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Shooting pains - in face

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sooty

Hi Everyone,

 

I am new to forums so please bare with me. 

 

I have recently started getting a very sharp pain, almost like an electric shock going from my left hand side of my cheek up to my temple and can last for 30 secs to a min then disappear, it can be spasmodic i have also noticed that when i smile or laugh i get a feeling on the same side, equivalent to a 100 needles. Does anyone know or has experienced this? 

 

 

 

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Marina

Hi sooty (love that name!) and welcome!

 

Pains like you describe can be difficult to know what they're due to. It might be a form of neuropathic pain, similar to what I had before I was DX'd but in my upper right abdomen, which I used to described as feeling as if I'd been stung by a 1000 wasps. Or, as it's in your face, it might be Trigeminal Neuralgia, which I also get and which more recently always seems to have a centre point in my temple.

 

 

TN, as we tend to call it, is often described as a very painful electric shock type of pain. Have you had a chance to ask your MS nurse or GP about it?

 


Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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Stumbler

Hi @sooty  and welcome.

 

I was hoping that you would hear from one of our ladies who have experienced this MS symptom. So, there's not too much for me to add.

 

You might be new to Forums, but you're sure not new to MS so you must be a seasoned warrior.

 

Nice to have you in our ranks.

 

:moonieman:


John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

Illegitimi non carborundum

 

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... "Wow! What a ride!"

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sooty

Hi Marina,

 

Thank you for the warm welcome, Yes i used to be a chimney sweep, hence "Sooty" Where you given any tablets for your shooting pains? 

 

 

And again Thank you Stumbler for the welcome, like your profile write up, very funny! I used to fall alot but decided to have both my legs off above the knee as it`s less pain than landing on concrete! ;)

 

 

 

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Stumbler

@sooty , laughter is the best medicine. :lolbash:

 

:moonieman:

 

PS I do hope that you are joking about your legs! :what:


John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

Illegitimi non carborundum

 

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... "Wow! What a ride!"

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Marina

I was given Tegretol (Carbamazepine), in the "Retard" prolonged release form. I found it worked quite well at first, but kept getting various side-effects, so I now only take it "as and when needed". Unfortunately, it no longer does much for me, but then I have Atypical TN, and it's said Tegretol doesn't work quite as well for it, if at all... In my case, I tend to describe it as having been in a world championship boxing match, as the whole of the left side of my head, face and neck are in constant pain, with emphasis on the typical TN areas (eye, sinus, jaw, etc) and I now get the occasional electric shots of pain too; oddly, holding a phone will trigger a pain just below my temple.

 

There's more on TN here, including the various meds given for it:

 

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WWW.MSTRUST.ORG.UK

Trigeminal neuralgia is a kind of nerve pain in multiple sclerosis which can give stabbing or burning sensations down the side of the face. Find out more about trigeminal neuralgia in this A-Z...

 

I'm showing my age here: I initially thought of "Sooty" the puppet character in children's programs when I was a child! :oops:


Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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sooty

Nope not joking! But i do have a lot of laughs about them, i`m now trying to have my left arm cut off as it`s stopped working and it gives me a lot of pain. I was 5"11 and now 3"7, plus i am bags for life!

Check out Adult Social Service | Experience of care services UK | Michael Hyde on youtube!

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sooty

Thank you so much Marina very helpful. 

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Marina
5 minutes ago, sooty said:

Adult Social Service | Experience of care services UK | Michael Hyde on youtube

As you mentioned it, I hope you won't mind, Sooty...

 

 

 


Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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Stumbler

D'oh! I just went and found that youtube video myself! :banghead:

 

I feel terrible, I thought you were joking about your legs! :cry:But, I do admire your attitude, @sooty. :clapping2:

I am glad that you were formerly a chimney sweep, hence your pseudonym. For a horrible moment, I was picturing you being controlled by someone's hand up your :kissmybum:! :lol4:

 

:moonieman:

 

 

 

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John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... "Wow! What a ride!"

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sooty

Actually most people think i am joking, but don`t worry. When i`m out  try and have a laugh regardless of my disability.

 

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Marina

I think we could all take a leaf our of your book, Sooty. You truly have an admirable outlook!

 

I'm sorry you now seem to be subjected to face pain too...

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Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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