Lamotrigine for trigeminal neuralgia

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i am suffering from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> and put on tab carbamazepine.is there any effective remedy except surgery for this chronic illness?
Doctors 1st couldn't know what it is but after 2 months a doctor told me its a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> or what is known by facial pain. He gave me Tigirtol (2 tablets a day -200mg) a day and it was like magic for 1 month but after that we has to increase it to 3 then to 4 then to 6 for a short period of time but it didn't stop. So we phased out from Tigirtol and shifted to Nuronteen which was good but for a short period of time where the pain came back and much more sever.
In general, it is possible to TN to change in distribution over time. I would suggest getting reevaluated by your neurologist. If medical therapy fails, there are very effective surgical therapies! Good luck!
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> those of you with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, would you mind me asking you what it feels like? I have been assuming, for a while, that what I have in my face is bilateral trigeminal neurlagia. But, perhaps I'm wrong.
After reviewing the medications I was already taking (to avoid any conflicts) she recommended Lamotrigine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> my intense anxiety. I am VERY familiar with off-label drug uses, but I can find no information re: the use of this drug for my situation. It is a drug used for bi-polar disorder and seizures. I thought that Atavan would be the drug of choice, and after reading more about Lamotrigine, I have become actually quite shocked about this recommendation.
Depending on the exact cause of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, YES, it can dissapear without treatment. Lets say the cause was from trauma, either accident or surgical related, and specifically it was scar tissue, or possibly compression of the trigeminal nerve...it is more than likely if the problem came on lightly, it may dissapear just the same. On the other hand, if the neuralgia is very strong and has no reasonable explanation, medical treatment might be the only option...
I've been having right sided cheek twitching for 3 months. The muscles spasm only when I smile. At rest, they do not spasm. I also suffer a burning pain deep in my right ear and on the right side of my scalp. My right eye feels heavy and the muscles seem fatigued and numb. I also experience facial numbness and tingling. I went to a neurologist last week who diagnosed me with "trigeminal neuropathy", not to be confused with trigeminal neuralgia.
I can only state that some of the newer anticonvulsant medications such as gabapentin and lamotrigine have been found to be effective in the treatment atypical facial pain and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, and are also very safe. These drugs may be possible new options for you at this point. I trust that you are aware of the drug and dietary restrictions that go with Nardil. Good luck! This information is provided for general medical education purposes only.
I can only state that some of the newer anticonvulsant medications such as gabapentin and lamotrigine have been found to be effective in the treatment atypical facial pain and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, and are also very safe. These drugs may be possible new options for you at this point. I trust that you are aware of the drug and dietary restrictions that go with Nardil. Good luck! This information is provided for general medical education purposes only.
I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> medical treatment of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> several types of drugs are tried either singly or in combination. These are anti-epilepsy drugs such as valproate, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenytoin, gabapentin, and pregabalin; muscle relaxants such as clonazepam and baclofen; tricyclic antidepressants such as carbamazepine, amitriptyline, and nortriptyline. So ask your doctor to try these combinations. Something may click.
I have jabbing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, roaring tinnitus, and jabbing pain all on left side of head....at times ..yet at most time I have just throbbing. I take opiates which I am trying to get off of because I hate side effects..don't we all..All I need is a med that makes things worse.. .I have non diabetic peripheral neuropathies..no tingling.....jabbing, burning pains lingering throbbing type pains.. I take lyrica...ssri's have been no help..
In all probability, you are suffering from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> medical treatment of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> several types of drugs are tried either singly or in combination. These are anti-epilepsy drugs such as valproate, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenytoin, gabapentin, and pregabalin; muscle relaxants such as clonazepam and baclofen; tricyclic antidepressants such as carbamazepine, amitriptyline, and nortriptyline.
I was diagnosed with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> post trans labyrinth craniotomy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> cerebopontine meningioma. Initially treated with tegretol and lyrica successfully. Now left with loss of sensation all over affected side of face,hypersensitivity in lips and continuous dull aching pain over the regions of division 2 and 3 trigeminal nerve. Often there are periods of increased pain intensity, pain score 6-8. Taking Endep but not very effective.Is this trigeminal neuropathy, atypical facial pain?
Hi, How are you? It is very difficult to tell if the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> is due to the injury. trigeminal neuralgia is usually caused by MS, old age, tumor or a blood vessel pressing on the nerve. In some cases no cause can be identified. Treatment is by medications like anticonvulsants like tegretol, dilantin and lamotrigine. Alcohol injections and muscle relaxants also help. In intractable cases surgery is the only option. Please discuss these options with your doctor. Keep us posted!
com web site only gives information related to prescription medications, but if you look up the name of a drug, there are usually a lot of comments from people who are taking it or have taken it, and they'll often suggest another drug that helped them or eating (or staying away from) one food or another when you take it. If you go to YouTube, do a search <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, and it'll bring up videos related to TN.
Sharp pain in the side of face could be due to injury to a nerve or pinched nerve, an infection or a trauma. Hence it could be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, abscess in tooth, exposed root canal, internal ear infection, maxillary sinusitis, TMJ, migraine, herpes (recurrent) without rash or fibromyalgia localized to face. If the pain is due to TMJ, you will find it linked to either opening your mouth wide or to chewing. Also, touching the swelling on the joint aggravates the pain.
The vagus nerve and hypoglossal nerves are responsible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> swallowing. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> is responsible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> chewing. Take the nerves out of balance and your digestion system will eventually break down. Over 50% of your digestion starts and completes in the mouth. Improper nerve and muscle function of your jaws will eventually lead to other digestive problems. In some patients, we even see signs of respiratory problems develop.
It would last at least two months before the twitching would be noticeable again. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the past 6 months, the Botox wears off sooner. Within a month, the twitching starts again. My doctor says that she cannot increase the dosage. She has prescribed Clonazepam Tab 0.5 mg taken twice a day. The oral medication has caused dizziness and makes me very sleepy but has not diminished the twitching.
My doctor prescribed it in addition to a muscle relaxant (Baclofen) to help my severe pain from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>. So there are other uses of it besides as a mood medication.
Hi, I was just put on topomax today,but unlike you all not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> migraines. I had brain surgery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> in Sept 2006 and still suffer daily with facial pain on average of a 7. I am on Neurontin, Tegretol, trileptal, seraquel, cymbalta, protonics, atenenol and clonopin also. I am always in pain, constipated, either sleep for days or dont sleep at all for days. I am so messed up by this pain. I have not worked in 2 years and my life is basically just falling apart.
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