Hi all, I am pretty familiar with TMS and was able to cure my back pain thanks to this program. However, that was years ago. I started suffering electrical shocks on the left side of my face in February and atypical dull pain that was located somewhere around my teeth 24/7 - could not point out where it was coming from. I was going through a particularly stressful time in January - looking for a job, accepting a job I didn't like etc. I went to get my wisdom tooth pulled thinking it was that but that did not help. My emotions kept escalating and I was becoming more stressed about my everyday life, job, everything, while the pain kept appearing and then dissapearing, only for it to become permanent one day. It became clearly localized in one tooth eventually and I thought it's the molar tooth. The endodontist said that even though the tooth was previously root canaled, he will perform another root canal as there is some bone loss on the CT scan and a possible infection. The root canal of course did not help relieve the pain and I was at a loss. I did not even bother going back to him as he said everything looked fine and my oral surgeon mentioned this could be trigeminal neuralgia. The pain got so bad I could not sleep and ended up at the neurologist. She put me on tegretol and ordered MRI. The medication helped very little and the MRI shows an artery touching the nerve. However, there is many people whose artery is touching the nerve and they do not have any pain. She said the medication should help but most likely I'll need a surgery. When I asked her what is this caused by she says it's my anatomy and the way the nerve and artwry touch. This doesn't make sense - there was never any pain and now all of a sudden my anatomy is causing this? Additionally, many people get this result on MRI and the surgery is performed only for the pain to come back. My intuition is telling me this is TMS as it also jumps on the other side of my face from time to time and/or affects my whole upper row of teeth. I do understand TMS is not related to structural changes but in a lot of trigeminal neuralgia cases the MRI shows the compression of the nerve by the artery. What is your outlook on this?