Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Doctors visit

Again Thanks very much for all the good wishes. Had my doctor visit with the Neurologist today. He concurred  with the Neurosurgeon  in Spokane WA that I have Trigeminal neuralgia. Still have to go for a MRI of the brain. Hopefully the medication will stop all the pain. I have been living with mild to severe pain for about 5 weeks  in my lower left gum. The meds are beginning to help. I can talk and eat almost normal without much pain. I did loose about 10 pounds in the first two weeks. At times the pain is still there and bad but getting better. My medication is being increased about fourfold over the next 4 weeks. I'm hoping it works with no side effects and for a clear MRI.  Again thanks for all the great emails and calls.
Also, I am so proud of Linda driving cross country at the rate we did. It wasn't the way we like to travel.
  Bob and Linda


  1. I'm glad that you're getting some relief. I just read the description of trigeminal neuralgia on Wikipedia. I had never heard of it before and didn't anything about it. Best wishes with your tests and medications.

  2. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  3. My wife also have TGN and has had it for several year. Hang in there.. It might take a while to get the right combination of meds but once you get it dialed in... you should have some relief. You've probably done some research on it but there are support groups and newsletters you can sign up for TGN society..etc. that will provide you with updated information about TGN.