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Over Xmas I had the worst pain ever in the left side of my face. The pain felt like a constant dull ache. I saw 3 doctors and 3 dentists over the holiday period.
2 weeks ago I eventfully visited the dental hospital and they diagnosed it as TMJ. As soon as I got back home I felt as though I had all the right symptoms.
Last weekend I went to see a consultant and he said it was TN and totally dismissed what the dental hospital said. He told me to go on carbamazepine 200mg twice a day and then double it in a week. On the Monday I had my yearly check up with my MS consultant and she told me to take 100mg as and when I need it and only take when bad.
Who would you listen too? Both consultants at the same hospital and within days of each other giving me different dosage instructions.
I started on 200mg twice a day and for 4 days was awful. Sleeping all the time, awful headaches and generating awful. I knocked it down to 100mg and now feel a lot better.
From people's symptoms it sounds like its TMJ and not TN.
How do you guys feel with either of these?
What dosage are you on and do you too feel very tired. Or is this just a temporary thing until I get use to the pills?
Any advice would be brilliant.
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