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I have mental nerve damage & TN - became very depressed/anxious - drs have me on many rxs but what im worried about is taking zoloft & paxil 2gethr?

I have mental nerve damage & TN - became very depressed/anxious - drs have me on many rxs but what im worried about is taking zoloft & paxil 2gethr?

Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean - do you have Mental Nerve damage, as in the mandibular region? Neither of these drugs will be helpful for such a neuropathy; otherwise, as noted by Dr. Fowler, the combination is not usual given the mechanism of action. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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I went for oral biopsy for swelling. Doctors didn't took sample becoz acc. To them mental nerve was enlarged there. Now I m feeling numbness in chin?

I went for oral biopsy for swelling. Doctors didn't took sample becoz acc. To them mental nerve was enlarged there. Now I m feeling numbness in chin?

Cranial neuropathy: Sounds like the mental branch of the trigeminal nerve is afflicted. Return to your doctors and get more testing. Hard to say what is wrong, but many potential problems can present this way. Might check for ptoblems in the nasopharyngeal area. ...Read more

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During my oral biopsy doctors didn't took sample becoz acc. To them mental nerve was enlarged there. Now my chin is numb for 2 months after surgery?

During my oral biopsy doctors didn't took sample becoz acc. To them mental nerve was enlarged there. Now my chin is numb for 2 months after surgery?

Typical: If they took a biopsy of the nerve, the area enervated by that nerve will be numb, perhaps permanently, but certainly for several months to years, depending on where the injury occurred. ...Read more

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I believe I pinched a nerve in my neck, the left side behind my ear is numb. Can this cause numbness to my lower left lip around the mental nerve?

I believe I pinched a nerve in my neck, the left side behind my ear is numb. Can this cause numbness to my lower left lip around the mental nerve?

Facial numbness: It is difficult to assess whether you have a pinched nerve in the neck without more information and an examination. A pinched nerve between the 3rd and 4th cervical vertebrae (C4 nerve root) can cause these symptoms but this is not common. Other alternatives include irritation of the greater occipital nerve behind ear. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage heal?

Can nerve damage heal?

Yes: If the damage does not cause the nerve to be completely cut, then healing can occur. If a nerve has been cut, it will need to be reconnected in order to grow. Nerve grows about 1 mm/day, so depending on where the injury is, it may take over a year for recovery. It is difficult after a nerve is cut to get 100% recovery, but some return of sensation can be expected after repair. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage repair itself?

Can nerve damage repair itself?

Sometimes: A broad question, because there are many ways a nerve can be damaged: compression (carpal tunnel), crush, cut, etc. A "bruised" nerve can heal itself; it grows back at about 1 inch/month. If the nerve is divided, it may occasionally heal, but more often needs surgical repair--and this doesn't always result in return of function. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage reverse itself?

Can nerve damage reverse itself?

Variable: Generically, if only the coverings of a nerve are involved (myelin), and healing begins, it will take about 4 weeks. If the central portion of the nerve fibre is involved (axon), recovery is the speed of finger nail growth (.1 mm daily). Depends on location, causation, and whether successful treatment is available. ...Read more

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How permanent can nerve damage be?

How permanent can nerve damage be?

Very permanent: Your question is not open to an answer because you offer no specifics. What nerve? How severe is the involvement? ...Read more

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How do I know if I have nerve damage?

How do I know if I have nerve damage?

Nerve injury: An examination would be the place to start. If there is evidence of a nerve problem it could be further evaluated as to extent of injury with electro diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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What should I do about the nerve damage?

What should I do about the nerve damage?

Nerve pain: You must be treated by a neurologist or pain physician. Do your best to try non-addictive pills first. Pain medicines, opioids, should be back up medicines and not your first choice. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

A: A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut.
A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb.
Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well.
Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost.
A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend surgical repair if needed. ...Read more

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Can an ER diagnose nerve damage?

Definitely,: Er doctors and any doctor in general are trained to diagnosed nerve damage by providing complete neurologic examination. They also can request a consultation with a neurologist if needed.
Take care. ...Read more

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Will an angiogram cause nerve damage?

Not usually: Am amgiogram should not usually cause any nerve damage. Since to perform an angiogram, one must access an a rtery there can be temporary discomfort while this is accessed. Rarely, while numbing or accessing the artery, the nerve can injured. This is usually transient and very rarely causes permanent discomfort. ...Read more

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Doctors, please help me! (nerve damage?

Etiology: First find out why it is happening. There could be many reasons such as secondary to a disease like diabetes, a lack of a specific protein, a herniated disc in your back, a nutitional deficiency, an injury. First you need to find out why you got it and then you can move on from there. ...Read more

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Could orthodontal work cause nerve damage?

Something Else: Nerve damage may need to evaluated by a dentist that is very familiar with TMJ ; muscle dysfunction as well as a neurologist. The source of nerve damage needs to be determined otherwise it generally gets worse over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more