EVER HAD A SIDE OF THEIR FACE SWELL UP? NOT EXTREMELY BUT NOTICEABLY ENOUGH? WELL THIS IS HAPPENING TO ME. THE LEFTSIDE AS USUAL. YIPPIEE! WHAT NEXT? AND I CANT GO TO THE ER, IM BY MYSELF. I HAVE AN APPT TOMORROW BUT TOMORROW FEELS LIKE A YEAR AWAY RIGHT NOW. AND AS USUAL I CANT FIND MY NEURO. I'M IN SO MUCH PAIN I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF!!
AND MY MOM AND ANOTHER NEURO WHO IS OUT OF THE COUNTRY TOLD ME TO STOP TAKING THE NEURONTIN FOR NOW TILL I SEE MY NEURO CAUSE MY SWELLING FACE IS ONE OF THE SERIOUS SIDE-EFFECTS!!
Hey doll! Remember to ask your neuro about any form of Trigeminal Neuraligia that might be showing up. I had swelling around the right eye/forehead because of intense nerve inflammation...never been on neurontin, but stopping use sounds like a good idea till you see the doc.
I'm praying for you.
If you feel up to it, please post after your appointment so we'll know how you're doing...
NOPE. ALL MY WISDOM TEETH ARE FINE AS PER MY DENTIST. WHEN I FIRST STARTED GETTING CHEEK AND JAW PAIN I WENT TO HIM, EVEYTHING IS FINE IN THAT AREA. LAST TIME MY NEURO SAID ITS MY NERVES CAUSING THE PAIN.
I DID A SEARCH ON NEURONTIN (GABAHPENTIN). "IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS, STOP TAKING NEURONTIN AND SEEK MEICAL ATTENTION OR CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY:
AN ALLERGIC REACTION (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives)."
So you dentist did not think it was TMJ? Did your neuro think it was the nerves that supply the jaw area or that its just because you've been under a lot of stress and you've been nervous. I hope its better- gee I didn't know neurotin could do that.
My goodness sweetness...do you have your hands full or what?
My God...I wish that I could offer some advice to you...but this is beyond my realm!! This has not happened to me plus I haven't come into contact with anyone else who has been troubled by these problems...gosh I feel helpless!!!
Baby, I can only offer you my get well wishes and send you lots of strength!! I agree with the others that stopping the Neurontin is a good idea for now (espescially since the side effects you listed such as throat swelling) sound like what you have been experiencing (since you haven't really been able to eat solid food).
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Stay strong like I KNOW that you are and try to hold on tight to all of the positive thoughts and reinforcements that you can get your hands on...we are all behind you!!!!
With many, many positive thoughts and wishes,
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