I have had mild face pain on the right side just above my upper teeth for several years. I also have a chronic eye inflammation in my right eye - but not always both problems at the same time. At first, thought the face pain was dental related. After removing the suspected tooth, still have the face pain. Have had several different eye drops proscribed for the eye inflammation and PredForte works best, but inflammation always returns. Finally saw a neurologist for face pain and had brain MRI which was normal, no tumors, etc. Neurologist said probably Trigeminal Neuralgia and recommended Lyrica, but I declined because of the side effects and because pain wasn't too bad. HOWEVER, for the last several weeks, I have had both severe face pain and eye inflammation worse than I've ever had before. At night, I take OTC sleep meds and once I'm asleep, the pain goes away and in the morning, I have about 30 minutes to an hour with little or no pain, then it comes back. Can't get in to see my neurologist for 2 weeks. Opthamologist is stumped about eye inflammation (I've seen 3 opthamologists), said it might be related to face pain, not sure, so just said use PredForte 4 X day and see what happens. I have been doing that for several days with NO improvement. Am now taking Oxcodone for the face pain, which helps some. Can anyone help? These two issues must be related, but can't seem to find a doctor who can give me any relief. Should I see my internist? Don't know where to turn. Thanks so much for any advice you can offer.View Thread
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