I have been on pristiq 50 mg for over 3 months now while it helped with my anxiety I started getting facial pain one month into starting pristiq. At first my GP diagnose me with sinusitis but got all clear from scans and ENT. I check with my dentist and got all clear as well. The pain is very intense, I stopped taking Pristiq this is my second day but the pain is more intense.
I've been on Pristiq for the past year and a half. I don't see it in any of the side effects for Pristiq. I got what sounds like what you have a couple months ago called Trigeminal Neuralgia which causes severe pain in the mouth and/or face. The pain is extremely intense. My neurologists have suggested Trileptal, Neurontin, Lyrica and Baclofen to treat the pain. I just had an MRI and MRA to see if a treatment could maybe relieve the pain or if something more serious was going on.
The causes are not from any medications. In many cases, a cause can't be found. It can be from just aging, multiple sclerosis, a tumor, a brain lesion or other abnormalities. It's most common in women over age 50.
Many regular doctors are not aware of it, and one posting said that their neurologist admitted not knowing much about it. At least you've learned some medications that can help the pain. This disease is otherwise known as "suicide disease". We both can understand that. LOL. Good luck.
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