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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Overview)

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 nerve are additional symptoms.


Dr. James Marx
1,055 doctors shared insights

Neuralgia (Overview)

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 nerve are additional symptoms.


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Dothiepin has benefit in management of neuralgia. Can withdrawal of dothiepin cause nerve pain as a withdrawal symptom?

Dothiepin has benefit in management of neuralgia. Can withdrawal of dothiepin cause nerve pain as a withdrawal symptom?

Yes: If this tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) is working for the treatment of your neuralgia, then if you stop taking the medication, it's likely the neuralgia pain will reemerge. Discontinuation after chronic TCA use can lead to Parkinson-like symptoms and balance problems. See your physician before making any medication changes. http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/413110_3 ...Read more

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How long does shingles last and what are key signs of postherpetic neuralgia?

How long does shingles last and what are key signs of postherpetic neuralgia?

A and B: A. Duration 7 to 14 days, average 10 b. Severe burning pain in distribution of rash which may persists for days to months or years, long after rash has resolved. In the absence of a definite skin rash at any time, diagnosis of post-herpetic neuralgia is suspect. ...Read more

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ENT diagnosis - neuralgia.Can neuralgia- sore throat, feel sick, ear ache, ear pressure be the symptoms of withdrawal from Dothiepin?

No: Dothiepin was originally developed as a tricyclic anti-depressant drug but has a benefit in the management of chronic idiopathic orofacial pain and neuralgias. ...Read more

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How do you test for trigeminal neuralgia?

How do you test for trigeminal neuralgia?

No specific test: Tests that are performed are merely to rule out the presence of underlying factors such as multiple sclerosis or a tumor. A full exam is performed. After discussion of type and location of the pain, your doctor will eliminate possible causes. If it warrants further investigation, MRI may be ordered. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neuralgia?

Doctor decides: Pain arising from an injured (cut, ruptured, bruised, with scarred healing, or being chronically pinched yet not killed) nerve.  sciatica is type of neuralgia.  diagnosis of a nerve that is not disconnected, scarred, healing, or being killed is exceedingly difficult and diagnosis is not benefitted by imaging studies or mri.  test of this syndrome depends on the examination by doctor. ...Read more

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I had lasik over a year ago. My eyes are extra sensitive to wind and light. How do I know if I have cornea neuralgia?

I had lasik over a year ago. My eyes are extra sensitive to wind and light. How do I know if I have cornea neuralgia?

Ask your doctor: You must continue to work with your doctor. You have symptoms consistent with dry eye. This can occur after lasik but resolves for most people by 6 months after surgery. Stay connected with your doctor to learn the exact cause and follow recommended treatments. ...Read more

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Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause neuralgia?

It's possible: Often depends upon extent of infection and or proximity to nerve bundles prior to extraction. ...Read more

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What does "atypical facial neuralgia" mean?

Facial pain: This is a facial pain syndrome that don't not fall into the classic pattern of trigeminal neuralgia. It is often more difficult to treat than tn as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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