I have suffered a lot of concerning symptoms for the last few years (after a viral infection) — tingling, pins&needles, numbness, burning feet, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, "electricity" in body, trembling, weakness, headache, "burning ribbons" in left leg and arm, cognitive issues, extremely clumsy, dropping things, balance problems, etc. etc. Most neuropathic symptoms are on the left side of my body, also the Trigeminal neuralgia.
Is having trigeminal neuralgia indicative of MS? What other diseases can cause trigeminal neuralgia, besides MS?
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I kindly recommend you to visit a doctor.
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I don't know how common it is. I don't hear about it much and I've never experienced it. It's certainly not part of the diagnostic criteria for MS.
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Did you try searching through past posts?
TN is mainly attributed to either a viral cause or compression of a specific nerve. It is not easy to solve. Given all your other issues, I think you should see a neurologist. I wouldn't wait.
I am sorry to hear that you have TN. I was diagnosed with MS many years ago - the TN happened in 2014.
I am echoing what my fellow TiMS members have said above - please do go and see your doc and ask to see a neurologist.
Best wishes and let us know how you get on.
I tried searching the forum, but didn't find any specific answers to this. I find my symptoms concerning, but I've had a few doctors claim it's "just depression" so I don't know what to think. When I read about the "face pain" actually having a name and being a symptom of MS I got curious if this is an indication that what I'm suffering from is indeed MS, or if TN can appear with other illnesses too.