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Unread 01-28-2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

Apologies for the long introduction but I thought I'd say hello and a thank you for this forum as I wasn't sure if one would exist.

So Hello! I'm Gary and I am 44 years old and from the UK.
A couple of years ago I started to get some horrible pains in the right side of my head. I also had pain in my jaw and my teeth became very sensitive too. It came out of nowhere and was very uncomfortable. I don't often visit the Doctors but I couldn't stand the pain any longer and decided to make an appointment to see him.

I was diagnosed as having Trigeminal Neuralgia and was prescribed 200mg Carbargen tablets and told to take 3 per day. After a week or so of taken them, the pain kind of disappeared so I stopped taking them but the pain soon came back so I went back on them and continued to take them for a couple of months.

I remember that when I first started taking the tablets, everything seemed to slow down a bit. The voices I heard didn't sound right. It was almost as if they had been slowed down. I also felt as if I was a bit tipsy and wobbly and sometimes it felt like things were moving when they weren't. I was told by the Doctor that it would go away once my body got used to the tablets.

In the end things went away and I didn't have any more problems up until 4 days ago when it re-appeared. I was told that this could happen. It's been just over 2 years and now I am back on the tablets again and experiencing the same side effects only this time they feel worse? I have been back on the tablets for 3 days now yet I still feel wobbly and tipsy and voices etc seem like they are slower?

Has anyone else had a re-occurrence of Trigeminal Neuralgia?
How long roughly do the side effects take to go away?

Any help or advice would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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Gary,

Welcome to Neurotalk. Below is a link to the TN forum.

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/fo...aysprune=&f=26

They will be glad to answer your questions. Feel free to look around, post threads and participate. We are so glad you found us.


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Hello everyone,

Apologies for the long introduction but I thought I'd say hello and a thank you for this forum as I wasn't sure if one would exist.

So Hello! I'm Gary and I am 44 years old and from the UK.
A couple of years ago I started to get some horrible pains in the right side of my head. I also had pain in my jaw and my teeth became very sensitive too. It came out of nowhere and was very uncomfortable. I don't often visit the Doctors but I couldn't stand the pain any longer and decided to make an appointment to see him.

I was diagnosed as having Trigeminal Neuralgia and was prescribed 200mg Carbargen tablets and told to take 3 per day. After a week or so of taken them, the pain kind of disappeared so I stopped taking them but the pain soon came back so I went back on them and continued to take them for a couple of months.

I remember that when I first started taking the tablets, everything seemed to slow down a bit. The voices I heard didn't sound right. It was almost as if they had been slowed down. I also felt as if I was a bit tipsy and wobbly and sometimes it felt like things were moving when they weren't. I was told by the Doctor that it would go away once my body got used to the tablets.

In the end things went away and I didn't have any more problems up until 4 days ago when it re-appeared. I was told that this could happen. It's been just over 2 years and now I am back on the tablets again and experiencing the same side effects only this time they feel worse? I have been back on the tablets for 3 days now yet I still feel wobbly and tipsy and voices etc seem like they are slower?

Has anyone else had a re-occurrence of Trigeminal Neuralgia?
How long roughly do the side effects take to go away?

Any help or advice would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.
G
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Unread 01-29-2013, 02:05 AM   #3
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Gary,

It is great to have you come and be with us. You will fine a great number of dear friends to listen when you are in need of ears. You will find out we are supportive and relaxing place.

Please keep us up to date on your situation. Again welcome, looking forward to seeing you around. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Unread 01-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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Welcome to NT. We're so glad you found us!

Read posts, and jump in whenever you want. The people here are great.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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Hi Gary. Welcome.

Sorry to hear that you have been in pain. Just wanted to say hi and Welcome to Neurotalk.

And I am always fascinated to be able to communicate with a person who lives in a monarchy. You have a Queen. I used to work with a woman named Mary who was from Scotland and when I told her I loved that she had a Queen she laughed and said "And we have a Queen MUM".

Way cool.

This is a great place. Keep posting.

Take care.

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Unread 01-30-2013, 11:12 PM   #6
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hello to all. i am sweetwater, a small town in texas, usa. it loos like th ethe end of the world for i love it.

i have postpolio and so weak legs. was atandinf by bathroom sink whEN FLOP AND BONK K, I DIDN'T WAKE UP FOR WEEKS AND WENT THROUGH REHAB. (SORRY FOR CAPS) i had a great eduication and a challening job in medicine. does anyone know if i recover to some extent.
i am 71 but don't feel hopeless or lost. i saw that fish oil and flax oil will help. are there any 'exercises' to improve right now i am connfused and emotional, can' add. but i was staring into space and added a l ong string of numbers for a friend but can't balance my checkbook (who needs that anyway. ) can 'tsleep or eat i have PTSD and this reminds me of another version.
sound familiar to anyway. thanks.
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Unread 01-31-2013, 01:53 AM   #7
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Smile Hello Sweetwater!

Welcome to NT!

You've come to a wonderful place of support and understanding.
Thank you for your introduction. You've certainly been through alot!
You'll find the people here to be down-to-earth and easy to talk to, so please feel at home here.
Here's a forum that you will find helpful in regard to your post concussion.
Click here and it'll take you straight to the forum:

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=92

It's great that you are here, Sweetwater.

You are not alone!

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