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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) treat face pain and headaches?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) treat face pain and headaches?

Sometimes: Often headache and face pain are related to certain neurological condition. In thus case neurontil may be a good choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Is Trileptal better than lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin for face pain?

Is Trileptal better than lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin for face pain?

Possible: Different mechanism of action. Trial each one independantly. If both help use both for additive/synergistic effect. ...Read more

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Burning face pain - bilateral. No diagnosis. Taking gabapentin. Doesn't always work. Can I use lidocaine ointment USP 5% on my face? Thank you.

Burning face pain - bilateral. No diagnosis. Taking gabapentin. Doesn't always work. Can I use lidocaine ointment USP 5% on my face? Thank you.

Diagnosis!: “diagnosis” is defined as identifying the nature or cause of something. Without a diagnosis, its just a guessing game. You can use Lidocaine patch 5%; applying the prescribed number of patches, usually only once a day for up to 12 hours or as directed by your treated doctor. Rec see pain management or orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Constant headaches, pressure on face pain and face(pain)?

Constant headaches, pressure on face pain and face(pain)?

See Doc: Can be a number of things. TMJ common. See oral surgeon or orofacial-TMJ doc for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause headaches, face pain, and severe body aches?

Several causes.. : There are several possibilities and you should try to consult your primary physician asap. If it has just started without you ever having it before, it could be an infection (bacterial or viral). If you have been having it for a while it could be an auto immune condition or some other disorder as well. ...Read more

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I have cold 365 days a year and a swollen face since years. I do not have headache or facial pain. What could this be?

I have cold 365 days a year and a swollen face since years. I do not have headache or facial pain. What could this be?

Facial congestion: Chronic facial congestion or sinus pain are often caused by allergies - such as hayfever, or other allergies. See your doctor or an allergist to find out. ...Read more

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My sinus keeps acting up, face pain, ear, headache, . What is good for this? Besides sinus rinse

My sinus keeps acting up, face pain, ear, headache, . What is good for this? Besides sinus rinse

Sinus infection: This problem is recurrent so it is probably a sinus infection. Antibiotics for a proper length of time should clear this up. Also decongestants will help w the symptoms. See an ENT specialist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth problems cause migraine headaches and general face pain?

Can wisdom teeth problems cause migraine headaches and general face pain?

You bet!: Absolutely. I've seen this happen to people many times. See your dentist to check the wisdom teeth (an x-ray will likely be required). Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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2 months of facial pain when washing face. Started in nasal area, headaches, night sweats.Had root canal this wednesday. Should symptoms go away?

2 months of facial pain when washing face. Started in nasal area, headaches, night sweats.Had root canal this wednesday. Should symptoms go away?

Yes, if: The pain should go away if related to the infected tooth. If no better, see ENT doc for evaluation. He/she may refer you to orofacial-TMJ expert. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Facial Pain (Definition)

Pain that is located in the face. For best results, see an oral surgeon ...Read more