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After a couple of months of pain, my dr told me last week he believes I'm suffering with "tic doulereux".
My first bout was in November, not knowing what was going on, I took every painkiller I could get my hands on, double and triple dosing with Tylenol with codeine (which I had never used before). By the time I got to my doc, the pain was fading and he just gave me a round of prednisone to get over it. Mostly what I wanted was to be sure the pain would not come back.
Well it's back. I'm averaging about 3 attacks a day, a couple at work that are maybe a 3-5 in pain, and usually a whopper at night starting in the evening and lasting 2-3 hours. The pain is....I have no words. I just try to breathe. My eyes and nose leak, and when it's really bad I drool too. I'm gone when it happens. I count down the clock. When the pain is about to break I get shivers and goosebumps, so I know it will be over soon.....and then I'm so tired.
My Doc says he can't give me anything, because I'm 10 weeks pregnant. (Which he says may also be triggering the attacks)
I'm looking into acupuncture, and essential oils, but they seem such a slim hope. What if they refuse me because I'm pregnant? What will I do? I feel so bad for my husband, he sees me like that, dripping snot at tears and sometimes I can't help it, I make noise too.
I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm scared.
Does anyone have some suggestions or ideas for me?
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