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Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
The opposite is true: "There is one disease of the Jaws which seems in reality to have no connection with the Teeth, but of which the Teeth are generally suspected to be the cause. As simple pain demonstrates nothing, a Tooth is often suspected, is perhaps drawn out; but still the pain continues, with this difference however, that it now seems to be in the root of the next Tooth". John Hunter (1778). It is true today. ...Read more
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a condition that causes repeated (recurring) severe pains in parts of your face. It usually affects people aged over 50. Treatment with a medicine called carbamazepine usually works well to stop the pains. Surgery is an option if medication does not work, or if side-effects from the medicine are ...Read more
Gamma Knife: Or other forms of stereotactic radiosurgery are possible alternatives to dr. Nguyen's correct suggestions, but not all neurosurgeons have access. ...Read more
Yes: Antiseizure medications are first line. There are also miscellaneous brain drugs that may work. Important to balance pain relieving dose vs. Potential side effects. Microvascular decompression highly effective. Can try gamma knife surgery, as well as nerve destructive procedures. Important to find a doctor well versed in these treatments. ...Read more
Trigeminal neuralgia: There are a number of medications available that treat TN in addition the Gamma Knife, a radiation source has also been added to the treatment protocols. ...Read more
Please help me find a specialist in atypical trigeminal neuralgia? I live in waynesboro pa, 17268.
Ask GP: Look for either chonic pain docs, dentists who specialize in tn, neurlogists familiar with the condition. Either ask your family doc who they would recommend or look on line or in phone book for one of these specialists. ...Read more
I am 35 married woman with no kids. I have TN trigeminal neuralgia. Is it a cure or natural cure. What are the causes.
Many causes & Rx's:
Trigeminl neuralgia has many causes- sometimes something pressing on the nerve, illnesses like MS & Lyme Disease etc.
Standard treatment is various drugs or surgery- see http://tinyurl. Com/7fssqw
However, it is often cured by homeopathy so I advise seeing a good homeopath- see http://www. Homeopathycenter. Org
Cranial osteopathy also often helps- see http://physician. Academyofosteopathy. Org/ ...Read more
Depends which Dr.: Many drs rely only on pain meds to control trigeminal neuralgia.Some use surgery to cushion a nerve.More recently (though little known) neuroprolotherapy has been found to help. It consists of injections of 5% glucose near the affected nerve (s) which calms it. I have yet to see if effect is permanent, but my pts like it. Also osteopathic cranial manipulation helps some. So, depends on Dr's training. ...Read more
Cure for TN: There is no cure for TN. Current state of the art dictates that all patients should be treated initially with medication. But if a patient becomes refractory to medical management or develops serious side effects to medication, surgical intervention should be considered. ...Read more
Orofacial pain: Any board certified orofacial pain doctor or neurologist. Check the aaop list. ...Read more
Does ATYPICAL trigeminal neuralgia includes the stabbing electric shock pain felt in classical TN? Or can you have ATN without electric shock pain?
Do you have to have stabbing electric shock pain on the face to have ATYPICAL TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA? My face burns on the left side but not stabbing!
35 F. rare bite cells & hypocellular marrow 15-20%. mild polychromasia & high retic. Trigeminal neuralgia & atypical hemangioma in c4 vert. Related?
Burning sensation on left side of face, eye, nostril, lip, cheek, but NO electric stabbing pain at all, could this be ATYPICAL trigeminal neuralgia?
Possible: But if this continues, then see DR for exam and DX ...Read more
Management of TN: All patients should be treated initially with medication. But if a patient becomes refractory to medical management or develops serious side effects to medication, surgical intervention should be considered. ...Read more
Is there anything otc that can help pain from trigeminal neuralgia, something without caffeine? I'm not getting treatment for it yet from my neuro.
Vit B-50 or B-100: 21y/o female asks, Is there anything otc that can help pain from trigeminal neuralgia, something without caffeine? I'm not getting treatment from my neuro. Since one has a Neurologist, the diagnosis is most likely correct and he/she will treat one when considered appropriate. For Now Vitamin B-Complex B-50 or B-100 tab daily, for a few weeks could be helpful ...Read more
Just been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, and started on a treatment course, will the pain still get worse over time? Will my anxiety decrease?
What is the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia? Please reply me with the name of the the hospital where this treatment is possible!
I'm on carbamazepine (300 mg) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia can it lead to elevated GGT level?
Not conclusive: First of all, a single blood test in isolation do not provide enough information to form any definitive conclusions. A number of tests must be performed to have any meaning. Carbamazepine may cause an elevated GGT level, but also NSAIDs OTC may. Talk to your treating physician to find out what the test could mean for you. Carbamazepine 300mg for TN is a very small dose. ...Read more
Is peripheral nerve stimulation a viable treatment for trigeminal neuropathy (not trigeminal neuralgia) when medications are not working? If so what us doctors/hospitals offer this procedure?
If carbamazepine isn't working to treat my trigeminal neuralgia, what is a good drug to try next?
Trileptal: Is reported to be effective for trigeminal neuralgia. Some clinicians now prefer to use oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) as their first line drug for trigeminal neuralgia because of its reduced side effect profile. Unfortunately, about half of TN sufferers eventually become dissatisfied with medical therapy, explore surgical options. ...Read more
My girlfriend have trigeminal neuralgia on her right side of her face and she can't get medicale assist. In Kansas City, KS. What can she take 4 pain?
See neurologist: There are several ways to reduce the pain but she will need to consult a neurologist. ...Read more
I'm on carbamazepine for about a week or so and I don't like it. I'm taking it for Trigeminal Neuralgia, can I stop taking it since I haven't been on?
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 decision. They can start you on another medication at the same time.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more
A few years ago I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. I don't have it anymore. What are the chances of my tn coming back?
Why don't nurses know about trigeminal neuralgia. I had a septoplasty to see if it would relieve it. Not one nurse knew what it was, ?
YES! If not treated.: Tn is a specific name to a type of facial pain. It can take a few doctors visits to get a final ruling. Don't wait it is not cancer but the pain can make you wish you were dead! Think flesh/tissue and not nerves for face pain! Begin a self-care wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more
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