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Simple Facial Neuralgia No Medication
Could the drugs being used to treat my trigeminal neuralgia be causing more odd sensations on my face?
Yes: All medications have side effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why wont mostly all medications work for perupheral neuropathy and trig neuralgia w me? Im losing hope! im only 31yr old white female
I have occipital neuralgia and medications and nerve blocks have stopped working. I have read about surgical options. What would you recommend I do be?
How can I relieve neuralgia/migraine/raised intracranial pressure without having to take so much medication?
Migraine means: vascular, i.e. a painful pulse due to relaxation of smooth muscles in meningeal arteries walls, artery dilation driven by blood pressure (more so if elevated). The enlargement stretches the meningeal membranes around the arteries (which are very pain sensitive). Where is the control of all this? Within one's brain (mind), yet subconscious. MDs put labels on & treat symptoms; http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. ...Read more
Are there other non narcotic medication I can take for occipital neuralgia headaches. I'm already taking neurotin 600?
Tramadol: Tramadol (Ultram) is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. Ask your pain management specialist for more information. ...Read more
Is peripheral nerve stimulation a viable treatment for trigeminal neuropathy (not trigeminal neuralgia) when medications are not working? If so what us doctors/hospitals offer this procedure?
How long can I expect to wait for amitryptiline to start working for facial neuralgia. Ive taken 10mg at night for nearly 4 weeks but isn't working.
Approximately 6 week: To start feeling the positive effects you need to give it at least 6-8 weeks. Sometimes even longer, but that's generally when you will start to feel better. Sometimes the medication needs to be adjusted during this period of time (e.g. taper up/down). ...Read more
Men AND women: A dysesthesia is an alteration in any of the senses of the body especially that of touch. Commonly it is an unpleasant sensation produced by a normal stimulus. Neuralgia, however, is clearly a painful and BRIEF sensation which can be brought on by touch or other stimuli. INVESTIGATING IT'S CAUSE WHEN DISCOVERED SHOULD BE DONE IN MY OPINION in both men and women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several choices: Symptoms of neuropathic pain are burning, shockilike, lightning bolt types of pain with radiating, SHARP, and sudden characteristics. If you'd like to talk about it go to my URL: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi and choose your method of contacting and we'll hash it out a bit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What tests are done to diagonise occipitial neuralgia ? I think I have it have had headache since august along with stiff neck. Drugs don't help
Different Pain: Occipital neuralgia will present as brief but very intense pulses of pain that feels electrical. It will start at the base of your skull and run to the top of your head and/or to your face. This type of pain is often confused with cervicogenic (or neck generated) headache which is more continuous, dull aching in nature. The pain often begins at the base of the skull and is usually one sided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If carbamazepine isn't working to treat my trigeminal neuralgia, what is a good drug to try next?
Trileptal: is reported to be effective for trigeminal neuralgia. Some clinicians now prefer to use oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) as their first line drug for trigeminal neuralgia because of its reduced side effect profile. Unfortunately, about half of TN sufferers eventually become dissatisfied with medical therapy, explore surgical options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What to do if I have post-herpatic neuralgia from shingles). will an employment urine drug screen be able to distinguish between the two?
Don't understand ?: There is nothing about having post-herpetic neuralgia that will cause a positive drug screen. If you are on medication for this, such as Neurontin or Lyrica, (pregabalin) they do not generally show up on common drug screens. If you are being prescribed opioid pain medication, they may certainly show up, but you need to show them your valid prescriptions. If you are a bus driver, still might not be ok to take ...Read more
Can you get shingles in the cranial ganglia and then have neuralgias in all of the nerves? would you show a rash in your face is it was the case?
Nope: Herpes zoster (shingles) can originate from any nerve, including a cranial nerve, causing an outbreak of the scalp, face, etc. Sometimes shingles is followed by ongoing pain due to post-herpetic neuropathy (PHN) from the involved nerve. It does not cause neuralgia in any other nerves. Without a localized skin rash, shingles almost certainly isn't the cause of any symtoms you have. ...Read more
I've had tingling and pain in my face for the last week! i thought it might be trigeminal neuralgia but it's on both sides, not just one! what to do?
See a neurologist: Trigeminal neuralgia rarely occurs bilaterally; when it does, it is usually secondary to multiple sclerosis. Trigeminal neuralgia tends to occur between after age 40. See orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and management. You also may see a neurologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My girlfriend have trigeminal neuralgia on her right side of her face and she can't get medicale assist. in Kansas City, KS..what can she take 4 pain?
See neurologist: There are several ways to reduce the pain but she will need to consult a neurologist. ...Read more
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