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ive recently been diagnosed by my GP with TN, had these symptoms 8 years ago and they went, now has returned. have asked for a mri scan but they just shrug it off! have now been referred to pain clinic. im taking 75ml pregablin twice a day, they used this drug because of the effect the others would do to my job (lorry driver)
today i have had a asessment with a chiropractor, who is questioning my diagnosis? as what i am explaing doesnt conform with typical TN symptoms? (The total opposite to what my GP said?)
i have my attacks about an hour after going to bed, wake with a earache wich gets stronger and more intense, then spreads down my jaw line to the side of my right nostril, a very intense ache thats lasts between 1-2 hours, 2 hours of rocking, groaning, rubbing my ear and wanting to rip my jaw off!!
i use a T.E.N.S machine which i attach by my right ear and top of jaw which seems to help cope with the pain.
i was taking tremadol to help sedate me as as you all know, theres no medication available to cure the acute pain. But, during one severe attack, and in desperation, i took 8 tremadol, 4 ibuprofen and 2 paracetamol! ( all i had around me at the time )
i have now removed any meds around me as this scared me!
ive been to an optician, dentist and tried aculpuncture
i am now anxious before i go to bed, im tired, moody, and now confused after my visit to the chiropractor??
any advise or thoughts would be very much appreciated
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