My mom thinks that its easy breezy to care for her, that there shouldn't be any stress involved. I think stress has caused my body to start breaking down. I went to doctor 6 months ago because of ear pain which turned into jaw pain (I had been grinding my teeth at night and when I woke up I would find my finger prints indented into the palms of my hands) doctor told me I had TMJ and a whole lot of stress. He recommended me to go see a mental health clinic, my mom was furious over that comment and told me I was fine and didn't need to go see anyone. 2 months after that I had severe face, head, and neck pain all on my right side. Went to doctor and he diagnosed me with Trigeminal Neurolgia. I was given Tegritol for it. Is all the stress causing this, can it cause this? I haven't been sleeping very well, my mom won't let me go to sleep at a decent hour because she doesn't think she can go long without me being around so I'm lucky if I get to bed by 12 or 1 a.m. I feel like I'm constantly being grumbled at for something. I have been told not stop that I'm lazy and selfish. When I told mom that I wanted some help to care for her, she told me she only wanted me to take care of her--then I got a speel about how when she was young and had 4 kids she cared for all of them and the household and never once complained. Someone please help-I feel like I'm going crazy!