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Trigeminal neuralgia medication

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Talk to Neurologist: There is not enough information about trigeminal neuralgia and pregnancy because most people with trigeminal neuralgia are over 50 years old. See a ne... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
PENS: Per-cutaneous electro nerve stimulation is available at many pain management sites. Electro acupuncture may also give relief.
Dr. Ahmed Ghaleb
Pain Management 31 years experience
Neurpathy: If the symptoms is pain , and if that pain localized to one branch of the trigeminal , pns can help.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Trigeminal pain: The trigeminal neuralgia association has a nationwide database of experts in the field of face pain. They can help you find an expert in your area to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Typical meds: Tegretol, neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) are standard first line treatment medications.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology 34 years experience
Multiple: Tn pain is neuropathic pain. Best response rate has been reported with Oxcarbazepine and carbamazepine. Faily high response rates have been reported... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
TN medications: In spite of vast improvements in the medical or surgical management of TN, there is still no treatment modality available. Carbamazepine, trileptal, n... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
There are a number: Gabapentin and Trileptal are common. Clonazepam, Dilantin and Baclofen are less effective. Some a combination of these meds are used.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Varies: Carbamazepine used to be the main agent in treatment of trigeminal neuralgia years ago. We now have a multitude of anti-neuropathic agents with bette... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Typically those drugs are not short on side effects.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sort of: Sometimes people with trigeminal neuralgia have long periods with no symptoms, but there is always the possibility of recurrence.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
No: Trig neuralgia is diagnosed based upon the history and the description of the pain. An MRI may show the loop of a blood vessel next to the trig nerve... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See neurologist: There are several ways to reduce the pain but she will need to consult a neurologist.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Depends: It depends on what caused it in the first place. Trigeminal neuralgia just means that there is pain caused by the trigeminal nerve itself misfiring. ... Read More

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