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My doctor prescribed nortriptyline 25 mg to take by mouth at bedtime for brain/ nerve damage. Is this effective?

My doctor prescribed nortriptyline 25 mg to take by mouth at bedtime for brain/ nerve damage. Is this effective?

FX of nortrip: This medicine helps make irritated nerves feel better. It is often used for neuropathy, headache prevention and after concussions. Its side effects are normally dry mouth, sleepiness, and sometimes dizziness. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed nortriptyline 25 mg to take by mouth at bedtime for brain/ nerve damage.?

Take it: i would suggest you take it as prescribed. it could have been prescribed for pain depression or sleep. talk to your doctor about what it is, what it is for and what to expect. ...Read more

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,if the entire retrodiscal tmj tissue breaks could it lead also to nerve damage? ( as numbness on the eye lid,mouth corner etc).

,if the entire retrodiscal tmj  tissue breaks could it lead also to nerve damage? ( as numbness on the eye lid,mouth corner etc).

It is possible: because the retrodiscal tissue is vascular and highly innervated. See Orofacial Pain specialist for evaluation and redirection of the condylar loading forces from the retrodiscal tissue to the intermediate zone. ...Read more

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Could there be any connection between vagus nerve damage and burning/pins and needles feeling in face (around mouth and nose/lower forehead area) ?

Not really: The short answer is "no." the sensory function of the vagus nerve has no relationship to facial or oral structures. The closest that the vagus nerve comes to any function in that region of the body would have to do mainly with the cough reflex. Trigeminal nerve dysfunction more likely causing symptoms you mentioned. I notice that gbs is listed under "conditions."is that currently or in the past? ...Read more

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What are some signs that nerve damage in the head is progressing?

What are some signs that nerve damage in the head is progressing?

It depends: It depends on the area of the brain or spinal cord involved and the severity of the involvement. There are numerous possible answers to your question. ...Read more

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Could a stroke feel like nerve damage and pain in the face/head/jaw?

Could a stroke feel like nerve damage and pain in the face/head/jaw?

Alternative answer: The pain over face and jaw could be due to dental or temperomandibular joint problems, and if severe and intense, would suspect trigeminal neuralgia, but your issues would not likely be explained by a stroke per se. Have a neurologist evaluate you, but answers to your dilemma might be uncovered by your dentist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have nerve damage from my tongue piercing and what do I do about it?

How to know if I have nerve damage from my tongue piercing and what do I do about it?

See details: First of all, remove the tongue stud. It causes a major issue for dental damage and infection of the tongue. Describe your symptoms and possible one can state if nerve damage is possible. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage affect the whole body, I have a weird (tightening sensation) that affects my head, mostly aggravated in cold weather. ?


Can nerve damage affect the whole body, I have a weird (tightening sensation) that affects my head, mostly aggravated in cold weather. ?

Cold sensitivity: On the first question yes - nerves can effect the whole body, but your descripation does not seem to fill that bill. Tightening around the head with cold weather makes me think of muscle contractions. Try a muscle relaxant per your M.D. See if it clears. I like Fioracet for muscle contraction hadaches. If it doesn't clear see a neurologist? Not enough info here for a more specific diagnosis... ...Read more

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Does nerve damage in neck cause swishing sound when turn head?

Does nerve damage in neck cause swishing sound when turn head?

Probably Not: I wouldn't expect nerve damage to cause any noticeable sound. It could be an inner ear issue or you may be sensing arthritic changes in the cervical spine or neck. ...Read more

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I've had a molar removed three months ago and I believe there is some nerve damage. Is there a way to fix it?

Need more info: What makes you think that you have nerve damage? You may wish to consult a doctor for an evaluation.
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I can feel the pain from nerve damage run down my head or wherever it is at the moment. Is this pain treatable and what damage is this causing?

I can feel the pain from nerve damage run down my head or wherever it is at the moment. Is this pain treatable and what damage is this causing?

Seecondary Headache : Your question is too general, however in your case the most important is to rule out secondary type of headache. These headaches are symptomatic of an underlying cause: head trauma, headache with vascular disorders or without vascular disorders (ex. High CSF pressure) or headaches with non-cephalic infection like viral, bacterial or other. My recommendation is to see headache neurologist. ...Read more

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Is chin and bottom lip numbness considered nerve damage?

Is chin and bottom lip numbness considered nerve damage?

Possible: Your description seems to fit the distribution of the mental branch of the v-1 division of the trigeminal nerve, and can be seen with dental problems and also naso-pharyngeal issues. May be an initial visit to your dentist to start? ...Read more

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Will witch hazel help with irritation and swelling in the head due to nerve damage?

Witch Hazel: It is used mostly for skin irritation, It contains chemicals called Tannins which help reduce swelling & inflammation. Doubt it can help with nerve damage. ...Read more

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Help, what to do about nerve damage on the tongue?

See an Oral Surgeon: If the genesis of the nerve damage was a surgical procedure performed recently, get back to that healthcare provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do about nerve damage on the tongue?

Describe: not enough info to answer please describe symptoms and location ...Read more

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Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

CRPS in the Head: When any new symptoms appear, talk with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Tighness feeling in my head i don't feel normal for almost 3 months after i took oxyelitepro 1 dosgae could it be a nerve damage in head !

Would be rare : Taking only a dose of a medication usually does not cause such protracted symptoms. However, this supplement has not been vigorously studied in humans in a similar fashion to approved medications. An idiosyncratic reaction is possible. Exam & a better history is needed. Laboratory testing & specific neuroimaging studies may or may not provide the answer but can rue out more serious etiology. ...Read more

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Could wisdom teeth cause nerve damage?

Not likely: Occasionally, when a lower wisdom tooth is removed, that nerve will be bumped or bruised and if so a change in sensation may be temporary or permanent. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal cause nerve damage?

Rare: Very rate. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Nerve damage resulting in constant throbbing of upper lip?

Nerve damage resulting in constant throbbing of upper lip?

Nerve damage: Please see a neurologist. Also consider using mind body modalities such as biofeedback or clinical hypnosis (see www.asch.net). Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would a head MRI show nerve damage? Constant pinching on left side of head and body tremors. ?

Would a head MRI show nerve damage?  Constant pinching on left side of head and body tremors. ?

Some: A few things... It could show evidence for example of:

blood vessel "balls"
a tumor
effects from a stroke or whiplash
multiple sclerosis plaques
infections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nerve damage in head region and a migraine? Clean mri. Details please. Constant numbness.

What is the difference between nerve damage in head region and a migraine? Clean mri. Details please. Constant numbness.

Migraines are related to bloodflow not Murphy injury: Migraine headaches are due to changes in blood flow to the brain not neuronal injury per se. However, migraine headaches can be a cause of small bright spots in the white matter tracks of the brain as seen on mri. Your constant numbness could be caused by changes in the spine and not the brain. ...Read more

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My lip and chin are numb after nerve damage, but i can feel temp and pain if i pinch it. What is my prognosis? It's been 3 weeks post op.

My lip and chin are numb after nerve damage, but i can feel temp and pain if i pinch it. What is my prognosis? It's been 3 weeks post op.

Depends: As a microsurgeon i can only tell you, it depends. It depends on the cause of the injury, it depends on the type of injury i.e. Stretch, chemical, tear. Neuropraxia (stretch) have the best prognosis, axotemesis or neurotemesis(cut) often requie surgery for recovery. Chemical injury have poor prognosis. The fact that there is some sensation is a good sign. Surgery should be considered by 3 months. ...Read more

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My husband broke his neck over 20 years ago. he has nerve damage recently 6 wks he has been having a bit of sneezing followed by intense head pain ?

My husband broke his neck over 20 years ago.  he has nerve damage recently 6 wks he has been having a bit of sneezing followed by intense head pain
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Chronic pain.: Unfortunately, back and neck problems tend to linger for most of your life. With the onset of arthritis, as we grow older, these symptoms tend to intensify. This is most likely what is going on with your husband. Unfortunately, based on the symptoms you are describing, it is unlikely that surgery would be of any benefit. The treatment, is basically symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have blood in mucus that i hack up, i had a severe head injury not to long ago and they put me on meds 4 occipital nerve damage. Wat does this mean?

I have blood in mucus that i hack up, i had a severe head injury not to long ago and they put me on meds 4 occipital nerve damage. Wat does this mean?

Maybe nothing: Severe head injury is defined by loss of function. Occipital nerve damage can & usually does occur without severe injury. Coughing up blood in mucus is common, usually unrelated to injury. What medicine are you taking? You are confused--is it a result of your injury? If so, you need to be re-evaluated by a neurologist--not because you cough or the back of your head hurts. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more