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Comment from: Barbara, 55-64 Female Published: May 07

I have had this condition for about ten years now. I used the anti-epilepsy drug, carbamazine for a while. It worked well, but it made me sleepy. Then I started on the antidepressant, Effexor. It has helped me very well and I haven't had the pain in years. I hope this can help someone.

Comment from: Mack, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 07

I have a recurring pain in the right side of my nose that radiates to include the area around my right eye. After seeing various specialists and having a CAT scan, MRI, and various blood tests, and taking an anti-seizure medication prescribed by a neurologist, I still have the pain, and it comes and goes. Resorting to self-treatment, I found one thing that mitigates the pain: the cold sore salve, Carmex. I take a cotton swab, place some Carmex on it, and apply it to the highest areas it will reach inside my right nostril. It helps! I hope this helps at least some co-sufferers.

Comment from: Susanne, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 23

2 years ago while visiting my children in NY, I was experiencing yet another bout of (so I thought)severe sinus infection. It was excruciating! I went to the ER and begged the doctor not to touch my face. I had an MRI and x-rays. He said the good news is, it's not a tumor. Here, I'm still under the impression it's another sinus infection! He said I had TN. He put me on 2 meds. The one caused me to go nuts! (Really I swear I could see and feel things crawling all over me.) I got rid of that med quick! The pain med was, Hydrocodone. It worked. The pain mercifully stopped. I haven't had any pain since. Thank Goodness! But I have had some sharp stabs of pain every now and then. So, all these wee bits of help, advice and wisdom I will certainly heed.

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