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    • #15708
      Jacqueline
      Participant

      As from today I can now add Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia to my daily MS portfolio. Been given a fortnights supply of Carbamazepine. I ask myself what else is MS going to throw at me?

    • #15712
      Anonymous
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      Jackie, I had to google that.  You have face pain?  I can’t imagine how that would be.

      Atypical trigeminal neuralgia (ATN), or type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, is a form of trigeminal neuralgia, a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve. This form of nerve pain is difficult to diagnose, as it is rare and the symptoms overlap with several other disorders.

      Atypical facial pain is variable and can be characterized as dull, aching, burning, sharp, squeezing, or crushing quality and has a psychogenic origin. The may occur on both sides of the face differing from trigeminal nerve pain.

    • #15717
      Debi Wilson
      Member

      Sorry Jackie!  From what I’ve read it sounds very painful!

    • #15718
      Jacqueline
      Participant

      Two and a half months of inside left cheek skin discomfort, with a feeling of warmth and numbness, as if the dentist anaesthetic is wearing off, with lump at the back of the throat and sore throat that comes and goes. Last week I got my dentist to give my mouth a going over, this is not a teeth nor gums problem, he too thought Atypical facial Neuralgia..

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