Trigeminal neuralgia in dogs

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I'm fairly new to Trigeminal Neuralgia and trying to learn my triggers so I can try to avoid them. I also have MS, am otherwise healthy. I'm curious to know if TN can be triggered by sudden, very loud sounds in an enclosed area. I've been to two rock concerts lately that have set my TN off. Also, last week I was under a fire alarm when it suddenly started blaring; the piercing sound also triggered my TN.
When I try to speak it worsens to the where I just want to have it all end. Recently I found an article when I typed in Trigeminal Neurelgia, known as the Suicide Disease and found a doctor out of DMC that performs a surgery. I met with him today, his name is Dr. Casey. He let me know that the surgery is very sucessful. Has anyone had this surgery? Please email me and let me know I need to know before I consent to this. Thank you.
My doctors have finally figured out that I have Trigeminal Neuralgia; it acted up while I was on vacation on Maui, boo hoo! I took an extra Lyrica, and it helped a great deal. It had been flaring up for weeks. I saw my dentist when I got home, and she found no dental reason for my pain, and suggested trigeminal neuralgia.
He reduced my Tegretol and put me on Esgic for the headaches and now the Trigeminal Neuralgia is back full force and the Esgic isn't doing squat. Can't sleep for more than two or so hours at a time. My electric brain storms are almost non-stop. Everything hurts. Afraid to walk the dogs for fear of falling. My family leave will expire at the end of this month and I'm scared to death I won't be able to keep up at work.
Xanax was supposed to be used for insomnia and the occasional anxiety from social situations, but today, and for a few days recently, I have been using it to sort of weigh myself down to keep the irritability at bay. I get to where I am slamming things with my fists and yelling at the dogs. I don't want to ruin something or be so mean to the dog that I end up depressed and feeling guilty.
I'm wondering if it would be OK to take one of the Tegretol that I have for Trigeminal Neuralgia if my arm keeps me from sleeping again tonight? Speaking of TN, I'm going to see my dentist on Monday, as I'm now having pain on the right side, upper jaw. My TN is on my left upper jaw. I'm so hoping that this is just a cracked filling or something simple! I also see my rheumatologist on Monday to follow-up on some tests; hope he has some ideas about my various symptoms and issues.
I was diagnosed with Trigeminal neuralgia ( a nerve disorder) after about 12 visits back and forth to the dr and dentist and MRI... I was experiencing extreme pain in my jaw, face, eyes, and head. Couldn't sleep all night. It was AWFUL. Once diagnosed, I went to a neurologist who presribed a medication and it took care of it. After some time I went off of it and I have been ok since. They can't pinpoint a cause for it, but say triggered by anxiety and stress. Hope that helps.
The pain seems to travel along the trigeminal nerve yet trigeminal neuralgia is ruled out. It also seems to travel along the temporal artery and that side hit the windshield. The airbag did misalign my jaw with a great impact. Having so many sites in pain with the swelling and even generates to clavicl and end of deltoid muscle down my right arm when off epitol. I am so tired of being told I am unusual and symptoms bizarre.
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.
Can anyone help this thick headed lady with MS to understand this in laymen's terms? Thanks in advance. Feeling really stupid for asking this. You'd think I would know this after so many years of having MS.
I give thanks that although I had Optic Neuritis, I do not have any residual visual symptoms. I give thanks that I haven't had a Trigeminal Neuralgia attack since the first one. I give thanks that He died for my sins and later rose again. Praise Report: About a week ago I woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain in my right hip. It happened to be the side I was laying on, so I switched sides. Soon after, the other hip began to hurt so I lay on my back.
Dr Bonehead but he did say that he thinks Dr. W. made an error in diagnosing me with this trigeminal neuralgia! I almost got up and did a happy dance because hubby and I never thought he was right! 5. I explained to Dr. G. about my trouble with fatigue and he has given me Amantadine! No questions about what meds I am on (I had it already written out), no jumping to conclusions that I am taking my meds at the wrong time of day...nutting like my gp telling me it's just my meds...
I came down with Trigeminal Neuralgia in Aug. Just before I was diagnosed, my partner and I traveled to the UK for two weeks. We saw many of the sights in Brighton and London. After the trip, I had another MRI and they found more lesions. The biggest changes in my life have been taking Copaxone every day, limiting my work to 10 hours a day, and adding a nap into my workday.
It is more level so fluids can stay trapped. An adult tube angles more down toward the chin. I was dx'd with Trigeminal Neuralgia a few years back. The pain would come on like a bulldozer, last a few seconds to a minute or two. Very quick and very painful. On and off, etc. I really have my doubts about the dx but ya never know. The way you describe this, TN is a possibility. My pain was around the ear progressing down to my jaw.
My feeling is swelled, tight, pulling, which seems to affect the swallowing, but lower in the front of the neck, above and around the area of the bones in the front (by the groove in the front). Sue, I'm so glad you've joined us, and I hope you find some relief w/the swallowing. With over 30 yrs of MS, I hope you'll be able to provide us some advice, and share things that you've learned along the way.
I have incredible pain sometimes in the left side of my face, including to of my eyeball. I was told I may have trigeminal neuralgia. I've had two ct scans, a sinus x ray and an eye xray. The first ct scan and sinus xray showed mild deviation of septum, a retention cyst in the right side, and minimal mucuosal thickening. The second ct scan said my septum is midline and no evidence of the cyst. I am ready to pull my hair out. I am seeing an opthalmologist next week for the eyes.
I am in AGONY with Trigeminal, Occipital and Glossophareangel neuralgia. It is one of the worse ones I have had in a long time. I am anxiously waiting for neuro to open today. to see if I can get the injections in my head. My hubby is home today, so he can take me. It is just excruciating.
The weird pains have returned in my face too (I really don't think it is trigeminal neuralgia but a facial neuralgia instead). I'm not going to go thru any tests to confirm that, I am so tired of doctors. It feels like real course sandpaper rubbing my face and neck. Ugh! I would have trouble doing custodial work so have gone back to work doing parapro work. I actually taught three computer classes last week! The kids were great.
Im also on Klonopin for trigeminal neuralgia so if it were anxiety, the Klonopin should be taking care of the hypersensitive skin. As of the moment, I have an elevated white count, have been sick for 2 weeks, have moments of full on tremors where I cannot control my hands, arms or legs. No one knows what this is either. So if anyone knows of a good doctor in Arkansas who might can help me, can you please let me know?
I told husband that at least they would run some test. He still had low grade fever. ER diagnosed him with trigeminal neuralgia (NOT because no pain at all). He gave him stearoids and had him take the antiviral both for 14 days. Also sent him for an MRI and to go to neurologist. Neurologist said definately not trigreminal neuralgia because that has pain. There is a spot on the left pons area that the radiologist said was a pons stroke. He disagrees.
(Gotta love the contortions docs go through to avoid considering Lyme -- but gotta say, atypical trigeminal neuralgia is a new euphemism for it in my book.) Has your internist tested you for other infections often (maybe half the time) carried by the same tick that brought you Lyme? The tests are different, the symptoms and effects are different, and treatment is different from Lyme.
(It was ordered at my last visit, due to declining abilities in my legs and arm, and trigeminal Neuralgia, now on the Left side. (I feel like I have ages 20 years this year.) School is out on Wed. for the kids. So Thursday starts the beginning of summer for us. Will probably the rest of the week at the pool, weather permitting.
My Neuro doesn't answer at all and I really don't want to go to the hospital if I can manage to live through the pain. This trigeminal neuralgia is part of my MS but others here do have it I believe. It just freaks me out that the pain was sooo bad last night and I am taking the gabapentin to supposedly improve the pain...hope it doesn't happen again that's for sure.
I can't tell you why these headaches develop or which treatment actually made mine better, but my burning headaches developed into trigeminal neuralgia (for which I had surgery at University of Pittsburg) - and - after that surgery, this type of headache disappeared for years. But, first, I'd try the lidocaine and the antibotics. Good Luck!!!
I was very physically active (I love triathlon, though I just do it and am not fast or competitive), and run an environmental business. I live in Philippines. I am single and have 2 dogs and 2 cats, as my 'children' for now. I hope to get pregnant this year, as I have always wanted to have a family. I have always been pretty healthy aside from being hypothryoid (diagnosed in 2000), having a pituitary adenoma found on MRI, and having PCOS.
I have the electric shock feelings in my face (atypical trigeminal neuralgia was the dx) as well as the "ice-pick' sensations in my scalp and head (told occipital neuralgia). Both feel very similar , last a few seconds and probably no longer that a minute at a time but one of those minutes that feel like an hour. Occasionally, the zap precedes the longer lasting and more familiar tingling which does last hours to days. Dx with RRMS.
A friend of mine trained a puppy for CCI. I claim my maltese is a service dog - no dogs are allowed in this condo complex - but he was never officially trained. Does he help w/ walking? Do your legs cooperate better after you have gotten moving? Clara is beautiful!!! If you can't ride her at least you can watch her and smell her and kiss her wonderful nose. Love all of those things. And you live in such a beautiful area. I worked @ both the Durham and Raleigh N&O newspapers.
To have continuous fatigue and feel like you have the flu every single day? To have burning pain and trigeminal neuralgia? To have fasciculations, parasthesias, etc every waking moment? Horrible stabbing headaches and visual disturbances. Maybe yours is a panic disorder, but mine is not. Mine is a virus or bacteria eating away at my system. It's very hard to feel so terrible and not be able to get any answers. So Please Chris, don't tell me to "relax.
Since then I have had relapses of worse weakness and a few of Trigeminal Neuralgia. My neuro says that for me to have a progressive kind/phase of MS I would have to have MANY more lesions. I am lesion-poor. I only have one brain lesion and 6 spinal lesions. So, I am just an atypical RRMS, I guess. You are 9 months into symptoms and that is not long enough by the McDonald Criteria to call it PPMS. And your symptoms started with a bang!
Recurrent episodes of severe, excrutiating pain on a side of the face sounds like something called Trigeminal Neuralgia. It is seen in about 3% to 5% of people with MS. It is a problem with the 5th Cranial Nerve (similar to Optic Neuritis which is from damage to the 2nd Cranial Nerve). You say the side of your face spasmed. Was this in reaction to the pain, or did it start spasming by itself? Has the facial spasming continued?
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