks through again! Is this normal? I can't take most of those other drugs (have tried them before for other conditions, such as fibromyalgia and arthritis). All this is TN stuff is rather new to me; I haven't even seen specialist yet and been formally dx. (App't on May 1st). I have had this probably since October, but it only got super- bad the end of February; here it is, April (in October through January, I thought the pain was from two extracted, infected teeth).
(Also, the italicization and other word -editing things on that panel don't work on here, for me. )
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