Ditto Your Pain

I to am suffering with Trigeminal Neuralgia. I to have suffered this terrible pain for 6 years. I was first diagnosed with this when I was rushed to the ER because I had an allergic reaction to a pain medication my oral surgeon gave me not thinking I was allergic to codine. He was only trying to help relieve my pain until I could see a neurologist. Besides the allergic reaction to the hydrocodine (which didn't help at all) my blood pressure registered at 210/170. They gave me nytroglecerine to bring the pressure down before the could administer any more pain medication. All the while I was still suffering with the horrible pain and my daughter begging them to give me something for the pain. My blood pressure finally came to a safer level and they gave me a shot of demoral. It was the sweetest thing I ever received and it allowed me to sleep for the first time in days. I was admitted to the hospital and saw a cardialogist and a neurologist. The neurologist diagnosed me with Trigeminal Neuralgia and immediately put me on a medication called carbamazepine better known as tegretol. It worked for a while put soon the pain was back. He up the dose and it worked for a while but it was back again. He prescribed another medication called gabapentine to use along with the tegretol. That also worked for a while but the pain was soon back again. He again increased my medication but it has not done anything to relieve the pain. From what I know the next step would be surgery. While researching I found there were several different types of surgeries now, but I also have some other medical problems that these surgeries could cause some fatal side affects. I was ready to try anything until I found a place on line in South Carolina that uses a non evasive laser treatment. Have any of you heard of this clinic? If so, have you used them before? Although I have read the success stories on their website I am still curious if anyone else other than those on their website have heard of them or know of anyone who have used them before.

Pain Suffer from California
PaininCA PaininCA
61-65
Jan 7, 2013