Despair over the election and I couldn’t sleep. Then the pain hit my mouth. I thought it was some kind of tooth issue. But the Dentist couldn’t find anything this morning and is sending me to a specialist. The dentist thinks it may be something called Trigeminal Neuralgia.
The pain is the most I have ever experienced and hits for about a minute every three minutes. I am depressed over the election, worried about this diagnosis, worried about what my crappy work insurance will cover,and tired already of screaming out loud from the pain. 24 hours ago I saw none of this coming.
Yes, they talked to me about the possibility of shingles, but the doctor I talked to today did not think that is likely. I am waiting for an appointment with a neurologist. I feel like I am stepping into some medical maze and worry that after a few turns I will not be able to find my way out again.
I really feel your pain and I mean literally . I hope you can get the help you need.
I am sure I have TN too from an auto accident, I hit my head on my right side and it was right on my temple. Do you get sharp shooting pains right in your eyeball too ?
Hang in there, Biotop. It’s good that the pain is better. TN is different in different people, and right now, you don’t even know if that’s what it is.
I am a psychologist who works with people who have all sorts of chronic pain and here’s what I can promise you: People can be amazing. No one wants chronic pain, but some of us get it. Not everyone–because it’s really hard–manages to regain good quality of life, but some do. I hope if your pain does return and continue that you are one of those who do.