posted on Mar, 4 2017 @ 12:35 PM
a reply to: Sunwolf
I suffer from both migraines and trigeminal neuralgia. Theyre both sore (i dont believe theres a word to describe the pain of neuralgia tbh) but
theyre nothing alike.
I've been dealing with migraines since my early teens and TN since 2009. Im on both carbamazepine (Tegretol) and pregabalin (Lyrica). I get
breakthrough pain, in fact just had my springtime breakthrough burning on my right cheek. For some reason i get this breakthrough at the change of the
seasons, weird but I know to expect it, just hurts like a bastard when it starts and goes on for a couple/few weeks. I still get stabbing/electrical
pains every now and then and then theres the twitches which seem to happen around my left eye and this can last for a month or so. The numbness
associated with it seems to go hand in hand with the burning although i can get it around my nose which kinda freaks me out, feels like im not
breathing at times cos i cant quite feel the air going in and out!
Lyrica for all its horrendous side effects (hair loss & severe weight gain, dizziness, memory loss in my case) is for the most part a godsend. I know
its in the same family as gabapentin but maybe you should speak to your neurologist and see if you can at least try it.
Im sorry youre having to deal with this and that you find relief soon.