your symptoms relate to problem known as trigeminal neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain
condition that affects the trigeminal nerve
, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. In this condition, even mild stimulation of your face — such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup — may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain.
You may initially experience short, mild attacks, but trigeminal neuralgia can progress, causing longer, more frequent bouts of searing pain.
Most cases of trigeminal neuralgia are believed to be caused by blood vessels pressing on the root of the trigeminal nerve. This is said to make the nerve transmit pain signals which are experienced as the stabbing pains of trigeminal neuralgia. However, experts are not completely sure of the cause. Pressure on the trigeminal nerve may also be caused by a tumor or multiple sclerosis
Anticonvulsants like carbamazepine
) andMuscle-relaxing agents such as baclofen (Gablofen) may be used alone or in combination with carbamazepine. Surgery in case medicines are not helping.
Must consult your physician before taking medicine