I'm on a combination of zomorph mst (slow release morphine) 20mg am/30mg pm and Amitriptyline 110mg pm, which normally keeps my pain bearable but I'm in a flare so I also take paracetamol 500mg 2 tablets 4 × a day and naproxen 500mg 1 tablet 2 × a day. I'm battling Trigeminal Neuralgia which is severe nerve pain in all 3 branches of the trigeminal nerve (ear, jaw & cheek area and in &around the eye area) in the left side of my face which I have almost constantly with a muscular pain constantly underneath and I have Trigeminal Neuralgia in 2 of the branches of the trigeminal nerve (ear and cheek & jaw) in the right side of my face which I get intermittently with muscular pain almost constantly as well.
I have tried to all the first line of meds.....pregabline, carbamezapine, gabapentine and another one beginning with an "O" but can't remember the name of it.....but none of them worked for me and gave me all the side affects! 😔 Distraction can help, I like colouring an adult colouring bkok or a patterned colouring book. Each person person is different and it's a long journey of finding what works and what doesn't work for you personally.
Someone's told me to try CBD oil but I'm not sure about it, I need to look into it more before I consider it properly. I don't smoke and absolutely hate the smell and taste of it and I hate the smell of weed. I tried weed when I was 16 when I was very drunk and it had no affect, I was already a very happy drunk and always got the munchies at that stage so it didnt do anything for me apart from the horrible taste in my mouth the next day!