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What painkillers are helpful for trigeminal neuralgia

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Several: The common medications used are: neurontin, (gabapentin) trileptal, Dilantin and tegretol. These are not "painkillers" but rather work on the nerve c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Not in my experience: Patients typically do not experience relief with acupuncture for this condition.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See neurologist: There are several ways to reduce the pain but she will need to consult a neurologist.
A female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
7 years experience Family Medicine
Careful: Hi, Thank you for your question. You haven't been on it too long to build a physical dependence but you should still discuss with your PCP this decis ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
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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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clemens Schirmer
18 years experience Interventional Radiology
Trigeminal neuralgia: The context of your question is unfortunately not completely clear but i will give it my best - trigeminal neuralgia (tn) is usually diagnosed and tre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Clinical exam: Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition where sharp, electrical pain affects the face along one or more of the three branches of the trigeminal nerve. The ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
27 years experience Neurology
Yes: Generally trials of antiseizure medications can be beneficial. Some individuals fail such therapy and may otherwise benefit from neurosurgical proced ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Good Day; Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain affecting the trigeminal nerve ( fifth cranial nerve) in the face. One notices mild to severe facia ... Read More
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