Father has MS has severe trigeminal neuralgia to the point of not being able to eat. His neurologist has him on med00s not working ideas/places?

Gamma knife. If your dad has maxed out on medical therapy (typically medications such as carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, phenytoin, baclofen, etc) then he should be referred to a neurosurgeon with expertise in gamma knife surgery. You should be able to locate such a specialist in any major metropolitan area, often affiliated with a university. Good luck; it is a very painful condition.
Maybe could. Find a surgeon who can do a foraminal balloon needle decompression, which is far less invasive. Typically, this can help many and does not require craniotomy, but a newer approach that may be harder to locate. Best luck.

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Is it possible for my mom to have passed her trigeminal neuralgia to me? I have MS and have been having some twinges in the left side of my face.

Probably not. Trigeminal neuralgia is not a hereditary condition . However, although multiple sclerosis is a known cause , having twinges does not necessarily mean development of tn. Read more...
MS may cause Tic. Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux) may be caused by multiple sclerosis. The pain can be very mild or quite pronounced. If trigeminal neuralgia is caused by ms, an MRI scan can sometimes identify a plaque in the sensory pathway of the trigeminal system. Medications may provide relief. If meds are not controlling the pain, a balloon microcompression of the trigeminal ganglion may help for 2-3 yrs. Read more...
You may have . A different problem, and it may not be trigeminal neuralgia. Sounds like a possible facial myokymia, which does occur in ms. If you have tic douleureux, the pain is unmistakable, and this can be managed by meds or surgical balloon compression. See your neurologist and check whether there is plaque in brainstem area called pons. Read more...

Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. Can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last for 1 day?

Sounds temporary. Trigeminal neuralgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and brain tumors all last much longer than that. Symptoms likely had another temporary cause. Read more...
TN is a chronic. condition and can't be considered one time event. The neuralgias, or nerve pains are among the rare MS symptoms. One of these is trigeminal neuralgia which causes severe electrical shock-like pain. TN rarely occurs bilaterally; when it does, it is usually secondary to multiple sclerosis. Read more...
Comments. You do NOT have trigeminal neuralgia, unless it recurs, as unfortunately, once it starts, it can be unbearably frequent. Do not think you have MS or a brain tumor if you had just one day of facial pain. But might see a dentist, and check for jaw or tooth issues. Read more...

Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. Can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last only 1 day?

Trigeminal neuralgia. Brain tumors along the course of the trigeminal nerve and multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause trigeminal neuralgia. This type of face pain comes and goes and generally increases in frequency and severity over time. The first step in treating trigeminal neuralgia is to obtain a contrast MRI of the brain to exclude a tumor or MS. Then anticonvulsant medications are prescribed if the pain returns. Read more...
Last one day ? Could you describe what exact was the symptom? Did you experience it continuously for one day ? MS can be cause of trigeminal neuralgia many in young patients... Brain tumor can cause pain the face, but it is usually accompanied by some findings in the neuro exam. Read more...
None of above. Trigeminal neuralgia never lasts a solitary day, so, hopefully, this was just a transient Jaw problem which is gone. Do NOT understand why this episode brought up a concern for MS or brain tumor. If pain returns, see your dentist. Read more...

Hx of bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. Mult episodes of facial weakness w/ right sided weakness. Neg for ms. Hyper reflexes right side. Help?

Complicated. Very complex problem. Sounds like alot more than just isolated bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. You need to see a neurologist at a university medical center to sort out the possibilities. Read more...
Some thoughts. What kind of help do you need? It is good if you do not have MS. Stroke and MS are the most likely to cause symptoms of weakness of the right face, arm and leg. Proper evaluation for these conditions and their risk factors should be done by a physician in a clinic or a hospital. A rare cause of these could also be hemiplegic migraine. Do you get headaches with these? Read more...
Migraine. Suspect you may have complex migraine events to explain some of this, but cranial nerve issues may be due to other problems, such as meningeal inflammation, and even vasculitis. Some diseases to consider include lupus, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, etc. Read more...

Dx: palatal tremor and trigeminal neuralgia. Mri single hyper intense frontal gyrus. 23 years old. Left eye pain and right throat pain. Is this ms?

Possible. But i would expect there to be more MRI abnormalities other than what you have mentioned? A lumbar puncture in order to run labs on your spinal fluid may be enlightening. Read more...
TN not tumor rel. Trigeminal neuralgia, or even any kind of pain syndrome, should not be related to a frontal tumor. If you truly have trigeminal neuralgia (see http://braintumorclinic.Org/trigeminal-neuralgia/ for more info), you should get it treated, whatever the frontal lesion turns out to be. Speedy recovery, josh. Read more...