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Trigeminal Nerve Shingles
Dx. Atypical TN. Possibly shingles virus on the trigeminal nerve. If shingles why did ENT not prescribe an anti-viral med?
Possible Shingles: Only your Ear Nose Doctor can answer this question. "Possibly shingles" means the diagnosis was questionable. If testing was done and confirmed shingles the treatment was probably indicated. Give your doctor a call to clarify and answer your question. Good luck ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Migraines: The function of the trigeminal nerve should remain normal in patients with migraines (good facial sensation and good masseter muscle strength). However, it is the trigeminal nerve the main neural structure implied in the mechanism of migraine. A cascade of neuro-inflammatory response on the trigeminal nerve is what ultimately mediates the pain in migraine sufferers. ...Read more
For migraine...: ...there are theories that the trigeminal nerve is involved. Maxalt (rizatriptan) works to decrease and stop abnormal firing and release of certain chemicals that cause the migraine pain. For the more typical trigeminal disease, trigeminal neuralgia, Maxalt (rizatriptan) does not have any effect because the mechanism of pain is different. Good question! ...Read more
Modify or decrease the trigger agent.
Trigeminal nerve pain usually has a trigger; such as when brushing the teeth, brushing the face lightly, or air blowing on the face.
Certain medications like Carbamazepine can assist in relieving the painful jolts.
Surgery- microvascular decompression can also help in refractory cases. ...Read more
See neurologist: Trigeminal nerve or facial nerve neuralgia. Episodic neuropathic pain disorders are characterized by sudden volleys of intense, sharp stabbing pain of short duration that occur along the unilateral distribution of the involved nerve (Trigeminal or Facial). Ergonomics has no role in this complex neurologic disorder. ...Read more
My wife suffers from trigeminal nerve Malk happened a year ago. It was happening for several days and then go away for several months. And now contin?
Trigeminal nerve: The most common form of paroxysmal orofacial pain is trigeminal neuralgia. Typically, a pain attack is accompanied by tic-like cramps or involuntary spasms of the facial muscles ("tic douloureux"), and often leads to a complaint of muscle pain. See a neurologist for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely. See oro-facial pain specialist for exam/diagnosis. ...Read more
What are the guidelines for patients with trigeminal nerve TN im on tegretol 500mg / day. What have to do or not to do.?
Canthe trigeminal nerve cause sensationlike lpr? Trying to make senseof it alldoc thinks its the trigeminalnervergiving me theheadaches and acid reflux
Abbreviation "lpr? ": Sorry, I'm not understanding what you are trying to ask with the abbreviation "lpr." There are known relationships between the trigeminal nerve and certain forms of headaches. There are also ASSOCIATIONS between GERD and migraines, however, the mechansim of cause and effect remains under discussion. Medications used to treat GERD can cause severe headaches as well...consider that...All the best. ...Read more
Headache everyday now for about 2 months Sometimes its really bad and other times its just thereAlways on theright sideAcid reflux or trigeminal nerve?
My wife suffers from pain in trigeminal nerve. Can you give me email to explain her case. Please help me.
My wife suffers from trigeminal nerve happened a year ago. It was happening for several days and then go away for several months. And now continue.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Has she has an MRI (rule out MS, or compressive pathology)? How was diagnosis made? This may be a debilitating condition, but she may achieve relief with certain medications (Tricyclics, anticonvulsants), injections or surgery as the surgeon (ENT or neurosurg) sees fit. Seek expert medical help for your wife. Her quality of life depends on it. ...Read more
Failed RCT: A failed root canal can become infected and infections can spread in bone and cause destruction to surrounding bone and tissues. Therefore, it requires prompt treatment-- either re-treatment, surgery or extraction of tooth. See an Endodontist for an evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Daily migraine 4-6 pm right side follows trigeminal nerve taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) sometimes 2x do I need a neuro consult?
Are both cluster headaches and migraines related to the trigeminal nerve? If so, how are they related? How does the trigeminal nerve affect one's head
You are apparently young and smart. This could be a good research project for you.
Cluster headache, like trigeminal neuralgia, produces what is called a "neuralgiform" pain syndrome (no space for details). Migraine is different. But both are neurological syndromes. The exact biological differences are poorly defined. "Cortical spreading depression" is more typical of migraine. ...Read more
I had vestibular neuritis six months ago, and now I developed some neuropathy on the trigeminal nerve, could there be a relation?
It is possible: It is possible that they are related. The vestibular and the trigeminal nerves are both cranial nerves and it is certainly possible that whatever is causing the problem with one of them could also be affecting the other. The good news is that if your neurologist can find a treatment for one it should help the other condition. I hope you are symptoms free soon ...Read more
Thought the trigeminal nerve was a sharp pain. I feel like its more of a sinus headache. Dr suspects its the trigeminal nerve. Don't get it.
I got chronic burning on nose, eye, lip (all left side) MRI of trigeminal nerve shows nothing, if relaxed I don't feel it. Could it be psychosomatic?
Ache under Lft jaw, occ'l numbness in cheek/eye. Trigeminal nerve line but doesn't fit neuralgia description. RARE shooting pain. 3 doctors don't know?
Most likely pain is coming from injury to fascia in neck/jaw/upper back. You may be able to find tender "trigger points" in the muscles of your neck, upper back, and jaw. They will cause any sensation you can describe (numbness to burning, aching, cramping, knife-like), and also be difficult to localize.
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Why would I have a brain freeze type pain in my head? Is it more likely sinuses, headache, or my trigeminal nerve?
I had vestibular neuritis and then some burning sensation on the trigeminal nerve, could all this be caused by the same virus or no connection?
Possible relation: See a neurologist and if necessary have a spinal tap, as this may represent an ongoing inflammatory process within brain or over the brain coverings. ...Read more
If I suspect a trigeminal nerve issue, so I see a neurologist, a dentist or some other type of doctor? Thank you.
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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more