On Sunday 17th January 2021, at 1.15am, I woke up to feel my waters had broken. I was 35 weeks pregnant, was supposed to have another week left in work and was completely unprepared to go into labour.
Come next year, when I go back for a consultation, I'll be asking for a new neurologist.
"You can't take codeine when you're pregnant."
In June, I'd been feeling dizzy with stomach cramps and extreme fatigue. I pretty much always feel sick and tired, so this wasn't anything unusual, but the cramps without the period were getting getting pretty annoying after a few days.
Yes, I had one of those painful nerve tests.
Amitriptyline is the medication I am asked about most often.
I have trigeminal neuralgia and I'm allowed to have a life.
I have trigeminal neuralgia and my brain thinks I'm in pain all the time. It's really difficult to explain to anyone who doesn't live with neuropathic (nerve) pain.