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Migraines and Cluster Headaches are actually treated with Caffeine. Caffeine is a common drug used to treat headaches of vascular origin. It is kind of strange for TN to move around too much. I typically bang on one branch of the nerve and continues to slam that branch. There are cases where it hits all three branches. I don't even want to think about that pain.
This summer I was overseas and one of the doctors suggested that it might be trigeminal neuralgia. I started taking Tygretol. First, taking even one pill (200 mg) helped. I was really happy though after Tygretol my face feels kind of numb and I have some other side effects. After about a month I had to increase the dosage to two pills as one pill was not working anymore. After another month to three pills. And now to four. This is kind of scary.
I figured this out on my own after having numerous amounts of medical tests ran on me and the doctors insisting that I have trigeminal neuralgia.. They put me on awful medication that made me sad and depressed and there was no way on Gods green earth that I was going to continue living that way. So one day, I decided to quit the caffeine. Now i'm talking only 2 cups of tea a day and maybe a soda. Anyhow, once i quit, all those issues went away..
I called my regular doctor who sees low income patients and he immediately threw me under the crazy bus, even though just the other day he wanted me to get an MRI to confirm Trigeminal Neuralgia and rule out Multiple Sclerosis. So, here I sit with the stabbing pain in my face and the pain in my right chest has returned and when I told him about that he laughed it off and basically said I have a personality disorder, which is beginning to not be funny anymore.
I suffered nearly 30 years with Trigeminal Neuralgia and took 1600 mgs of Tegretol for most of those years. The last six years the pain still affected me even though on medication. (Through other forms of natural medicines this now seems to be under control). I wondered if there was a link with the tremor and the neuralgia or if it is a drug side effect? I have not taken the drug since November 1997.
I would suggest an eye examination from an ophthalmologist and gettinh refractive errors checked.If eye disease is ruled out,then migraine,sinusitis and trigeminal neuralgia should be probed.
Thank you so much for your reply! I read up on trigeminal neuralgia and it sounds like what i have been experiencing. It was kind of eerie actually... it was like I was reading about an intimate friend, albeit one I loathe. Do you suppose neuralgia could be a symptom of HSP? Would it be possible to have it, not as a symptom, but as a completely different disorder? It seems odd to me that I would have two unrelated neurological conditions.
The twitching in one half of face could be due to could be due to injury to a nerve or pinched nerve, an infection or a trauma. Hence it could be Trigeminal neuralgia, abscess in tooth, exposed root canal of a tooth, internal ear infection, maxillary sinusitis, TMJ, migraine, herpes (recurrent) without rash or fibromyalgia localized to face. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
I have had a lot of trouble with facial pain in the past. My PCP felt I might have trigeminal neuralgia. It is on the right side of my face. My mother and my sister both have a dx of trigminal neuralgia. Neuralgic, I have recently experience trouble with dizziness, numbness and tingling; Difficulty with handwriting at times; and Trouble remembering. Trouble remembering what I am saying in the middle of a sentence. Trouble following a story or instructions someone might be giving me.
I feel like a limp dish rag. I have trigeminal neuralgia, polymyalgia rheumatica, and fibromyalgia, but my doctors say it is not caused by any of them or the medications I am taking? Has anyone else experienced the same thing? What was your diagnosis? How did you treat it?
It could be a sinus headache, or it could be something like trigeminal neuralgia, where the trigeminal nerve is being aggravated.
She mentioned Trigeminal Neuralgia before I did, and seemed very pleased that I understood and was able to communicate clearly rearding that and my dry mouth issues. She said "Aha" when I told her that I had a lesion on my pons, and explained where that was to her assistant and why it could be relevant. Funny thing; she said that she wished she could have seen me when it was really flared up and painful, so she could see how I tested then. Yeeesh!
I also started on Neurontin/Gabapentin for what they thought was sudden trigeminal neuralgia brought on my by HBP and stress. Turns out that the Neuro Dr. doesn't think it's TN, and discontinued Neurontin, which I read had a side-effect of stomach pain. I stopped taking it but still have stomach problems. I feel better since off meds. Both of those meds seemed to make my stomach very tense and sore and rumble. It also has a burning sensation in my upper stomach and comes and goes.
But when I went to specialist in MS only he says no, but diagnosed me with Trigeminal neuralgia...go figure..although he wants to repeat MRI in early March so he is still suspicious. So wishing you the best news. hang in there while waiting keep yourself busy...and I will pray for you as well...Take care..
The other posibilities for your headaches, though much less likely are (in case if you wanted to google them and read to know them for the future) 1-Trigeminal neuralgia occures in much older person than you and mainly in the lower part of the face . 2- SUNCT (a special headache) in older group ~ 40- 50 and the headache is shorter, around one eye mainly, and has other features 3- paroxysmal hemicrania have longer pain and other features For the treatement ask your doctor (do u have one?
After going to many dentists and having painful dental work,I finally went to a neurologist who started me on trileptal for trigeminal neuralgia although my symptoms were not typical.At that time my blood pressure was very high,although I was on high blood pressure medication.The neurologist said maybe it was the pain killers I was taking.Eventually the pain went away,but shortly after while resting,I suddenly felt my heart pounding and felt faint.
My doctor based her dx on two episodes of ON, a lesion in the white matter of my brain, 4+ leg reflexes, trigeminal neuralgia, and numbness at various times. Reading the problems others have, and yet no dx, makes me do a double take in my situation. I know the ON and TN are two big issues. And my legs are a real problem. My MS doctor said I am at very high risk for developing a more clinical definate MS so she started me on Avonex.
I was also recently diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia which is the worst pain I've ever felt. The emergency room prescribed me Carbamezepine/ Tegretol 200mg twice a day for the pain which is the most common medication used for the disorder. I also take Gabapentin 400mg twice a day for nerve pain in my neck. I'm not sure when it began exactly but I am manic now and have been for the last 3 or 4 days. I have only been sleeping a few hours a night, waking up very early like 3 or 4am.
org/wiki/Bell's_palsy It could be a condition named trigeminal nerve neuralgia (fifth cranial nerve) causing unilateral sensory paresthesia of the face. Other central nervous system causes include Stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or mini-strokes) or multiple sclerosis. It can also be a sign of a disease called Neurofibromatosis2 which is a tumor on a nerve. The canker sore has me concerned.
Looking on line I found that it sounds like trigeminal neuralgia. I told my Dr. about this and he says no way, it is migraine headaches and to quit drinking caffeine. Wondering if anyone has any opinions?
The pain in the eye can be due to ocular or ophthalmic migraine, glaucoma, stye, sinusitis, eye infections, eye strain as is seen in refractive errors (if you cannot see properly and need spectacles). Since you have a headache too, possibility of pinched cervical nerve, trigeminal neuralgia, temporal arteritis, benign intracranial hypertension, hypothyroidism or diabetes causing neuropathy etc too should be looked at.
Hence it could be Trigeminal neuralgia, abscess in tooth, exposed root canal, internal ear infection, maxillary sinusitis, TMJ, migraine, herpes (recurrent) without rash or fibromyalgia localized to face. It does not appear like a reaction to sutures, however if the allergy specialist feels so, you can test for allergy to the material of these sutures. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
That test came back negative, and I'm being treated with Elavil for the Trigeminal Neuralgia. My doc said that it was a old antidepressent that seemed to work better for Trigemial Neuralgia than for depression. My sed rate had been up to 129, which all my docs were worried about. Have any of you had yours checked lately? As I was reading all these posts I was wondering if any of you have been checked out by a Rheumatologist.
It can also happen - it happened to me post surgery - that the surgery triggered trigeminal neuralgia of fifth nerve neuralgia. It appears to have the same symptoms of a migraine with pain on one side, even vomiting from the pain - but the cause is the nerve. So my best guess is the latter - and so you need to get treatment for that.
Many of them overlap with other people. Bad headaches may be something called trigeminal neuralgia or they may be migraines. There are things that might help but it goes case by case. I have headaches all the time. They respond to migraine medicine, but I get only a few pills a month. My vision goes blurry from the migraine. Some Neurologists have nurses you can talk to, some you need to make an appointment. Some people like me who can't afford care get most of mine from my GP.
I was very limited in what I could do, by fatigue, nerve pain, and an outbreak of Trigeminal Neuralgia. I’ve gone along on some of my friend’s business trips, but couldn’t enjoy the swimming pools that I loved so, due to intolerance for heat. New Mexico, Florida, Las Vegas; I couldn’t go for my long walks, either, nor take as many pictures as in the past. Lots of them are blurry… I find that don’t have the energy to shop for and prepare healthy foods.
I went to the doctor the second time and she thought it might be Bells Palsy or Trigeminal Neuralgia but was not actually sure.The feeling eventually went after about a week and did not come back since.There was no droopiness in my face, just numb and little bit sore.I am really worried about all these tingling feelings.Do you think it could be anxiety or something more serious?
Chronic Muscle Fatigue, is linked with it. Brain fog, Hypo's, Trigeminal neuralgia, the list is endless. If you type in Fibromyalgia, there are endless web sites that will give you information about it. I hope i have given you enough information, as today is a brain fog day, sorry. Pam.
I failed two HIDA with CCK scans & my gallbladder was removed, without improvement. An ERCP with mannometry showed elevated pressures, so Oddi sphincterotomy was done w dx SODIII (my labs are always normal.)No improvement, postop pancreatitis. I also have GERD,IBS,Celiac ds w DH,(on GF diet 5+ yrs)gastroparesis,chronic constipation (had freq stools & hypermotility until mid/late 90;s), redundant looping colon, chronic/acute gastritis, & rectocele.
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