My TN came back after 2 years of remission when i developed a chest infection in sept 2010, the TN attacks came with full force and lasted 8 weeks, in that time the only thing that worked eventually after weeks of trying were a very high dose of tegratol and pregabalin. i have only been pain free for about a month and as the meds were making me drowsy i was given tegratol retard. i suddenly started getting small twitches now and again, not an attack just a twitch in the same area of my jaw, short electric ones. If get them if i was talking, brushing my teeth or eating. I was convinced that I was going to have an attack again and begged my consultant for help, he put me in for a nerve block which I have now had. I have lost partial feeling in my face around the lips and eye but the twitches have not gone :(
im now on oxycamazapine and pregabalin as i was on oxycamazapine, pregabalin, lamotragibe and tegratol at the same time which my neurosurgeon was very unhappy about.
someone please help me, i dont know what to do to stop these short split second like shocks...is this my TN?