Trigeminal neuralgia, type of nerve pain, is an early multiple sclerosis symptom

The signs and symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia can vary person to person and they tend to follow patterns.

If someone has nerve pain, they could experience one or more of the following trigeminal neuralgia symptoms and pain patterns:

  • Periodic episodes of severe, shooting pain that feels like an electric shock
  • Spontaneous attacks of pain triggered by chewing, speaking, brushing teeth or even touching the face
  • Pain lasting from a few seconds to several minutes
  • Constant aching, burning
  • Pain attacks lasting days, weeks or even months
  • Pain that goes into the gums, lips or possibly the eyes and forehead as well
  • Attacks that become more frequent over time and more intense over time
  • Pain affecting one side of the face at a time

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