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I have been struggling with what seems to be trigeminial neuralgia according to my gp. Although this is the case, I have no aching feeling in my jaw, teeth etc. Instead I get a horrible burning, itching sensation on my face. This causes redness and irritation. I have been on tegretol (100mg) carbamazepine. I started on 1 a day, that didn't work so i moved up to 2 a day, that also didn't work and then finally I am where I'm at now which is 3 a day(300mg). There's no doubt that this medication does relieve some of the irritation. But I can still feel this horrible feeling that seems like it's ruining my facial skin. The thing is, I am 16, just left school and I can't live like any normal person. It affects me everyday to the point where it's making me depressed. I have my whole life ahead of me and it's being set back by trigeminial neuralgia. I need help in what to do, how to stop these sensations urgently. I'm on my last legs, thankyou for your help, god bless.
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