I have been in pain on and off for the past 5 months. At first I was put on antibiotics (3 rounds) because my doctor believed that I had a sinus infection. Then, after a few trips to the dentist, endodontist, and then back to the doctor’s office I was referred to a neurologist and been diagnosed with TN.
I was put on Oxcarbazepine and gradually increased the dosage to 600 mg. My doctor also suggested that I take 800 mg of Advil 3 times per day. I am still having a few episodes of pain per day. I am a teacher and have been off for the summer. However in a couple of week I am due to be back at work and I am really worried about teaching 5 classes in a row with the symptoms I have been having. I am not sure how I am going to do it.
I am really sad at the thought that I may not be able to handle my job.
I am looking for information and support. I would love to pass along to others anything I learn with my experience.