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I married my wife about 2.5 years ago. We have such a happy family and trying to have kids until a week ago, sae felt a horrible pain in her right side of face when we went to bed. Initially she thought it was a bad tooth so she flossed and used mouth wash. The pain seemed to go away every time she stands up. So she spent the night in our recliner. Second day the pain is still there so she went into dentist, X-ray showed nothing, dental specialist, ER, then we went to see a neurologist in town three days later when she found out the pain. The pain was so bad that kept her awake all night and never went away. Most of the time, cold water in her mouth will dampen the pain or relived from the pain for 10-20 seconds. Sometimes the cold water doesn't help either. We told these to the neurologist and he said it could be trigeminal neuralgia, so he gave my wife some antiseizure medicine and ordered MRI and MRA. She started taking medicine on Thursday night and until today, which is Sunday, she had two relatively longer sleep (>5 hours). Her pain is like never goes away which keeps her all night up. She has to regularly drink cold water to sooth is down to she can doze off for about 2 mins and woke up by pain again. It is torture for her and to watch the love of your life being tortured. She is only 35 and our family barely started and now future is unknown to us. We couldn't find triggers since the pain is like constant until drinking cold water. Hot food seems to set it off or noise makes the pain worse. I am so afraid of this is TN2. I was looking at MVD and It seems that MVD is not effective to TN2. It puts me to desperate. Sometimes I wish time will go back. We used to hike, run, travel, marathon and do a lot of outdoor activities and now seeing her in pain and curling in bed for a week makes my heart break into pieces. Last night she had a little window of pain free, she rushed to hug me and snuggle me saying it is so nice to snuggle without pain. And it breaks my heart. I think I am still in denial and so is she. It struck us without any warning. This morning she said one of her wisdom tooth hurts and we both so wish that it is the reason. Now she is asleep after the antiseizure pills. I found this website and hope to get more support. Thank you. We are from Missouri, US.
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