Re: any ideas of my problem--tri****nal neuralgia???
Tri****nal neuralgia is caused by degeneration of the nerve or by pressure on it. Any of the three branches of the nerve can be affected. Attacks of the pain caused by it will often cause the person to whince with facial contractions.
neuralgia of the first division results in pain over the forehead and around the eyes; of the second division, pain in the nose, cheek, and upper lip. Neuralgia of the third division results in pain in the lower lip and on the side of the tongue. Episodes of the pain recur over weeks or months, altho there may be spontaneous remissions. Tender areas (trigger zones) and any mechanical activity such as smiling, talking, or touching the face can set off an attack. These trigger points are the part of mucous membrane or skin that is close to the appearance of the nerve involved.
The dx of it is based on the characteristic history of the disorder.
After the doctor confirms the results based on the cat scan, etc., find out what triggers your pain and learn how to avoid those triggers.
Hope this info helps answer your questions.