|Hi, I am a 44 yr. old female and have been suffering with tic douloureax for about 2 years now. Ironically, I have a brain tumor (a facial neuroma) on the right side of my brain, but my td pain is on the left side. The pain is very bad, that is why I am writing this is red . It is not constant, but when it comes on, it hurts for hours. It can start as a sudden stab in my ear or cheek, or begin slowly. My left eye also suffers when I have an attack. My eye feels like it is on fire - and I run to put either ice or heat on my eye - anything to relieve the burning severe pain .
Does anyone out there have this? It is hard to diagnose. It usually does not turn up on x-rays. It is diagnosed just by history and description of pain.