I have been dealing with increased episodes of pain in my lower left jaw lately and I'm wondering if anyone has found that trying to sustain regular daily activities exasperates and or increases the pain. I have always heard the old addage of "playing through pain" and it's not working for me it seems.
I contacted the Dr. last week and he doubled my dosage of Gabapentin from 3x300mg to 6x300mg daily. I thought it was starting to work on Saturday morning, but by evening I was getting hammered by 30 second JOLTS about every 3 to 5 minutes and it hasn't stopped since. Sleeping has been a challenge at best. I just hope the medication kicks in soon, this has become very difficult to handle.
I am going in for a 3D MRI in about a week to see what the best course of action will be for my condition. My Doctor thought that MVD looked like a good fix for my diagnosis considering I'm 61 fairly healthy and have type 1 TN. I finally have work lined up for the next six months and am reluctant to have the procedure done because of the lengthy recovery time and actually considered the Gamma Knife to get me thru until I have the time for MVD. I have heard that getting the Gamma Knife first can cause problems later on because of scar and or nerve tissue damage. Any help in this area would be appreciated.
I would love to hear from anyone who has been thru the MVD procedure as to their thoughts concerning recovery time and results.
Thank you very much. John