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Nerve pain left side head and neck

5 days ago, sharp and stabbing pains on left side of head/face, ear was very sore, hurt with wind, when talking, swallowing.  Went to doctor and he said Trigeminal Neuralgia and gave me carbamazepine.  Now, problem is a little better, but pain is behind ear and down left side of neck.  Very consistent, very painful to the touch.  Carbamazepine and pain medicine don't help.  Is there something else?
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I would recommend seeing a Neurologist to advise you on other medication options.  TN can be tricky to treat.  
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Hi this may or may not be helpful to you. I have experienced similar pain off and on for the past 12 years. No doctor has ever seemed to diagnose it right. I stumbled upon the coincidence of having what I feel was a minor scratch on my gums in the back of my mouth and possibly a slight infection. I decided to take some left over antibiotic (I know not recommended) because my daughter had some which wasn't finished because she switched medication, and low and behold all of my sypmtoms, ear pain, jaw pain, scalp  pain, and neck pain all cleared up. I'm not sure if this is the reason or  the cure, but I welcomed the relief. Good luck.
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