A 49-year-old female asked:
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Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk help pain from trigeminal neuralgia?? If not does it mean that it is something else? On it 3 days now not much relief

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Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neuralgia: A steroid treatment will help symptoms to some extent, but neuralgia is often treated with gabapentin. Trigeminal neuralgia can be associated with a "vascular loop" a blood vessel causing a constriction of the 5th nerve, so sometimes a neurosurgical procedure can be done to help. Make sure of the diagnosis with a complete evaluation with imaging like MRI/MRA. See a neurologist and neurosurgeon.
Answered on Oct 19, 2014

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