Mild discomfort is normal, but severe pain like you're describing is not. I think you should go see your doctor and tell them what is happening, because something is wrong and it can't be diagnosed properly over the internet.
Most people feel pain after FUE is minimal. There may be rare cases where someone may report disproportionate pain. If you are one of them, it is best to contact your doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
What you describe is a rare occurrence following FUE hair transplants. I have found a combination of anti inflammatories (including oral steroids) and analgesics to be very effective if given in the immediate time of onset. If this persists, neuro-active medications like Gabapentin might be useful. Consult your hair transplant doctor ad if necessary, see a neurologist.
A little bit of discomfort after a few days is normal. However if you continue to feel pain, it is unusual and it is best to do a follow up visit with your doctor.
This is highly unusual as most patient with FUE have no pain at all and few take any medications. A meeting with your doctor is the next step as you are doing.
hairymonkey,This is not a normal post-op occurrence. Please contact your surgeon and schedule your follow up visit. You do not need us to offer hypothetical possibilities. What you need is an up close evaluation to determine what is the cause of this discomfort? Infection, neuritis etc....All the best,
Bernardino Arocha, MD