Friday, August 21, 2009

Trigeminal Neuralgia - Post MRI Wrap Up and Other Updates

A number of you have asked for an update. Good things here:
  • MRI results came back, and initial findings are "generally normal," which is good news. That means there is nothing evil lurking on or around the Trigeminal nerve. I'll go through details with the neurologist when I go down to Mayo in October.
  • The increase in meds has really worked. I've had very little by way of attacks - a minor 5 second tooth ache or eye pain every once and a while, and no "knife." Life is normal, at least with regard to pain.
  • I've cut way back on caffeine, and have cut back some on alcohol, and I'm not sure if it helps or not, but given how things are going, it's not hurting. Sell your Coors stock now...
  • Afternoons are still hell from a fatigue standpoint. I used to get up at 4 and work out, but haven't in weeks as I fear what that will mean in the afternoons. I've got to get back to some regular exercise, especially with hunting season right around the corner. I'm working from home today, and will head to the club at lunch, so I'll get back at it starting today and see how it goes.

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