How fast did your pain start, especially if it was severe? My trigeminal neuralgia came on severely within 2 days. The pain was between an 8.5 to a 10 at times (on a scale of 10). It felt like shooting pain. The slightest thing would electrify my teeth and gums. Even talking made it worse for about 2 weeks, until the medicine to treat it started to work. I still have some pain.

Does anyone have any ideas about what caused their trigeminal neuralgia? Did your pain just come on for no reason? If you too had severe pain, how long did it last? Or how often has the severe pain come back? I thought it was a side effect from another med, but the doctors don't think so. They told me to check with my Botox doctor (treating my migraines) to see if that could have caused it. I am a 61 year old woman. I've read where it happens more often to people over 50 years old and more to women.