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I was diagnosed with TN in october i was off work for 3 weeks. The worst 3 weeks of my life! I was on codeine and then got prescribed carbamazapine. I could not take it however incase i was pregnant. 10 weeks again and i got my second episode. Still trying for a baby too which meant it was very difficult to be prescribed anything that would actually help. The pain has been unbareable and ive been off work another week. Ive just bought my first house and being off work so much is causing problems with money and work. Im also struggling because i think people just think ive got a tooth ache and do not understand in the slightest.
My episode recently stopped. However during the time i was getting my attacks i kept biting on my top each time to try and help the pain. I was tossing and turning and crying and ifelt biting doen hard on an item of clothing gave some sort of comfort. Since then i can hardly up my mouth more than half way. It hurts to push my wisdom tooth down and bite down on food in a certain way. I have a big lump in my neck which is really tender and hurts to touch. Im guessing its a gland. It hurts to swallow and move my chin to my chest. Im having to use all my painkillers still even tho i no longer having tn attacks. Is it possible that ive maybe widened the base of the tooth in the gum and its now inflammed? Ive got a filling in the tooth altho to me it doesnt look like it is 100% through. I had my teeth checked before i got diagnosed with tn and altho i have decayed teeth on that side with fillings. My dentist said there was no sign of infection under any of the teeth. Any ideas? I dont want my dentist messing with my teeth and making the tn worse. I didnt have this last time so all i can think of is its been caused by me biting down hard on something each time i had an attack! It didnt feel like this whilst i had my episode. I was happy when my episode was finishing but then i was left with this. Any help woud be much appreciated. Thankyou
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