I was just diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia after several painful days of unbearable facial pain. Although I had all the standard symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia my pain seemed to last much longer than the less than 2 minute epidoes as described in medical text. The night I went to the ER it had been going on for over an hour. I also have NF1 but have never had a MRI or CAT scan. After going to the ER I was referred to neurologist. I called today and they (neurologist) can't get me in for several weeks. I'm concerned that I may have a tumor - other symptoms I've had which I previously didn't think were significant are ringing in ears, vertigo, headaches, and feeling like I my ears were popping.