Lee-Just happened to be able to quickly respond…you’re welcome! Sounds to me like you have had a very difficult and confusing time of it. I mean not knowing when these events would hit you–blindsightedly.
My occurrences were very different than yours…14 yrs ago (6 mos after car accident) I started Neurontin, then got the nerve blocks. After a few months added Tegretol and did more nerve blocks. Then Dilantin started and more nerve blocks…all over a 1 1/2 yr period. Over that time there was a waxing and waning of painful episodes. Then was able to STOP all meds/treatments.
I don’t recall any warnings/nerve blips, etc.
In mid-August I had severe and unrelenting pain–right sided throbbing, stabbing and mostly facial-temple, mandible and maxillary regions. I tried Hydrocodone but it only took the edge off the pain, up to 2 tabs every 4 hrs, and was making my stomach ill. Was able to stop the Hydrocodone entirely after the nerve blocks and starting the 2 meds.