Do any of you have a feeling of being off balance or not walking straight? It is not dizziness or even light-headedness. Is that a symptom that can be connected with TN? I have usually have a headache on that side of my head. Swallowing causes my head to hurt and also putting my upper and lower teeth together.
Do you find that chewing really aggravates TN? I can't seem to eat anything that has to be chewed so I am eating things like yogurt, mashed potatoes, ice cream, etc. Have any of you found a diet that doesn't aggravate the pain? The pain is the strongest when I chew or brush my teeth.
I have not had an MRI. The neurologist said it wasn't necessary. Should it be done for all TN patients? At the time of my appt. I wasn't having this feeling of falling or not being able to walk quite right so now I am concerned. I am wondering if that is something different or part of TN or a side effect from medication.
I have ordered the book "Striking Back" but haven't received it yet.
Thanks for any help, advice, suggestions, etc.