Cannot not stand to wear my glasses 14 months after facelift. Will this ever go away on its own?
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Nerve Pain Following Facelift
I am sorry to hear that you are having such difficulty after your facelift. I am equally sorry to hear that your nerve specialist was so judgmental given the role of the physician is to promote, maintain and restore human health while showing compassion and benevolence toward their patients.
The description of your pain is unusual in that it is diffuse in nature ( 'all over') and cannot be attributed to a particular nerve or anatomic location. In the absence of a clear anatomic explanation such as excessive scar tissue, I would recommend that you continue with medical therapy. If you don't get relief from your current regimen you may find relief with a dosage change or a different medication altogether. There are many types of medications that help nerve pain including antidepressants such as duloxetine and amitriptyline. Depression can sometimes result in real somatic symptoms such as pain. Best of luck.
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