Monday, August 28, 2017

I don't have a title for this one... but it's another update!

I don't have much to update you on right now but I wanted to touch base.  I had a really difficult 8 or 9 days after started my medication but, thankfully, I'm finally starting to feel better.

The Trigeminal Neuralgia was not feeling better in the slightest and was actually hurting even more, and the medication was making me feel so sick. I have been so incredibly dizzy and disoriented, as well as sick to my stomach, and having problems with my vision. I've also been feeling sleepy. I'm still dizzy and my vision is still fuzzy but I'm feeling more like myself. The pain is still there, though, but not those intense lightning bolt pains that took me to the ER in the first place. Now it's a more generalized pain on the entire right side of my face and head. It's pretty bad, but it's tolerable.

I'm slowly learning how to deal with my new-normal. I'm having to change a lot of things so that's been a bit of a challenge. All of my food has to be soft and I can no longer sing, which has always been something I love doing. Talking, smiling, eating, laughing, all of it can induce more pain. Even doing my makeup or washing my face can make it hurt more. I don't think it's all about the physical manipulation though because I've noticed that weather pressure, cold, wind, heat and stress greatly affect it as well. I'm sure there is more to it, as well.

I can't get an appointment with my primary doctor until October so I guess I'll just have to wait until there to get the ball rolling on all of the other things wrong with me. I'm betting I'll have to get a same day appointment with ANY doctor in the meantime, though, to talk about my TN and how it's still painful. I'll give it some more time but maybe I'll try to wait that out, too. I'll let you know.