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Diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. Having constant pain, increases while swallowing. Suggestions?

I have seen the GP today who has diagnosed trigeminal neuralgia ..however the pain is constant and throbbing..feels like a vice across my face..every time I swallow the pain increases..searing..excruatiating...Is this TN as that seems to be talking about waves of pain..this is pain constantly only increases are every time I swallow..pain radiates then across right side of face.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
The pain could be trigeminal neuralgia (TN). However, I agree with you that typically, the pain is episodic in TN. So, in your case, it could be called as atypical TN. I would recommend doing an MRI scan of the brain, to find out any underlying cause for the TN.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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