Numbness and swelling any advice?

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I have been diagnosed with this condition recently. I have chronic arthritis as well. I have only had 1 episode but this has left me

numb by my chin and my bottom lip is tingling. Is this normal as

it has been 4 weeks now. I also have swelling in my gum. All

these symptoms where much worse at the time but now have

stopped improving.

I am due to fly this week and I'm really concerned. I have to wait

to see a neurologist until I get back and my gp has no experience with this.

I would really appreciate any advice

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    I have had X-Ray's in hospital and an ultra sound and I have nothing wrong to do with my teeth. The swelling has been caused by this condition according to the consultant that conducted the scan. Apparently the fat has swollen up.!

    I'm really concerned as nobody else seems to have had these other symptoms and can't seem to find any info about it.

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    Hi Mandy

    Do you take medications for your TN & Arthritis? The numbness,tingling and pain in the face is the norm for TN but pain & how long it lasts is different for everyone. As for your swollen gums, I would definately speak to your dentist for advice. Good luck 

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    Yes I do take 2 different anti inflammatory drugs for the arthritis and was already on gabapenten 1500mg daily.

    I am not so bothered about the pain as unfortunately I am so used to dealing with that and I am on high doses of pain relief.

    Can anyone advise on how long the numbness is likely to last?

    I really appreciate your replies and help as this is a scary little known condition.

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