... but am not getting much relief plus I seem to have a lot of symptoms not associated with this illness like chest pain and tinnitus. Has anyone experienced these aswell?
I had TN for 5 years. I had better results with Topamax with Baclofen than Tegretol. I think they put me on everything from gabapentin to carbamazepine to the above and several others. Another TN symptom I had was lots of vertigo. The Epley maneuver was a lifesaver. Most medications just put on massive amounts of weight, made me extremely tired and made it very hard to think. I actually lost weight on Topamax and could think more clearly on it. But frankly nothing ever worked and when the TN was every few seconds I finally 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 ever since! Wonderful. But it took a long time and trying everything before my insurance would approve the surgery. So good luck to you! I hope you find answers.
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