I have just had an initial diagnosis of TN and am having my MRI on Wednesday. I saw a neurosurgeon yesterday who moved me off Meloxicam and Amitriptyline to Gabapentin. I had started to notice swelling of my face a couple of days ago. I told him that my face was swollen and he said all TN patients think they are swollen but they are not. I had him press on the swollen area on my face and he felt the swelling but said that was unusual.
My question is has anyone experienced severe swelling of the face and above the gums? If already seem an endodontist who said I don't have a dental issue. He suspected TN. That being said the swelling above my gum feels like it would with an absessed tooth without the tooth pain.
Any feedback would be appreciated as I'm new to this condition and don't know what to expect.
Personally I never experienced facial swelling with TN, just after TN surgeries.
However, searching the chat rooms on TN websites, it is mentioned by a lot of fellow TN sufferers.
It is also mentioned as a possible side effect of Gabapentin. Read the info from the pharmacy or ask your pharmacist if its something you should be concerned about.
Ruling out other problems is a smart thing to do. Be sure to tell any dentist or doctor that you have a TN diagnosis and list all the drugs you are taking. I like to discuss things with my Internist. She gives me a different viewpoint than my TN doctors.
Come back and let us know what you discover. Your info could help someone else in this community.
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