Trigeminal neuralgia in pregnancy

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trigeminal-neuralgia

Hi <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> is a neuropathic disorder of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> nerve (V cranial nerve) that leads to intense pain in the eyes, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, and jaw. There is no cure for trigeminal neuralgia. However, people generally get relief with medication like carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), topiramate, phenytoin, or gabapentin.
vertigo, tingling in hands, numbness in various parts of body, buzzing in jaw, numbness and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> in left side of face, tinnitus and 'vibrating' feeling in whole of body and feeling 'vague and confused'. Diagnosis was possible cranial nerve and brainstem involvement of SLE. LP very non specific: showed inflammation in spinal fluid. MRI showed a long-standing infarct in area not related to current symptoms (put down to migraine?? or brain involvement prior to SLE diagnosis).
Shortly after this, I became pregnant and had virtually no headaches during this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pregnancy</span>, or while nursing. In December '98, just more than a year after my baby was born, my headaches seemed to become more frequent, but still manageable. : In Jan. '99, I awoke with a different type of headache, which has never gone away! I experience a daily pain, which centers around my left eye, but is a burning sensation (unlike my migrain pain).
Change in Headaches - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>? HI ROSLYN 4/15/1999 (1) Change in Headaches - neuralgia? Roslyn 4/23/1999 (0) Change in Headaches - neuralgia? Karen 4/03/1999 (2) Re: Change in Headaches - neuralgia? Mark 4/06/1999 (1) Change in Headaches - neuralgia? Thanks Mark from Karen 4/06/1999 (0) Re: Change in Headaches - neuralgia? barbara 3/25/1999 (1) Change in Headaches - neuralgia?
i was diagnosed with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> today and am currently in tears because all of the information that i have found has not been hopeful in releasing the pain. i do have something wrong with my kidneys (had obstruction as child but was told i would grow out of it) but when i get overtired or do too many strenuous things my urine is rather dark.
i was diagnosed with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> today and am currently in tears because all of the information that i have found has not been hopeful in releasing the pain. i do have something wrong with my kidneys (had obstruction as child but was told i would grow out of it) but when i get overtired or do too many strenuous things my urine is rather dark.
All tests(MRI, EEG, X-ray and Blood) were normal. The second Neurologist felt that I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> and gave me Elavil. However, I have not tried this yet, since I may be pregnant. I have tried electrical stimulation on the back of my head/neck, which was very sensitive on the left side only. I also had a nerve block done yesterday, which had no positive effect. I am unsure whether this is a neuralgia, migraine, both or something else.
HI ROSLYN 4/15/1999 (1) Change in Headaches - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>? Roslyn 4/23/1999 (0) Change in Headaches - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>? Karen 4/03/1999 (2) Re: Change in Headaches - neuralgia? Mark 4/06/1999 (1) Change in Headaches - neuralgia?
Change in Headaches - neuralgia? HI ROSLYN 4/15/1999 (1) Change in Headaches - neuralgia?
I was happy to hear that you had an MRI as we do worry about MS in young females. Your symptoms really do sound like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>. Actually the first line therapy is carbamazepine with alternative medications of phenytoin, clonazepam, baclofen, and pimazide. The tegratol does work the best but you should find out if your pregnant yet, simple blood test. Actually, we really stay away from the TCA in this type of pain, but I guess various physicians have their own way of treating.
I was happy to hear that you had an MRI as we do worry about MS in young females. Your symptoms really do sound like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>. Actually the first line therapy is carbamazepine with alternative medications of phenytoin, clonazepam, baclofen, and pimazide. The tegratol does work the best but you should find out if your pregnant yet, simple blood test. Actually, we really stay away from the TCA in this type of pain, but I guess various physicians have their own way of treating.
Shortly after this, I became pregnant and had virtually no headaches during this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pregnancy</span>, or while nursing. In December '98, just more than a year after my baby was born, my headaches seemed to become more frequent, but still manageable. In Jan. '99, I awoke with a different type of headache, which has never gone away! I experience a daily pain, which centers around my left eye, but is a burning sensation (unlike my migrain pain).
Shortly after this, I became pregnant and had virtually no headaches during this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pregnancy</span>, or while nursing. In December '98, just more than a year after my baby was born, my headaches seemed to become more frequent, but still manageable. In Jan. '99, I awoke with a different type of headache, which has never gone away! I experience a daily pain, which centers around my left eye, but is a burning sensation (unlike my migrain pain).
Re: Change in Headaches - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>? posted by Mark on April 06, 1999 at 11:24:44: KAREN, I think the doctor that gave you the gloom and doom and said it's all locked up in CN system is all wet. Find a better doctor that knows something! If you have to, go to the nearest large city to you if you don't already live in a large city with better doctors. I tried the Atlast chiorpractic and it has stopped my pain of 5yrs. Thanks Mark for the kind words of support.
I have been on many different meds while pregnant most related to a herniated disk in my back. I can tell you from experience that in moderation it is safe. Trust in your doctor as long as they are aware of the pregnancy, they will reference "Drugs in pregnancy and Lactation" which gives the category for all meds and possible effect.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> (TM) - excruciating pain in a tooth like the nerve has been exposed - moves from tooth to tooth
I've had chronic migraine every day for most of my life, fell on my head at 2 yrs old, also have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> (extreme facial pain) for past 20 years. So I naturally thought it might have something to do with the headaches. But after reading all the posts, I'm fairly relieved to see I'm not alone (doc thought I was weird, but gave me a skull x-ray - came back normal but not sure what that means).
The third branch of the trigeminal nerve innervates the surface of the eye. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> can cause pain on the surface of the eye. Optic Neuritis causes pain "behind" the eye, not on the conjunctiva.
I had a vibrating sensation on my left side and ended up having a cyst there. Maybe that was a coincidence, but at least it's something. Good luck!
(I did not stay on the therapy). For the 5th and 6th try at <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pregnancy</span>, I was placed on Lovenox in order to regulate coagulability. Well, the last miscarriage was in September of 2007 and I had a partial hysterectomy in Nov. 2007. But, these episodes of tingling and numbness (no real pain) are quite frequent and sometimes I have chest pain and pain in the calves. They are not sure what is going on--I've been given Rxs for Imitrex, Lorazapam (Anxiety) and Tegretol (which I haven't taken).
Treatment for migraines include drugs that prevent the attack like anti convulsants and drugs which treat an attack like triptans, ergots etc your queries should pertain to all these possible differential diagnoses. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> needs to be considered. If the neurologist and radiologist are suspecting a cerebral aneurysm, they can confirm with cerebral angiography and clipping of the aneurysm could be done. Hope this helps. Take care.
I figured this out on my own after having numerous amounts of medical tests ran on me and the doctors insisting that I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>.. 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..
Why is it multiple doctors can all look at you and say, "I can't imagine anything else that would cause your sx other than MS" but still not give you a dx or not try to figure out what this "new" disease is that looks just like MS but doesn't show up with lesions on the MRI??? I know this is a common rant, but MAN, it is SO frustrating!
In 2007, flair of face pain reoccured. This time w/ <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> symptoms as well. I was so bad, I was on morphine, zanac, trileptal, tried two nerve blocks and guess what. I was 40 and pregnant, thank goodness figured that out when only one week late for period. I spent the rest of my first trimester in misery and did accupuncture to tune of thousands to help me deal w/ the pain pregnant.
And recently, they discovered one in my great aunt (grandpa's sister). I believe I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> flare up for awhile with my TMJ dysfunction (pain in my face below my left eye) and I considered nerve block injections, but opted not to due largely to expense and not without some risk. Have you ever considered getting a pain management doctor with expertise in those injections to try those on you?
I am prone to migraines and see a neurologist on a regular basis (I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> on top of that). They are debilitating at times. My neurologist prescribed Tylenol with Codiene which is a category B, considering you follow the dosage instructions. Honestly, it doesn't help much. This morning I woke up and it felt like I had a rubber band around my head (two sizes TOO small). I work 10-12hr shifts as a nurse......
The anticonvulsant activity of carbamazepine, like phenytoin, principally involves limitation of seizure propagation by reduction of posttetanic potentiation (PTP) of synaptic transmission. Carbamazepine appears to provide relief of pain in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> by reducing synaptic transmission within the trigeminal nucleus. The drug has also demonstrated sedative, anticholinergic, antidepressant, muscle relaxant, antiarrhythmic, antidiuretic, and neuromuscular transmission-inhibitory actions.
But because I am not rolling along the floor in agonsising pain, she said its not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> is almost always on one side, rarely bilateral, mine is bilateral but not at the same time. She said she will write to the neurologist and explain my symtoms and he can decide if its worth seeing me! This could take ages. Today I have enquired privately about paying for a consultation to see a Neurologist, but I will still need a referral from my doctor.
I know I have asked this before, but I am asking again, because I cant seem to find past posts that have this information. I am having SEVERE left ear pain from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>. It started when I woke up this morning and has been progressively getting worse during the day. A couple weeks ago, my neuro upped my Trileptal to 600 mg with baclofen. At the time is was my cheek pain bothering me, and it seemed to do the trick. Not helping me now. Any suggestions as to what to do for relief?
I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, gilberts syndrome,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trigeminal</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, ulcerative esophagitis, and colitis, to name just a few. I currently have lab tests of ANA 1:640 ACE level 43, ESR 30, ANFA <10. My LFT's of alkaline phosphatase and GGT are always abnormal and have been so for over 15 years. My doctors are baffled, I have had surgery for dislocating joints, hernias and incompetent cervix during pregnancy.
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