... this sharp, shock like pain in the side of my face. It hasn't bothered me much over the past year, thankfully, but for whatever reason it has returned. Back in the summer of 2010, I managed to damage the nerve in my face and ended up with Trigeminal Neuralgia. For approximately five-months I dealt with this pain because nobody could figure out what it was. Long story short, I managed to get the pain under control and it hasn't bothered me much over the past year. Perhaps its this cold, winter weather that has triggered it; either way, I am not thrilled about it being back.
... spending a ridiculous amount of money on prescription drugs. The only medicine that helps with the nerve pain is VERY expensive. To keep the pain away, I have to take one pill three times a day. The below $ amount is only for 17 days, and its for the smallest amount of mg's per pill. If my doctor decides to increase the dosage, which I suspect will happen as the weather continues to get colder, I'm looking at $200 for a month. Not cool.
** I haven't actually missed the pain and spending ridiculous amounts of money, I just needed to rant about it.