Hello all. I was diagnosed with TN over this past July and only had a brief one week period in October where I didn't have any pain at all. When I first started having these pains I swore that I had a tooth problem and even ended up having a root canal on a molar which obviously didn't even need it. My symptoms are only on my right side and occur in my gums and teeth. When my symptoms first started I had some of the crushing like sensations and then it was mostly the electrical shocks along my gums. Yesterday all that changed however. I was in the car going to get a new tire put on and it was very cold outside. The vehicle had not warmed up yet and I needed to make a phone call. As I was talking a pain hit me soooo bad that it took all I had to be able to finish the conversation. It felt like someone was taking an ice pick and shoving my top molars through my gums. Then the pain traveled all the way up my face to right above my eyebrow and was throbbing like a heartbeat. I have had the ice pick sensation in my teeth before but never the pain traveling up my face like that until yesterday. It took about 15 minutes from the time that it started until it stopped. I had taken some Trileptal before I left the house because I was having more pain than usual. When that took effect then I felt pretty good the rest of the day. My pain has not been very bad lately and I haven't had to take anything until yesterday. I just hate that this thing has interfered with my life. I am young, 29 and I am married with a 3 year old son and 7 month old daughter. I know that alot of you guys can relate to my story so I guess I'm just looking for some support. Thanks alot!!!
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