I am a 28 yr. old female that was recently diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and told my treatment will be a vascular decompression. My symptoms are: face pain, headache, ear pain, and dizziness. The pain is all on the right side. I started taking Nortriptyline at night. This has helped control the pain but the dizziness has become a lot worse. My MRI came back and I have an artery wrapped around my trigeminal nerve so that is why I was told I need to have the vascular decompression.
The compression of the trigeminal nerve explains the face pain, headache and earache but it does not explain the dizziness. I want to know if anyone who has trigeminal neuralgia has also experienced overwhelming dizziness. How was that cured? Also has anyone had the vascular decmopression surgery? If so how do you feel after?
I just found all this out and am pretty scared, so any feedback will help. Thank you, Jennifer