I am 58 years old. Almost 4 years ago I started with the typical face pain thinking it was a dental issue. When that was ruled out, they diagnosed me with TN. Every year, about November, it flared up with facial pain. Not wanting to take the drugs, I discovered laser therapy. After 5-6 treatments, it went into remission until the next November. This year, I have had 25 treatments and still can't get it to remiss.
I find it unusual and not a typical TN that would flare up at a certain time of the year only.
This year, I have daily painful "strikes" in the middle and lower jaw area but I never get these attacks at work but only at home, which I find unusual also.
When I get the attack, I rub the temple area, my head and neck vigorously and, I don't think it helps it subside but it does help me get through it.
In all of the information that I have read, I have not heard of TN having these specifics and I am wonderful about a misdiagnosis. (MRI was negative).
Do you have any thoughts about these symptoms or what else it might be?