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If I cry, within a few seconds I will get a stabbing/searing

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If I cry, within a few seconds I will get a stabbing/searing pain that seems to move around my face. Tends to start around my eye and nose but I'll feel it in the roof of my mouth and even teeth. It's always on one side when it happens, but not always the same side. What could this be? As if crying isn't bad enough. (The pain lasts for about a minute.)

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Any pain with chewing?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No pain with chewing, and my teeth are fine. This just happens when I cry for no apparent reason. It doesn't happen every time, either, I'd say perhaps 60% of the time.

I believe you have a condition known at trigeminal neuralgia

It is a nerve pain triggered by various things

It it treated with a drug called carbamazepine
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

That sounds exactly like what I suffer from! Thank you, doctor.


I've never had any other 'trigger', could it progress to be triggered by other things? I've been experiencing it for a few years already but not often enough to drive me to my GP.

You're very welcome Samantha.

I would ask your GP for medicine and a referral to a neurologist.

I hope this helps.

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