Hello. I’ve had TN1 for the past ten years or so. Mostly left, with a short stint on the right. I’m taking 1,600mg of Tegretol and and tapering down my Gabapentin, very, very slowly. I’m at 2,000mg now, dropping 100mg every five days.
I have a new pain, though, that is confusing me. When I wake up, either in the morning, or from a nap, I have a sharp pain on the top of my head, figure up and to the left of of my eye, above my temple. It only hurts if I touch it (cue, don’t touch it!) and then it goes away after a few minutes. Does this sound to anyone like the Occipital branch joining the party? Or something else entirely? Have not called my neuro yet. Curious if anyone here has thoughts.