Trigeminal neuralgia jaw swelling

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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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).
Avatar f tn I have no actual pain, just an achy discomfort. Does this sound like trigeminal neuralgia or something more TMJ related? Any answers would be great. Thank you!
Avatar f tn 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.
485259 tn?1519050626 I have had Trigeminal Neuralgia for about a year now. At first it was severe, more the type 1 classic and mostly the horrible pain was in my head. Later spread to my face. Now I have been diagnosed as type 2 or Atypical TN with the constant pain with the occasional episode of breakthrough stabbing pain of the classic type. What makes me different than the average case is that originally shingles was suspected although I never really had sores, only a slight red mark on my scalp.
Avatar f tn 6 months ago, I got terrible face pain and a large swelling at the corner of my jaw, had blood test and antibiotics, dr diagnosed neuralgia and gave me amitriptyline for when its bad. The pain comes and goes, regularly get stabbing pains under my ear and sometimes around the jaw and cheek bone hurt badly for days/week on end.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Does anybody have experience of neuralgia type facial pain that is associated with hashis. I have had it on and off for years and dtrs felt it was trigeminal neuralgia - but its not electric shocks just this dull dragging pain that feels like all my back teeth are decayed - which they are not. I was searching the internet and have found a dtrs paper with a possible link to underactive thryoids - has anyone had this or an im barking up the wrong tree. Any advice would be grateful.
3096428 tn?1341565631 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
673940 tn?1232415364 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.
4693233 tn?1358054566 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!!
Avatar n tn I am wondering how many POTS symptoms could be linked to the pain and swelling under my jaw/ears. POTS causes dizziness, swollen glands...among other things... One thought is to research POTS and eliminate it as a possible cause of your illness. Another thought... Who is smoking, eating dairy, living in a high humidity clime? Has anyone had interior jaw chiropractic work done? How about Rolfing? All these things I think could contribute significantly to this swelling, fullness, and pain.
Avatar f tn What is trigeminal neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux, is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head. TN is a form of neuropathic pain (pain associated with nerve injury or nerve lesion.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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).
1385138 tn?1279932566 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.
Avatar f tn trigeminal neuralgia might be your issue. I believe I have it and I have not found anything that stops it. It's extremely hard to diagnose. I remember going to the ER in extreme pain but since I was new to that hospital they had a suspicion I was looking for drugs and I understand why. There is no sign of trauma, no swelling, no xray will show it... it's just severe pain that radiates on one or both sides of your jaw, teeth, face... it's miserable and I found only extreme pain meds give relief.
Avatar n tn 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.