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Is trigeminal neuralgia in young adults always a sign of impending ms? I'm 28 and have had tn for a little over 2 years.

Is trigeminal neuralgia in young adults always a sign of impending ms? I'm 28 and have had tn for a little over 2 years.

No,: The neuralgias, or nerve pains are among the common MS symptoms. One of these is trigeminal neuralgia which causes severe electrical shock-like pain. TN rarely occurs bilaterally; when it does, it is usually secondary to multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


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Is it possible for my mom to have passed her trigeminal neuralgia to me? I have MS and have been having some twinges in the left side of my face.

Is it possible for my mom to have passed her trigeminal neuralgia to me? I have MS and have been having some twinges in the left side of my face.

MS may cause Tic: Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux) may be caused by multiple sclerosis. The pain can be very mild or quite pronounced. If trigeminal neuralgia is caused by ms, an MRI scan can sometimes identify a plaque in the sensory pathway of the trigeminal system. Medications may provide relief. If meds are not controlling the pain, a balloon microcompression of the trigeminal ganglion may help for 2-3 yrs. ...Read more

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Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. Can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last for 1 day?

Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. Can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last for 1 day?

Comments: You do NOT have trigeminal neuralgia, unless it recurs, as unfortunately, once it starts, it can be unbearably frequent. Do not think you have MS or a brain tumor if you had just one day of facial pain. But might see a dentist, and check for jaw or tooth issues. ...Read more

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Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. Can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last only 1 day?

Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. Can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last only 1 day?

Last one day?: Could you describe what exact was the symptom? Did you experience it continuously for one day?
MS can be cause of trigeminal neuralgia many in young patients... Brain tumor can cause pain the face, but it is usually accompanied by some findings in the neuro exam ...Read more

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

Challenging?: You seem to have very complex issues, and I would certainly wonder about an underlying unitary diagnosis. Ms could cause fatigue, memory loss, and trigeminal neuralgia, but usually not occipital neuralgia. Maybe MRI of brain and spinal cord could illuminate the picture. Might also want to check for lupus, lyme disease, and even hiv. Perhaps get full evaluation at a local medical school. ...Read more

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Father has MS has severe trigeminal neuralgia to the point of not being able to eat. His neurologist has him on med00s not working ideas/places?

Father has MS has severe trigeminal neuralgia to the point of not being able to eat. His neurologist has him on med00s not working ideas/places?

Gamma knife: If your dad has maxed out on medical therapy (typically medications such as carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, phenytoin, baclofen, etc) then he should be referred to a neurosurgeon with expertise in gamma knife surgery. You should be able to locate such a specialist in any major metropolitan area, often affiliated with a university. Good luck; it is a very painful condition. ...Read more

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Hx of bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. Mult episodes of facial weakness w/ right sided weakness. Neg for ms. Hyper reflexes right side. Help?

Hx of bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. Mult episodes of facial weakness w/ right sided weakness. Neg for ms. Hyper reflexes right side. Help?

Some thoughts: What kind of help do you need? It is good if you do not have MS. Stroke and MS are the most likely to cause symptoms of weakness of the right face, arm and leg. Proper evaluation for these conditions and their risk factors should be done by a physician in a clinic or a hospital. A rare cause of these could also be hemiplegic migraine. Do you get headaches with these? ...Read more

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I have MS and trigem neuralgia and have terrible pain. Tried gaba, baclofen, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) elavil, tegretol, otc, etc...What is the best pain med for this?

Trigeminal neuralgia: Sadly trigeminal neuralgia is a poorly understood disease that has an even worse track record for treatment. Most patients suffer from this disease without much relief. There is a growing body of evidence looking into Lamotrigine as a treatment. Ask your prescribing doctor if this is an alternative. ...Read more

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Dx: palatal tremor and trigeminal neuralgia. Mri single hyper intense frontal gyrus. 23 years old. Left eye pain and right throat pain. Is this ms?

Dx: palatal tremor and trigeminal neuralgia. Mri single hyper intense frontal gyrus. 23 years old. Left eye pain and right throat pain. Is this ms?

Possible: But I would expect there to be more MRI abnormalities other than what you have mentioned? A lumbar puncture in order to run labs on your spinal fluid may be enlightening. ...Read more

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What other diseases can give you diabetic nerve pain throughout your body, besides diabetes? That and MS are ruled out so far.

What other diseases can give you diabetic nerve pain throughout your body, besides diabetes? That and MS are ruled out so far.

Let's assess: Let's assume your total body pain is not due to fibromyalgia. It maybe that one explanation is a peripheral nerve problem, such as a small fibre neuropathy. Diabetes is but one cause, there are 8 others. ...Read more

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57 yr f that lives a healthy active life with just MS & slight raynaud's that which has turned to severe nerve pain now 1.5 yrs. What could be?

57 yr f that lives a healthy active life with just MS & slight raynaud's that which has turned to severe nerve pain now 1.5 yrs. What could be?

Multiple sclerosis?: If by ms you mean multiple sclerosis then that may be the cause but we would need to know a lot more about the details because there are many ways this disease is expressed. Having said that there is often autonomic nerve dysfunction that can cause severe unremitting pain. Ms can cause something called secondary raynaud's which can progress along with the ms. See neurology ;/or pain specialist. ...Read more

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While going through an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was having stinging nerve pain in fingers and toes now all over body can I have MS now?

Criteria for MS: Hi JeriS,
Typically symptoms related to MS are on one side of the body but can be both sides as well occasionally. The symptoms typically go away followed by a period with no symptoms followed by returning of symptoms perhaps elsewhere in the body. If this is the scenario you are experiencing then you may need to consult with a Neurologist who can guide you in the right direction.
Best of luck ...Read more

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Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain?

Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain?

Sometimes: MSContin is far better for most types of chronic pain than any of its shorter-acting relatives.Nerve modulators like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can also be helpful. All work on the theory that pain is primarily in the brain. In my practice, pain almost always has an actual mechanical or inflamm. Cause which is treatable w/ osteopathic manip., neuroprolo, Vit D/glucose creams, etc. This is 'cure' v 'control'. ...Read more

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Been told I have trigeminal nearalgia, but not had MRI scan yet, I read this is connected with ms, my grand ma had ms, does that mean I will to?

Been told I have trigeminal nearalgia, but not had MRI scan yet, I read this is connected with ms, my grand ma had ms, does that mean I will to?

Prob just Trig Neur: No, trigeminal neuralgia does not normally mean MS will develop. Most cases of TN are not explained, but they are not associated with MS. Furthermore, neither condition runs in families. The influence of inheritance on MS is weak- siblings and identical twins rarely both obtain MS. ...Read more

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57 yr female w/raynaud's 40 yr, MS 37 yr, severe nerve pain, cold, yet MS stable, nerve & vascular tests ok, all measures taken. Docs don't know?

57 yr female w/raynaud's 40 yr, MS 37 yr, severe nerve pain, cold, yet MS stable, nerve & vascular tests ok, all measures taken. Docs don't know?

Comments: Not sure what you are asking. If you have MS, pain is rather common, and usually easily treated. If the pain is widespread, you could have a co-morbidity, such as a peripheral neuropathy, which would need testing to confirm, and this could be due to several causes. Maybe, a second opinion is in order. ...Read more

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Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye.?

Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye.?

Unlikely: Most pineal cysts, if remain small, will cause no symptoms at all and are just an incidental finding on imaging. Your multiple symptoms need to be assessed, as many situations could promote your problems. Unlikely to be MS. ...Read more

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Multiple small wml MRI, Dr's can't agree if it is early microvascular changes or MS. Everything else ruled out. Symptoms vary but never go away.?

Multiple small wml MRI, Dr's can't agree if it is early microvascular changes or MS. Everything else ruled out. Symptoms vary but never go away.?

Did md do an LP??: MS is a chronic relapsing disease and you have chemical abnormalities in the cerebrospinal fluid. Has that ever been searched for in you? Have seen a top notch neurologist? If not, see one $ ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lymph node (i believe) in my middle neck that won't go away. I have had numbness and tingling unilaterally to the left side. No ms?

I have a pea sized lymph node (i believe) in my middle neck that won't go away. I have had numbness and tingling unilaterally to the left side. No ms?

Not my diagnosis: Lots of reasons for left sided tingling and numbness, and could be problem in neck or even peripheral nerves. The lesion in your neck could be a sebaceous cyst. Have your doctor evaluate these additional concerns, but so far, no issue to have concern about ms. ...Read more

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Back in August, My husband blacked out and fell injuring his head & neck. A month later he has developed L'hermitte's sign which is causing excruciating electrical shocking and numbness in hands. Will this ever go away since it's not due to MS?

Back in August, My husband blacked out and fell injuring his head & neck. A month later he has developed L'hermitte's sign which is causing excruciating electrical shocking and numbness in hands. Will this ever go away since it's not due to MS?

Yes should: Improve with time but if you look on wickipedia about this can be provoked by leaning head forward and tapping on cervical posterior neck and shocklike sensations happen can be a sign of more serious things, so mri of neck/brain good idea but it varies as to when it wil go away based on cause and if keep aggrivating it by poor posture or neck injuries /strainn. ...Read more

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Got diagnosed with MS & doctor perscribed me carbamazepine, noticed my jaw started hurting after taking it. Doctor said it'll go away after 2 weeks?

Got diagnosed with MS & doctor perscribed me carbamazepine, noticed my jaw started hurting after taking it. Doctor said it'll go away after 2 weeks?

Trigeminal neuralgia: Perhaps your doctor was thinking you might have trigeminal neuralgia. This medicine is often used to prevent the pain of this condition. It does not cause jaw pain. Some people feel relief sooner than 2 weeks with this medicine.

Other treatments may be gabapentin, tramadol, and amitriptyline, when this medicine does not help. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with MS. I have been on Gilenya (fingolimod) for 8 months. I have tingling in my legs and my left ankle hurts when I walk too much. It has been like this for 8 months. Will it ever go away?

I have recently been diagnosed with MS. I have been on Gilenya (fingolimod) for 8 months. I have tingling in my legs and my left ankle hurts when I walk too much. It has been like this for 8 months. Will it ever go away?

Prognosis is good: First, am pleased to see that your neurologist has acted pre-emptively, and has used a potent and effective medication. Would advise you to also take Vit D supplements. The left ankle pain is likely within joint and maybe secondary to prior weakness, but could be caused by small fracture and needs X-ray. Physical therapy can provide a path to improvement. Work closely with your neurologist. ...Read more

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I think I have ms fatigue that won't go away headaches dizziness always feel like im going to pass out eye pain and memory pains in arms and legs?

I think I have ms fatigue that won't go away headaches dizziness always feel like im going to pass out eye pain and memory pains in arms and legs?

Serious symptoms: I see you list adrenal fatigue and have had a lot of testing. Have you had a diagnosis of MS? It does sound like you have dysautonomia and should be evaluated for POTS. Treating postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome will help with chronic fatigue, dizziness, headaches and stomach aches. POTS is usually secondary to another problem and that, too needs investigation. Feel free to arrange a detailed consult with me to further explore your symptoms and narrow down the differential diagnosis. Use code XATXVC to schedule. ...Read more

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Does MS lesion shown in MRI come and go?

Does MS lesion shown in MRI come and go?

Generally: The lesions which are detected only by advanced imaging techniques remain as "scars" however the neurologic defects may in fact be reversed with proper treatment in many cases!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Where do I go to find out yes or no about MS or arthritis?

Where do I go to find out yes or no about MS or arthritis?

A neurologist: Can be consulted for possible MS.
You can check with an internist about arthritis. Joints in arthritis are painful, swollen and hard to move them. Xrays would confirm it. ...Read more

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Can numbness that is associated with ms be more like things becoming numb more easily rather than just things spontaneously going numb?

Can numbness that is associated with ms be more like things becoming numb more easily rather than just things spontaneously going numb?

Numbness: MS has definite MRI findings so if concerned would recommend MRI. Any numbness would also consider vitamin deficiencies like B12, carpal tunnel if in hands, Thoracic outlet if in last 3 digits of hand and side of arm-i.e. compression issues. Would also check thyroid, and electrolytes (like magnesium) f/u /w/ doc. ...Read more

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Dr gave me 1000mg for 3 days oral steriod for my ms flare. Am I going to gain weight and get moonface? Know the benefits. Want to be prepared though

Dr gave me 1000mg for 3 days oral steriod for my ms flare. Am I going to gain weight and get moonface? Know the benefits. Want to be prepared though

Steroid: 3 days of steroid is not going to make you gain weight. Steroids are the most powerful anti-inflammatory drugs possible. Your body produces steroids every day of your life. Occasional steroid use is not terrible. Avoid chronic use if possible. They can cause increased appetite, accumulation of fat, aseptic necrosis of the femoral head and many other anomalies. A short 3 day course is ok. ...Read more

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Would episodes of symptoms come and go MS with relapse or be constant?

Would episodes of symptoms come and go MS with relapse or be constant?

Can vary: Symptoms can flair up and then remit. Medications can help symptoms. Discuss with your neurologist as there are several different types of ms. ...Read more

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Can you go blind from ms?

Rare: Ms in a few will affect the optic nerve - sometimes one side alone and occasionally both sides. This usually recovers and can be helped with good treatment. But rarely the nerve may not recover and some degree of visual loss can occur - and sometimes it is substantial. But this is not very common at all. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more