I haven't been on here for a little while due to severe pain. Some here might remember that I had some crazy, weird dental work that led to pain. (Didn't have pain when I originally went to the dentist). I went to other dental professionals for help and had a root canal and other surgeries in an effort to fix it, but it only made things worse. I now have severe pain in my right ear and other pain all around the area on my right side...even in my eye. I have been diagnosis'd with atypical trigeminal neuralgia. IT is a BAD diagnosis. I'm in pain all the time and often it is horrendous. Sometimes the pain is a little better (like now), but it rarely lasts more than 30 minutes. I tried some traditional medications, but had horrible side effects. Now I'm on a tryciclic pill and a compounded cream with neurontin, lidocaine and capsaicin inside the cream. I just started that. Was wondering if anyone here has this or knows of someone very well who has this...particularly the atypical kind. My pain is 24/7 as opposed to the shocking pain that zaps people badly periodically. There are surgeries for this, but sadly, those with traditional/typical Trigeminal Neuralgia often fare better, so my options are very confusing. Any information (and prayers) would be appreciated.