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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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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


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Can tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine #4 be used for lower back pain, rls, and cluster headaches?

Can tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine #4 be used for lower back pain, rls, and cluster headaches?

Be careful with that: Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine #4 should not be used to treat your cluster of lbp, rls, and ch, if you have all that as your patient history.Need to get to the bottom of that ; see your pcp, or neurologist, or work with the doctor, who put you on gabapentin.Also, tobacco makes these conditions worse! so, lifestyle changes will reap more benefits than taking pain meds, due to low oxygen states (fr. Tobacco!). ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with headches? & neck pain?

Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with headches? & neck pain?

Yes it may be an : Option for treatment after an evaluation by your physician. Neurontin (gabapentin) is similar and comes in a generic version so it is cheaper and tends to have less side effects based on its absorption pattern. ...Read more

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Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain , ddd, stenosis in neck, severe chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?

Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain , ddd, stenosis in neck, severe  chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?

Better option are: : Better options are available for each conditions listed. Severe ddd/c-s stenosis: epidural/surgery. Pudendal neuralgia: surgical decompression is the preferred treatment; pads to avoid pressure while seated; pudendal nerve stimulation; local injection; chronic abd/pelvic pain: opiod induced constipation can worsen this; should work with gyn & GI for better option. Neurontin (gabapentin) okay. ...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?

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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On perc for l excruciating neck, arm and l head neuralgia. Pain worsening. Neurontin (gabapentin) no help. Can't move w/out help. ? Isn't pain responding ?

Don't give up hope: There are a variety of other things to be considered based upon the postulated cause of your pain. Physical therapy? Might benefit from muscle relaxant, non steroidal, antiepileptic ( for potential nerve pain) or maybe even an injection or trial of nerve stimulation, etc. Hard to tell from across the country. If your primary doc can't help you maybe a do / chiropractor or pain clini.C. ...Read more

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Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Headache : Is one of the most common side effects with medication. And yes, both Neurontin (gabapentin) and tramadol can cause headache as a side effect. ...Read more

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Chronic neck pain for 5 years and now face pain on that side as well. MRI/trigeminal tests= good, neurologist think it's my neck. Can neck cause face?

Chronic neck pain for 5 years and now face pain on that side as well.  MRI/trigeminal tests= good, neurologist think it's my neck. Can neck cause face?

Tough one: Without having more results, its difficult to tell. It might be. One way to start narrowing down the cause is to do some nerve blocks. If you block a nerve as a test run and the pain temporarily goes away then you know its that nerve. Several nerves can be responsible for face pain depending on the area. ...Read more

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What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

One disease: is unlikely to do all this (Lymes Disease, Neurosyphilis, Porphyria , SLE ? Each could account for all but one of symptoms listed) I spent the better part of an hour trying to come up with one disease.......I give up. Must be one disease plus the side effects of a treatment or more than one condition. Lets figure it out!! Need more information!! www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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Headaches and face numbness; sinus infection or migraines?

Headaches and face numbness; sinus infection or migraines?

Magnesium Deficiency: Fine tune you wellness program with vits minerals, stretching yoga and massage. A good deep tissue specialist will unlock your neck, shoulders and jaws to turn off the headache triggers. Acupuncture is my treatment of choice. Magnesium glycinate as in kal branded is one of the best. Epsoms salts soaking is a great way to peace and quiet. Stay away from opiates, soma, (carisoprodol) ultram and butalbital. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause migraine headaches? Headache all day no relief with cold/sinus meds.otc pain meds don't help.

Can a sinus infection cause migraine headaches? Headache all day no relief with cold/sinus meds.otc pain meds don't help.

Yes: If you have already been diagnosed with true migraines, a sinus infection can indeed bring one on, just as any other illness, stress, diet change, sleep deprivation, etc can bring one on. Occasionally migraines can FEEL like a sinus infection and vise-versa, too. If you are not sure if you have migraine or sinusitis, you should get examined. ...Read more

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Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis &back pain. Causes?

Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis  &back pain. Causes?

Leg modification: Complex regional pain syndrome. It is difficult to explain and to understand. Usually follows a major injury, operation, foreign materials to fix a fracture, etc. Has a sympathetic component (this is why the increased temperature and redness) unilateral sympathetic nerve block might help along with hot.Cold, tens, physical therapy, spinal stimulator. Prevention of bone loss is indicated. ...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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What narcotics are prescribed for severe headache pain?

What narcotics are prescribed for severe headache pain?

All sorts: But see a neurologist and perhaps it can be treated with meds that are not narcotics so won't be addictive or you will not build a tolerance. ...Read more

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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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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.

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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.

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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I had cough, nasal block and headache which started about a week ago. Now only the headache/face pain persists. What to do ?

I had cough, nasal block and headache which started about a week ago. Now only the headache/face pain persists. What to do ?

Resolving: Sounds like your cold is now resolving. A lot of time your present symptoms can be alleviated by using nasal saline to moisten the nasal passages. ...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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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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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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A friend had a face lift about 6 months ago and is now suffering from facial pain, headaches and burning in the roof of her mouth. What can she do?

A friend had a face lift about 6 months ago and is now suffering from facial pain, headaches and burning in the roof of her mouth. What can she do?

Work up and evaluate: This is highly unusual and one must first determine if this is due to a direct injury to the palate or referred pain from another location. This may require some time to determine but diagnostic nerve blocks may help. Some patients are more prone to a trigeminal neuralgia type pain and may require extensive treatments to see improvement. It is best to discuss with e surgeon who knows the procedure. ...Read more

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I've been having bad headaches on the right side of my face, pain in right ear an neck along with some choking spells which I don't know if there related.?

I've been having bad headaches on the right side of my face, pain in right ear an neck along with some choking spells which I don't know if there related.?

See your MD and DDS: The headaches and pain on one side of your face and ear may be temporal mandibular sydrome (tmj also know as tmd). There is a delicate balance between the muscles and ligaments that control the movement of the lower jaw, and the teeth. If that balance is disturbed it can cause many different symptons that one might not associate with the teeth. However, I have never heard of choking ...Read more

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Been having headache (less than 5 months) w/face pain that I feel in my jaw,through nose,above/between eyes, and forehead. What could it be?

Been having headache (less than 5 months) w/face pain that I feel in my jaw,through nose,above/between eyes, and forehead. What could it be?

TMJ: May be TMJ. Seek evaluation by oral surgeon or ENT. If TMJ, see TMJ specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Left sided facial pain near nose and eye off and on sharp head pain on left similar to ice pick headache no mucus otherwise feel fine.What could it be?

Left sided facial pain near nose and eye off and on sharp head pain on left similar to ice pick headache no mucus otherwise feel fine.What could it be?

Warrants evalution: Further questioning and exam indicated to make a diagnosis. The ice pick symptoms and location make me wonder about trigeminal neuralgia. A good headache diagnostician is indicated. Prevention and treatment often very successful with headaches. ...Read more

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Headaches and face pain door 3 weeks. Ct scan shows mucosal thickening in max.,ethmoid and sphenoid a. Right septal deviation. Treatment advice?

Headaches and face pain door 3 weeks. Ct scan shows mucosal thickening in max.,ethmoid and sphenoid a. Right septal deviation. Treatment advice?

Sinus infection: This could be related to a sinus infection. Some are helped with nasal saline irrigation to clear mucous. Antibiotics may be necessary to treat especially if there is a fever associated with the facial pain/headache. Follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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Nauseous a bit dizzy little bit of a headache.face pain ..chest pain ..red patch under skin on bridge of nose between eyes?

Nauseous a bit dizzy little bit of a headache.face pain ..chest pain ..red patch under skin on bridge of nose between eyes?

Unclear: Depends whether the mentioned symptoms are part of a larger syndrome of other conditions you mentioned, or independent. Since you are young something simple like a sinus infection might explain. However, you mention quite a few symptoms for a young person; so, maybe the issues are more complex. ...Read more

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Have enlarged lymph nodes(back of neck), bilateral jugular chain adenopathy, face pain, headaches, pressure in face, can't breathe through nose.

Have enlarged lymph nodes(back of neck), bilateral jugular chain adenopathy, face pain, headaches, pressure in face, can't breathe through nose.

Sinus issues: Your symptoms sound as though you have sinus issues and most likely infection. Allergies may also be contributing to your problems. Sinus or other upper respiratory infections can certainly be a cause of lymphadenopathy in the neck. I would rec you see a medical provider as you may require antibiotics to help eliminate these symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head?I've these?

Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are located behind the cheeks (maxilla), above the eyes (frontal), midline and deep into the back of the nose toward the brain (ethmoid, sphenoid). So, the referred pain pattern as these areas get congested is throughout the head, face, neck. ...Read more

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Facial Pain (Definition)

Facial pain is a clinical finding in which there is pain in the area of the face. This is often due to trauma, ...Read more


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Neurontin (Definition)

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