Sep 02, 2009 - 6:11 pm
Has anyone heard of Trigeminal Neuralgia? My mom has Endometrial Papilarry Serous Cancer. She started as a stage 3b and they rediagnosed her to stage 1c. She had complete hysterectomy, 4 rounds of chemo. She had a catscan and was said to be cancer free. Yeah! She is now continuing with three month checkups.
Well, my mom has been having awful piercing pain in her jaw. Whenever she talks and eats it is so painful. First she went to the dentist and they replaced fillings. It does not appear to be anything dental. She read it could be a side effect of chemo. She has since gone to her doctor who prescribed Lyrica. It is still bothering her with little relief. She is not sure if she just needs to be on the medicine longer. She has been on it for a week and they even increased the doseage. It seems so painful for her and I hate that she is finally done with chemo and now has new battles to face.
Is this a common side effect?