I get severe pains in the left side of my head. Sometimes it causes my eye to close and my face to drop. People say it looks like I had a stroke, but I know it's from the MS. How do you make the pain go away?
Your description of pain sounds a little bit like trigeminal neuralgia, which can be excruciating and is sometimes treated with anticonvulsants such as Neurontin. But certainly please talk to your doctor about this because it could be completely unrelated to your MS.
Here are some links on pain management that might be useful to you:
Using Tylenol Responsibly
Let’s Talk Pain Meds
What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds
You need to talk to your neurologist about getting on some type of extended-release pain medication, such as Oxycontin or Morphine Sulfate capsules; I too have chronic head pain in both my left & right sides of my head, and many times it especially hurts behind both my right and left eyes. You may only require a very small dose of time-release pain medicine, depending on how your body has responded to pain meds in your past medical history. Definitely bring this issue up passionately with your Neurologist - I have been told by a neuro that 10-15% of people with MS have bad headaches/migraines, and have no other way to cope with the pain, other than using prescription comfort meds. I wish you most the best of luck; definitely have a sit-down with your neuro.