Hi everyone... new to this sort of thing. I was recently diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, im 19 and a university student living in ontario, Canada.
For months and months I was telling my doctor I was having strange eye pain and jaw pain, among an array of other things.
He told me to go to a dentist, and I kept telling him I cant afford the dentist and its not really my teeth that are hurting so please look at my jaw.(my teeth sometimes hurt now) FINALLY he listened and started poking and prodding and realized that it may be trigeminal neuralgia. He was going to send me to a neurologist but the other doctor told him to wait so he put me on tegretol and baclofen, and gave me tylenol 3's for breakthrough pain because the others just werent working.
I know this is kind of a rare thing and thought it would be nice to talk to other people experiencing the same things I am.
Also, I have been noticing that when I am trying to read or study, my eyes start going out of focus. Its like im looking at the words but can't focus on one without really trying. ( I wear glasses ) As you can imagine, its pretty difficult doing school work and not being able to read!
The doc. said the trigeminal neuralgia could be caused by me clenching my teeth at night, which caused damaged to the trigeminal nerve.
I have another appointment this friday, im going to talk to him about all the other pain that is happening and try to make a plan with him.
Thanks to everyone who replies!