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What painkillers are helpful for trigeminal neuralgia?

What painkillers are helpful for trigeminal neuralgia?

Anticonvulsant drug: Carbamazepine was found to be effective for trigeminal neuralgia and has been the most prescribed medication for management this disorder. A relatively new anticonvulsant, Neurontin, (gabapentin) is now considered a first line drug for trigeminal neuralgia along with carbamazepine. ...Read more

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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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Can drugs for nerve pain like amitriptyline be so good that discontinuation of painkillers is possible?

Can drugs for nerve pain like amitriptyline be so good that discontinuation of painkillers is possible?

Pain and adjuvants: In the treatment of pain, we use many medicines from vitamins, medical foods, nutraceuticals, and pharmacologics. Often but not always, opioids are necessary, but patient desires and cooperation do help,on choosing correct treatment approaches. Tricyclics, like amitriptyline, treat let pain in diabetes very well, and help,prevent migraine headaches. Duloxitine helps treat 4 pain indications ...Read more

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I was given a painkiller injection in my right buttock and next day am having severe burning nerve pain on outside right thigh now for last 5 days ?

I was given a painkiller injection in my right buttock and next day am having severe burning nerve pain on outside right thigh now for last 5 days ?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is glosopharyngeal neuralgia?

Pain inside throat: It is due to Glasopharyngeal nerve and is intermittent shooting or burning pain on side of throat, tongue and pharynx ...Read more

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What is post herpetic neuralgia?

Shingles: A neuropathic pain that lasts for more than a month after a shingles infection started. ...Read more

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What is occipital neuralgia complex?

What is occipital neuralgia complex?

Pain at back of head: Occipital neuralgia is pain from the occipital nerve which is felt along the back of the head, sometimes radiating to the top of the head and sometimes to the forehead- usually on just one side of the head. The occipital nerve is most likely irritated as it passes through the muscles at the back of the head, at the base of the skull. Less commonly, the nerve can be pinched in the upper neck (c2). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for neuralgia?

Neuralgia: Tegretol (carbamazepine), Trileptal (oxacarbazepine), baclofen, Neurontin (gabapentin). Amitriptyline, Cymbalta (duloxetine), Lyrica (pregabalin), Keppra (levetiracetam) (leveriracetam). In severe cases of trigeminal neuralgia a surgical procedure(micro vascular decompression) & radiofrequency ablation of the nerve are very successful. Topical compound products may be helpful in arms, legs and body neuralgia. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Sharp pain in back: of head at base of neck to scalp and can radaite to behind the eyes, cause unknown but trauma, tight muscles stress, lack of sleep or food bets is to get mri of head to be sure no tumor, then take excedrin , next try gabapentin[antiseizure meds] ice pack and or heat , rolled towel behind neck , let head fall back over towel to ease tension , osteopathic or massage therapy, physical therapy ...Read more

Painkiller (Definition)

"painkiller" is a general term and not a medical term. Literally, it is something that "kills" the pain. That can include just about anything that ...Read more


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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