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Living With Facial Pain

Tn1 attack and now the burning won't stop please help!


#1

I have TN1 …shocks all day long …sometimes leading to big “attacks”. In the midst of transitioning medicines and had a terrible attack trying to eat pudding and it hasn’t stopped… it’s still burning and I don’t know what this means or what to do. It’s so painful. My bottom teeth feel like they’re going to explode and my cheek is on fire. Please help. :frowning:


#2

Update: I used a heating pad and it seems to have taken my pain away. Any input on why?


#3

Have you tried any medications?


#4

Try some Orajel on the gums and teeth during the attack. Instant relief - for a few minutes for me anyway.


#5

I have ATN so I don’t know if this will work for TN but I swear by lidocaine patch. Cut a strip and place it along the nerve branch that’s firing in your face. Or, in your case, sounds like maybe you should cut the patch in half and put a big piece on your cheek.

You can find it OTC in Canadian and American drug stores under the name SalonPas. This is 4% strong. 5% strong is available by prescription. Even if it doesn’t stop the pain it is a topical anthestic so maybe it will deaden the feeling somewhat.

Good luck!


#6

I am so sorry to hear about your painful attacks. I know what you mean. My doctor asked me to take 800 mg of advil 3 times per day. I only use it when necessary because I don’t like to take too many meds. A heating pad is a life savior. I hope you feel better soon.