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Old 06-06-2008, 12:54 PM   #3
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Re: Trigeminal Neuralgia

I have never met anyone with TN either. I just started Gabapentin this week. I am taking 200mg twice a day. I don't think that's enough. It helps the pain a little bit.

I have not had good luck with Drs. and I have seen many of them who had know idea what was wrong with me. The 1st thing they would do is write a script for an anti-depressant and send me on my way.

I have the atypical TN. The burning on the right side of my face, jaw and right ear is just terrible. It is constant day after day. I don't get the electric shocks. It's just a constant burning. When it first started I thought I had an ear infection. I had a deep burning in my ear that just would not let up. It still burns to this day.

I have tried capsacian cream and it does work somewhat. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know what helps you. Do you still have pain even with the medication?

Thanks again and take care of yourself.

Last edited by Jill43; 06-06-2008 at 12:55 PM.