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Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor
Category: Neurology
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My symptoms have been severe trigeminal nerve pain (slow

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My symptoms have been severe trigeminal nerve pain (slow burning which has mostly stopped now), ringing in ears (pretty severe now and started right after nerve pain left), severe nausea, and generally unwell feeling including severe anxiety. I get sinus infections regularly but ent dr didn't think it was sinus but rather dental because cold water would stop nerve pain temporality. Dentist didn't see abscess on X-ray. I have a tooth with a new crown that feels kind of funny but haven't had pain specific to that tooth. Any ideas what the cause of these symptoms might be or how I should proceed.
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome--I'm Dr Chip

Interesting that you mentioned the trigeminal nerve--was that because of the distribution of the pain?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
the pain runs along the branches of that nerve (sinus jaw teeth, etc. )
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Also sometimes scalp and ear
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 months ago.

OK This is tic douloureaux or trigeminal neuralgia

Not an infection and usually it will resolve in time but ask your doctor for a prescription of either Neurontin or Tegretol to treat it for now

Please let me know if you need any more information