They have increased my neurontin again. Yesterday, I ate everything that didn't eat me.
Of course, I am having to take Lithium to combat the side effects (bipolar) of the
Gabapentin, and this does NOT help the situation.
I see the dentist this coming up week- and honestly, I still feel this is TOOTH RELATED.
I believe my bicuspid could need bonding from MINOR gum recession, and that the root canal
that was done in January was not done the way it should have been. The DENTIST did it that day. My facial
pain was so severe, and they had gas to put me under. I thought it would solve the problem.
I was given no anti-biotics prior to the procedure- and even though the pain presented in the bicuspid, when he tapped the upper teeth, the pain was surreal on the primary molar. I didn't know it at the time, and I am terrified of
dentists- but this dentist had his rights revoked to do root canals on patients. We don't know why.
If these were not upper teeth, I would have them both pulled. I wish they were lower teeth.
The cream I had been using on my face and neck (called Dermatran)- has left a wretched rash on the side of the
left of my neck. That cream was really the only thing that brought ANY relief. It looked a bit like a rash- now it simply looks scalded. I have had to stop it for now.
I only know I can't keep taking this medication. I was told I might end up having to take 2000 mg of Gabapentin or more-
and due to liver problems, this is NOT a possibility. I will eat too much- and it will cause severe problems.
Whatever dental has to be done, I am game at this point. I just can't try the dental implants.
Part of me still wonders about an anaerobic infection within the gum region that wouldn't always show up on an x-ray.
So-- the search goes on-- and the numbers on the scales keep going up. Exercising vigorously is not possible due to fibromyalgia.
The pain never stops.
If something dental can be done - to abate all of this- fine. I had considered having both of these teeth pulled and getting a bridge to avoid the possibility of 2 root canals. I have been told however, I could never tolerate having a removable bridge in my mouth-- it would drive me mad.
I wish I were smarter about all of this- about teeth- neuromuscular things - etc....... I try to keep educating myself as I am not getting any DEFINITE answers - other than atypical facial pain from the neurologist and trigeminal neuralgia from the ER doc- and "more than one condition" from my new dentist (who I do trust).
God Bless Everyone---