Has anyone found out to lessen the bloat? I.ve had TN for 16 yrs. The pills also bring on weight gain. Its very depressing. Can anyone out there relate to this?
I'm SO sorry you are dealing with this and I can't believe you have dealt with it for 16 years! I had trigeminal neuralgia for 5 years on the right side of my head. Like many people, at first I thought I was having dental issues. Had jaw surgery. It progressed from every few months to every few seconds. I started out taking homeopathics and eventually worked my way through pretty high doses of carbamazepine, gabapentin, tegretol, bacloflen, and topamax. Almost EVERYTHING put weight on except topamax. And some of them packed it on so fast, I had to get off them within two weeks because I had put on 10 lbs. I actually lost weight on topamax. You didn't mention what pills you are on. But nothing ever worked and finally I found a great neurosurgeon at the University of Utah named Dr. House (not kidding, lol) and he took the blood vessel off the nerve and I have been pain free for 4 years now. It's been wonderful!!! Best of luck to you!
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