Since having this absolutely long painful flare I've seem to be able to get a little control with an ice pack, I'm also using magic mouthwash, peppermint oil, and all my prescripts. I've found that certain pressure points help stop pain temporarily.
I'm interested in other remixes as well.... I've found that pressing on different points help reduce my pain and I had a tattoo on the left side of my neck which took away the pain I have for 4 days altho I wasn't in a flair up then so the pain was sitting at a 3-4/10 where as the last 5 weeks I'm sitting at 8-9/10!
What is your magic mouthwash? I'd like to try it to see if it would work with me.....90% of the time I feel like I could pull all the teeth out on my left side where I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. How do you use the peppermint oil?
I have a lidocaine plaster which I put on my left cheek for 12 hours and it numbs the cheek so I don't have soo much pain but it can't go on my gum or teeth!
I have Reiki once every 4 weeks (would have more but again it's finances) and I find it helps me to calm down and get rid of negative enrgy. I feel lighter and a little less stressed for a few days after it so my pain isn't so high.
I've been told acupuncture can help, I'm going to try and have some but I can't afford it until after Christmas....my family like having birthdays in the 3 months leading up to Christmas!
Magic mouthwash you get from your dentist and it's like liquid lidocaine. Dentist use it for ppl with mouth sores but it helps those achy gums. It helps you get through flares pretty well. The only thing is when the pain comes back it's like ugh!! You know you are in love with the amount of time it's gone! It's not like orajel which can upset your gums.
The peppermint oil I mix with a base oil like olive oil and some ppl add other oils or orajel, and I apply it to my cheeks, it's soothing and helps with that muscle aching pain.
I'm visiting a Chinese herbalist today do that I can find out about alternative treatment. I'm not sure yet if I'm a candidate for MVD surgery and I don't have any insurance so I need all the other avenues to health I can get. Another thing I'm going to try is cbd oil, I hear it works up to eight hours!
My maxifacal consultant has said that there's no point in me having surgery as I grind my teeth. He said within 6 months to a year I'd be back to square one! And the pain clinic won't operate near the nerve because they're not sure if the pain is from something touching the nerve or the nerve is extra sensitive and reacts to my stress/anxiety levels!!!
I was in a health shop earlier and was looking at different oils and remedies. I needed to get more lavender oil and some low GI bits for my daughter. I looked at the cbd oil, the staff said it is really good and I've seen in people's post on here that say it's good, it's a little expensive for me to justify getting it today but I'm going to go back next week and I'm going to get it.
The weather is turning here now and today has been quite cold, it especially was this morning and my face pain (and other joint pain) was slightly worse, does your TN pain get worse with the cold? I need to try and find my wheatgerm heat bag because the warmth from that seems to help reduce the pain from both my neck and face
I have a lidocaine Greek to mix with water and rinse my mouth with, but it's short lived relief. Prayerful is very similar. I've packs or warm moist compresses help. Muscle relaxer rx helps. A splint I sleep in helps. I've found gentle TMJ massages help, especially if I massage in little circles from jaw to temple, and temple to chin.
What sort of splint is it that you sleep in? I have a gumshield that I'm meant have over my lower teeth but since I've been in this flair I can't put it on as the pain increases to unbearable levels or if I can get it on the pain of the pressure is again unbearable!
I think mine is a soft latex gumshield made from a mould of my lower teeth. When it can wear it it does actually help me to stop grinding and I'm not in as much pain but since this flair I have to take all my nighttime pain meds then wait 20 minutes before I can even brush my teeth! Hopefully the flair will start to settle soon???