I am currently being worked up for TN after having eye, ear and facial pain for about 3 yrs. The pain is on both sides, however, it has been much worse on the left, until day before yesterday when I had and MRI of my head. My hearing has been acutely sensitive since the sypmtoms first began and growing more so as time passes. However, after the MRI, even with extra precautions to block the noise, I felt as if the sounds were reverberating through my head from both ears and when I got out of the machine, I had temporary veritgo and felt as if my brain was scrambled. The pain shooting through the affected areas of my face were much worse, esp on the right, which has typically been my "good" side.
This "worse" condition was awful yesterday, and somewhat better today. The strange thing about this is the pronounce worsening of the symptoms on my "good" side after the MRI.
Has anyone else had a similar experience after an MRI? (BTW, it was read as normal).
Also, does TN even show up on MRI?
And, (this question might need to be a separate one) do any of you have an auto immune disease that has been suggested by your doc as the cause of the TN?
Thank you to anyone who responds. I am ready to do something to control this affliction, because it is seriously cramping my style!
Thank you again.