Is there anyone in this particular group who has trigeminal neuralgia? I have been suffering with it for 16 years and I just about can’t take the pain anymore. The pain is one-sided, as it usually is, and it covers the whole right side of my face from the chin up to my forehead. It affects my right eye when I have the pain and I can’t see very good at that time. It was caused by a dentist hitting the trigeminal nerve (5th cranial nerve) while giving me a novocaine shot in my bottom right jaw. Oh, he joked and said the pain will stop after the novocaine takes affect. It took over a year for me to figure out that the excruciating pain I was having was not due to bad teeth. I have been going monthly to a pain management doctor for the past 15 years and all he could do for me was try every medicine that treats nerve pain, a whole slew of anti-epileptic drugs (didn’t work), morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, methadone, and other I can’t remember. Now for the past 12 years I have been on Norco 10 mg with 325 mg of acetometaphin along with Valium, Nothing really works, so he has allowed me to take up to six Norco tablets and 3 Valiums in one day, and then use a sleeping pill (Seroquel 20mg) if the pain hasn’t calmed down. I sleep a lot. There are days when I have only minimal pain – 5 to 6 on the pain scale – but the bad days are 10+++ (not making this up). Eating, talking and the wind are the triggers for this pain, so I’m somewhat stuck in the house unless it is warm and not windy. I have had 10 stellate ganglion blocks and they did nothing. So his only other idea was to sever the nerve. The trigeminal nerve gives feeling to the face, and severing the nerve is really not an option for me because he said the right side of my face might droop a bit, and also that the nerve could grow back. He said that, if it were to grow back, it would be “mad”. That’s the word he used … “mad” … because that’s the term used in relation to nerves that are fiddled with. So I’m wondering if anyone else has this monster of a nervous system disorder and if anyone has had any relief. Thanks for your time.