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what's best medication to reduce swelling around nerve of i have trigeminal neuropathy? will lyrica (pregabalin) work?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Painful!: Most cases of trigeminal or facial nerve pain are diagnosed as neuralgia. The mechanism is usually compression on the nerve from a blood vessel or injury or as the result of MS. Medications that block nerve firing, such as anti-seizure medications, are typically used: carbamazepam, topiramate, gabapentin/Neurontin, and pregabalin/Lyrica are used. There are also a number of surgical treatments.
Answered on Sep 2, 2017

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