The task is an online investigation in to treatment of trigeminal neuropathy (not classic trigeminal neuralgia) and associated symptoms. The output is a written report with supporting evidence, documentation, references, hyperlinks and all source material.
- constant but variable burning, coldness, tingling, numbness and pain in the side of the face (trigeminal distribution). Mainly unilateral on the LEFT, but very occasionally on the right as well.
- excessive, oily saliva
- metallic taste in mouth
- difficulty eating: both taste and texture 'ruined'.
MRI has demonstrated there is nothing compressing the nerve that would be amenable to surgery. Treatments tried so far include Gabapentin, Duloxetine, topical menthol cream and aspirin mouth wash.
All forms of treatment must be considered... acupuncture, homeopathy, Chinese medicine etc! It is important to approach this with an open mind. Traditional Western medicine has so far proved unsuccessful. This is an attempt to identify examples or case studies from anyone in the World that has achieved any small measure of symptom relief using any means possible, and has shared their experience online.