Yep thats the next thing I have got - Trigeminal neuralgia so along with TMJ, it all adds up to one hell of a face ache. Or just hell :(
Tuesday night I removed my tooth guard & nearly fainted with pain. Imagine tooth ache on every tooth, shooting pains jabbing up each tooth, neck & sinus pain then you will get the idea. I have had 2 wonderful children & had the usual rough time but the pain was nowhere near as severe as this. By midnight having taken so many tablets I had lost count I was hyperventilating; my husband bundled me into the car & headed for out Nene doc. She gave me the strongest pain killer that they keep. Did a diabetes test & calmed me down. The pills worked a tad & a sleepless night was followed by a morning trip back to the doctors for stronger pain killers. The ones that I have are one step away from morphine, which I was promised on Friday if I didnt feel any better!!! I made the doctor, who had a speech impediment, write everything down as by then I was a sobbing wreck. Good job that my Dave was in there with me.
I stuffed the tablets, and strong antibiotics & some other tablets that are anti-depressants but used for nerve pain, down my throat and went to bed at noon on weds & didnt get up until 7am on friday.
Being a free lance tutor if I dont work, I dont get paid, I had already cancelled 2 workshops, including a new City & Guilds class. On friday I had another workshop & we just could not afford for me not to do it.
Dave drove me to Poppy patch where I was so spaced out I felt like I was 'drunk' all day in charge of a FANTASTIC group of very caring ladies. How lucky am I to have such a fabulous group of people, they could have been so unkind, but were so wonderful - thank you ladies. When I returned home I was iching from head to foot. I re-read the notes that come with the drugs to find that all 3 say iching & wooziness. I scalled down how many that I took at tea time, went to bed after Strictly & awoke today with a feeling of being alive and no iching. The pain is there but bareable at the moment & I feel tired now but oh so much better.
Sorry to ramble on with tales of woe and certainly no stitching to show. I guess that I had a virus in my nerves & it went to the weakest point - the jaw bone. Oh please never again. I hope that you never get it.
Have a happy weekend, its great to be alive....