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How can u just wake up one day and have peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia? Could this be linked to CNS inflammation? What cause? 31yrwf

Possibly: Peripheral neuropathy can be any nerve , or more often refers to a type of "stocking-glove" area of feet or hands seen in diabetes, thyroid disease, B12 deficiency , .Trigeminal neuralgia is specific to that nerve , and can involve branches of the trigeminal individually.Most cases are from compression of the nerve by the superior cerebellar artery. Treatments ;gasser. Gangion block, micros. Decompr. ...Read more

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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I have trigeminial neuralgia & my right hand wrist have gone dead can't hold.Pick up anything it turns inward could this be bc of lesion on brain stem?

I have trigeminial neuralgia & my right hand wrist have gone dead can't hold.Pick up anything it turns inward could this be bc of lesion on brain stem?

Good question: Unlikely but possible. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, before starting medications for treatment. One would get an MRI brain, that would include the brain stem area, and should answer the question you raised(other likely scenario in a young person is multiple sclerosis with multiple lesions). Recommend bringing this issue with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Why wont doctor give me pain killers to have on hand for flare ups from trigeminal neuralgia gabapentin isn't enough!

Why wont doctor give me pain killers to have on hand for flare ups from trigeminal neuralgia gabapentin isn't enough!

My thots: Cannot answer your question regarding your doctor as you need to ask directly. However, i would wonder why you have "trigeminal neuralgia" as there is always a cause. Is it due to a neuroma, a compressive issue, or even multiple sclerosis? Many meds might work, including oxcarbezine, baclofen, lyrica, (pregabalin) etc. There is a simple needle/balloon procedure that some neurosurgeons employ. ?2nd opinion? ...Read more

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I have trigeminal neuralgia, had shingles recently, and now experiencing hand tremors in my right hand - I'm a 44 year old female. The only person I am aware of with Parkinson's is a cousin of my mothers. (Not sure how to describe relation to me). The h

I have trigeminal neuralgia, had shingles recently, and now experiencing hand tremors in my right hand - I'm a 44 year old female.  The only person I am aware of with Parkinson's is a cousin of my mothers. (Not sure how to describe relation to me).  The h

Hand tremor: may have nothing to do with trigeminal neuralgia, shingle or Parkinson's disease. (There are many causes for a hand tremor) The best approach to sorting this all out is to consult with a /your neurologist. Hopefully the medication you are taking for the shingles and the trigeminal neuralgia are not contributing to or causing your tremor. If you have a specific question we can gladly address this ...Read more

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What should I do if I have nerve pain in my hand and wrist, what is allodynia?

What should I do if I have nerve pain in my hand and wrist, what is allodynia?

See PMS: See pain management specialist for further investigation. The more chronic is neuropathic pain the more refractory it is. When a stimulus that normally is not painful (such as light touch) causes pain, the condition is called allodynia. ...Read more

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I am having tingling from elbow to fingertips if elbow is bent. Also occasional nerve pain in hand. What can be done for it?

I am having tingling from elbow to fingertips if elbow is bent. Also occasional nerve pain in hand. What can be done for it?

Ulnar : Seek counsel from a neurologist. Emg nerve studies may show compression. Steroid injections, physical therapy/splinting with activity modification, and potentially surgery may be warranted. ...Read more

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I have been getting pain along the back of my left hand along the outer most vein. It feels like nerve pain and comes and goes. ?

More detail: Would be helpful. The good thing is that the symptoms come and go. The bad thing is that it makes a diagnosis more difficult. There are some nerve issues that cause the pain you are experiencing. These can be local to the forearm and wrist and sometimes from the neck. If the have persisted for more than a few weeks then get checked out by your pcp. ...Read more

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I started taking baclofen for facial pain few weeks ago and for few days now I have a nerve pain in my right hand. Can that be because the baclofen?

I started taking baclofen for facial pain few weeks ago and for few days now I have a nerve pain in my right hand. Can that be because the baclofen?

Very possible: It is a very complicated drug that really has limited indications and I am not sure how this would be a drug used for facial pain. It needs to be stopped carefully to not get further withdrawal symptoms. The first order with pain is to find out the cause and treat a cause. Not to treat the symtom with a dangerous drug ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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