Problem with Neuralgia

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Hello. I have problem for a month. I was outside with wet hair and doctor told me that I had Neuralgia. Took medicine for a week and everything was pretty okay. but after two weeks it happed again. feel not pain in my jaw but something not pleasant, dumb. does anybody has the experience with it? could you please tell me what should i do?

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    Hi Giorgi41357,

    Sounds like you are new to managing with Trigeminal Neuralgia. Is your doctor a neurologist? Did you stop the medicine after 2 weeks?

    Neuralgia comes and goes. I remain on my medicine (Carbamazepine) at all times. I've had to increase the dose with my neurologist over the years. I experience little stuff at times, but very rarely any major bolt or shock to my jaw any more.


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      Hello Eddie13,

      thanks for reply! actually she was just ottolaringolog(EAR-Throat) speacialist, and she said just Neuralgia, nothing more. even now I dont know what is conqlusion about my problem. I carefully read, all the main symptoms and there is just numbness of my right side. nothing more. I feel pain in my head, but it not like this like shocking pain or something. and I am little bit confused.

      By the way I have appointment to the neurologist but before I wanted to check out if anybody had the same problems... thanks

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      Hi again giorgi41357,

      From my experience (starting 2007), I'd say you are in the early stages of TN. I started with (minor by TN standards) pains under my molars. The pains would move around, so I did not understand them for quite some time before I looked for help. Unfortunately I had a legitimate root canal before that and thought I must need another one. Wrong.. but that's a story for another time.

      Anyway, shocks came later. If the neurologist perscribes something that keeps your numbness away, great. I'd say stay on that medicine.


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      thanks eddie13,

      did you feel pain in you head? during the first stages of the TN?

      what about Neurologist? should i Visit frequently? or what should i do? omg. really afraid

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      First of all, nothing to be afraid of. Everybody has something, and this something is manageable. My initial pains felt like they were under a

      molar, any molar on the left side. They were very quick. So quick that it

      was hard to tell what just happened. Over time I got to the point were I incorrectly concluded that I needed a rooot canal. I still had the issues after the root canal. The root canal doctor put me on the right path, neurologist.

      Neurologist knew it was TN, but he wanted to identify the root cause of the TN. Everyone's can be different. Your Neurologist may send you for tests as well. Once the neurologist has a handle on your situation, he or she will keep you on a maintenance plan.


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    Hi Giorgi

    Im sorry to hear you have this awful pain.

    I would like to say personally I don't think it has anything to do with being outside with wet hair, or that it has caused your Neuralgia. But who knows what causes these things these days. Nothing would surprise me.

    Which medication did your GP prescribe for you? If so which one and how much dosage? 

    As as everyone is different it is quite possible that you are experiencing the first stages of little spurts and bouts before the full blast of pain. 

    You could try not going outside in wet hair and see if it makes any difference in say about a month. Just an idea.

    If you are experiencing further pain go bcc and see your GP.

    Let  us know how you get on.

    Kind regards



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      Thanks gloriana56563,

      Actually I took just painkillers and vitammin B for a week and pain dissapeared for two weeks. but now it appeared again. my GP just said that I had some water inside my ears, nothing more. and other doctor on the first time said that, it was Neuralgia. really confused.

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      Hi Giorgi,

      I can relate to ear problems as I am a sufferer of earaches, ever since I was a child. I also found my ear aches, or other problems like blocked ears etc, would often cause some pain in my lower jaw near the ear, or even by my temple. I used to take pain killers and use a hot water bottle. That seemed to do the trick.

      But with this Neuralgia I can still often get bouts of shooting pains in my ear as well as the feeling of toothaches.

      Do you have an ear ache at all? Or maybe any tingling on that side?

      If you still have some pain go back to your GP and he will look inside your ear again, it could even be an ear infection, especially if you had water in your ear. 

      Try and and list any other symptoms you may have as you go along. It is possible it could be just a one off!

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