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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 30, 2006
  • 01:47 AM

I was recently diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. The pain is so severe at times that I can do nothing but stand there and scream until it passes. It is affecting the nerve on the right side of my face. Two days ago my right arm, hands and finger tips have become numb. Today the toes on my right foot are numb. What is happening to me? I don't have medical insurance to explore the possibilities, I need and idea of where to begin. I've already seen a dentist, thinking that it was a tooth problem instead of a facial nerve problem, and he sent me to a oral surgeon who made the diagnosis but could not treat it. Has anyone heard of a corrilation between having Trigeminal Neuralgia and same side body numbness. Please Help.

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  • I was recently diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. The pain is so severe at times that I can do nothing but stand there and scream until it passes. It is affecting the nerve on the right side of my face. Two days ago my right arm, hands and finger tips have become numb. Today the toes on my right foot are numb. What is happening to me? I don't have medical insurance to explore the possibilities, I need and idea of where to begin. I've already seen a dentist, thinking that it was a tooth problem instead of a facial nerve problem, and he sent me to a oral surgeon who made the diagnosis but could not treat it. Has anyone heard of a corrilation between having Trigeminal Neuralgia and same side body numbness. Please Help.:( We have a big bunch of nerves in the neck and they can really play up. Often, it is an overuse injury, are you right-handed?, do you make any continual repetitive actions while employed? I had similar symptoms due to overuse, I even had teeth removed as the pain was so bad. There's a whole bunch of things they dont know much about in regard to nerve pain./ numbness. There aren't many cures, sorry, if you think it is overuse, change your job/activity immediately, rest up if you can and good luck.
    hairy45 11 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 05:30 PM
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  • I was recently diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. The pain is so severe at times that I can do nothing but stand there and scream until it passes. It is affecting the nerve on the right side of my face. Two days ago my right arm, hands and finger tips have become numb. Today the toes on my right foot are numb. What is happening to me? I don't have medical insurance to explore the possibilities, I need and idea of where to begin. I've already seen a dentist, thinking that it was a tooth problem instead of a facial nerve problem, and he sent me to a oral surgeon who made the diagnosis but could not treat it. Has anyone heard of a corrilation between having Trigeminal Neuralgia and same side body numbness. Please Help.:( We have a big bunch of nerves in the neck and they can really play up. Often, it is an overuse injury, are you right-handed?, do you make any continual repetitive actions while employed? I had similar symptoms due to overuse, I even had teeth removed as the pain was so bad. There's a whole bunch of things they dont know much about in regard to nerve pain./ numbness. There aren't many cures, sorry, if you think it is overuse, change your job/activity immediately, rest up if you can and good luck.
    hairy45 11 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 05:31 PM
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