Trigeminal neuralgia jaw swelling

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The symptoms you are describing are not trigeminal neuralgia. You need to have a neurologic examination performed to define what abnormalities are present. Then perhaps a MRI of the brain and cervical spine may be necessary to exclude structural lesions or inflammatory conditions. Other disorders which may be evalauted include connective tissue disorders and auto-immune disorders such as lupus. Good luck.
Is it possible that nerve regeneration takes this long and causes pain like this, or is this something I should be looking into and/or treating. I figured after 2 years, the nerve damage is permanent. My GP mentioned trigeminal neuralgia- I've been researching, but I want to know what's necessary to stop this.
I am taking seven days strong antibiotics, just in case, but the consultant said the pain could be trigeminal neuralgia. This pain is so bad, I'm really struggling to eat,in case it sparks it off again. Has anyone any experience of symptoms like this, or even any thoughts, about it. I would be so grateful for any input, I can't imagine living with this pain, it's so extreme.
I was hoping those of you who've been through trigeminal neuralgia could tell me a little about how your problems started - I've been having some suspicious sensations in my jaw, and I'm worrying if trigeminal neuralgia might be in my future. It sounds just awful! I'm so sorry, for those of you who do go through it :( I've been having all kinds of weird sensations and nerve pain all over my body for a couple months now, but none of it was in my face.
From what you are describing, I think that this maybe more than trigeminal neuralgia, as TN does not cause facial swelling and fatigability symptoms. Another cause is a primary myopathy of your face and neck muscles, muscle strain, or systemic diseases such as autoimmune disease or kidney problems. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor, or possibly with a specialist (neurologist).
My pain is primarely in my right jaw, ear, teeth and face. I have swelling in my gums and right side roof of mouth. I don't have any headaches. I would appreciate any light you can shine on the situation. Thanks- This discussion is related to sinus infection and Trigeminal Neuralgia.
I sleep sitting up due to two things esophagus spasms and swelling of neck.on gabapintin and a antiseizure medication. If I sleep regular I swell and look like a bull frog v croaking. It's less if I sleep sitting up. Clean Crazy MRI s I need help to find out what I'm dealing with.
I have had building head and facial pain ever since. I have some facial and even jaw swelling, the sensation of burning drainage, sore tongue. I even landed in the hospital for two days to break my pain cycle and have iv antibiotics about a month ago. They thought I had a sinus communication but I did not. I did feel better after that but still have ongoing pain. I am taking neurtontin which is making me functional but not pain free. I seem to get worse as the day wears on.
I ended up having to go to the ER and they discovered I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. They put me on some anti convulsants and I am starting to feel better.
Because the Persistant TRIGEMINAL Artery reported to cause several persistant things including craniofacial pain (NOT SWELLING), trigeminal Neuralgia (but nothing you mentioned points at apossibility of TN), or pituitary dysfunction, paralysis, buldging of the eyes, or pulsetile neck swelling...ext ,which are not the case here The question is it the MS fatigue? did you try the anti fatigue therapy for it?
Blocked salivary glands -Positive but I already had been suffering from this from years back 3 At least 6 visits to dentist and he finally told me I had nothing wrong with my mouth and to be checked out for trigeminal neuralgia. This was the final confirmed diagnosis from MRI of my brain. This was 3 months after the first pangs of pain began.
The neuro diagnosed me with trigeminal neuralgia and put me on neurontin...which barely helps (if at all). And of course, the fear remains even though one would think all the doctors and scans should make me less scared - the fact that the pain persists keeps my fear going. Not to mention the terrible things I can find on the Internet. Anyone have anything similar?
I developed Trigeminal Neuralgia 3 weeks after my first botox treatmemt (forehead, crowsfeet and frown lines) and 5 days after juvederm put into nasolabial folds, chin and lower cheek. Is it possible these treatments could have caused the TN? I have it on both sides and it is an aching pain. Started in one jaw then moved to all teeth, then a few weeks later into sinuses, and head bones, and now pain is in eye area and my entire face and head.
Nerve damage has some fairly specific symptoms. Please post your symptoms--I'm curious. Surgical damage would not be classic Trigeminal Neuralgia because the cause is different--trauma, and therefore the treatment may be different and directed specifically to the traumatized area. TN otherwise is generally treated with medications, e.g. Neurontin before any surgical intervention. With trauma, cortisone injections at the trauma site may be a better option.
I don't know if chewing can trigger trigeminal neuralgia. I wouldn't be surprised. But until you know what is going on - DO be careful. Grind things up? Pay attention when you swallow. Even liquids. And good luck!!
I have been to six specialists (just since Nov of 2005) and only one has noted that they believe it is Trigeminal Neuralgia. The only issue is that although I am on medication for this, I am still having the symptoms. As time passes, it is causing not only severe pain in my right shoulder but all the down the right side the end of my rib cage. I am still in the process of trying to find out what is the cause. Have you by any chance also noticed any other symptoms?
I was diagnosed with Trigeminal neuralgia ( a nerve disorder) after about 12 visits back and forth to the dr and dentist and MRI... I was experiencing extreme pain in my jaw, face, eyes, and head. Couldn't sleep all night. It was AWFUL. Once diagnosed, I went to a neurologist who presribed a medication and it took care of it. After some time I went off of it and I have been ok since. They can't pinpoint a cause for it, but say triggered by anxiety and stress. Hope that helps.
Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. This may be Trigeminal neuralgia as you have typical one sided facial pain extending to temple and sore gums of the jaw/lips of same side (maxillary branch of 5th nerve).
The pain seems to travel along the trigeminal nerve yet trigeminal neuralgia is ruled out. It also seems to travel along the temporal artery and that side hit the windshield. The airbag did misalign my jaw with a great impact. Having so many sites in pain with the swelling and even generates to clavicl and end of deltoid muscle down my right arm when off epitol. I am so tired of being told I am unusual and symptoms bizarre.
You need to be investigated for trigeminal neuralgia and temporal arteritis. Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder that causes a stabbing electric shock like pain in parts of face. Various possible causes are multiple sclerosis and pressure on the nerve from a swollen blood vessel. Pain may be triggered by touch, sounds, chewing and light touch on face. Certain blood tests, MRI brain and trigeminal reflex testing apart from a neurological examination are required.
Perhaps you have TMJ or Trigeminal Neuralgia.. I would check with another Neuralagist or Oral Surgeon.
I was fine until 3 days ago when I developed pain and swelling in my lower jaw. The procedure was done to my upper teeth. I saw the dentist that next day and he took xrays and said that the tooth was healing well but my lymph node was swollen. He put me on cipro. I took it for 24 hours and woke up today with increased pain which now hurts when I open my mouth or smile and extends now to my upper cheek bone.
talk to your doctor about Trigeminal Neuralgia for years I have been experience random stabbing pains near my ears, jaw, base of neck, my temples, above my eyes etc. face and back of head areas. The pain comes on suddenly without warning lasts a few seconds then goes away. sometimes I get them many times throughout the same day and sometimes I may not get them for months.
Hello Dear, There Could be different causes for the headache like trigeminal neuralgia,tension headache,spondylosis,head injury,sinusitis etc.You should consult a physician and find out the cause so that the treatment can be decided.For relieving pain you can take ibuprofen or some NSAID . Regular exercise will help you cope with pain.
Thus the swelling and pain, pain, pain. So, I'll be taking Amoxicillin 3 times a day for 9 days, and on next Monday I'm under orders to take 100 mg. of Tegretol (relax nerves) and 10 mg. of valium at 7 am. My appointment is at 8 am, and should take around 3 hours to do both teeth. I'll hang out there until my friend can pick me up. My dentist said she could just through a blanket over me and let me sleep off the meds, lol! I promised I wouldn't snore.
Sharp pain in the side of face could be due to injury to a nerve or pinched nerve, an infection or a trauma. Hence it could be Trigeminal neuralgia, abscess in tooth, exposed root canal, internal ear infection, maxillary sinusitis, TMJ, migraine, herpes (recurrent) without rash or fibromyalgia localized to face. If the pain is due to TMJ, you will find it linked to either opening your mouth wide or to chewing. Also, touching the swelling on the joint aggravates the pain.
I did some research and asked the Dr. if it could be Trigeminal Neuralgia (face/head neuropathy) which he agreed it could. Put me on Tegretol generic Carbamazepine (seizure medication but used for Trigeminal Neuralgia) and within a day I was pretty much head pain free. They're also checking for MS and I've read that there can be a connection to electric shocks and MS. Also heard that missing or weaning yourself off anti-depressants can cause the electric shocks. Good Luck.
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