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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.
With the Trigeminal Neuralgia is is lots of pain for me. It feels like my skin in on fire and shooting pain in on the side of my cheek, up towards the temple and near my jaw. Is this an MS related symptom? I have had this for years, and have always associated it with cold sores in my mouth. I have had the pain, and not the cold sore, but always thought somehow it was part of that virus.
I am going twice a week to a Chiropractor to get relief from Trigeminal Neuralgia .He is an expert in in nerve pain treatment.I have Trigeminal Neuralgia since Nov ember 20001..I took Homeopathic treatment,Accupuncture treatment..Since one and half years I am taking Gabapentin,colonzepam,baclofom etc.Pain goes and come.some times it almost blind me due to severe pain. Is there anyone who got cure by Chiropractor.
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.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
I have Trigeminal Neuralgia, accompanied with Burning Mouth Syndrome. It is a post surgical complication and the only thing the doctors are able to do is put me on medication. I was 19 when I had the surgery, I am now 21. Currently I'm on Topamax. Over the past year this neuralgia has developed to the point that I can barely eat anything but a bland diet (no ranch dressing, marinara sauce, anything with too hot internal temp E.g. baked potato) it's getting extremely difficult.
It sounds like trigeminal neuralgia, which is a bugger to treat, but go see your doc cause there is treatment available!
29pm in Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia Atypical Trigaminal Neuralgia  (ATN), or Type 2 Trigeminal Neuralgia , is a rare form of Trigeminal neuralgia, a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve. This may also be the most misdiagnosed form of neuralgia. The symptoms can be mistaken for migraines, dental problems such as TMJ, musculoskeletal issues, and hypochondriasis.
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. Trigeminal neuralgia 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.
OTC anti inflammatory pain medications, soft diet, and warm compresses to the affected area followed by ice packs will help. Like you have mentioned this could also be due to neuralgia, most likely a trigeminal neuralgia. I would suggest you to consult an experienced neurologist and take his opinion. Keep us posted!
OTOH, I use Acupuncture to help manage my spasms, and right now, my trigeminal neuralgia. I helps me keep my doses of conventional therapies (ITC, Gabapentin and Trileptal) low. I also do Yoga to stretch my spastic muscles, and the meditative aspect of it helps me to be here, now. Diet has been tossed around as an AT, but again, there have been no large conclusive studies that confirm diet helps MS.
I've now had 4 weeks of trigeminal neuralgia (end Jan - March), 2 bouts of hemiparesis (April/May then August/September). I lost my sense of taste completely for around three weeks in April. During hemiparesis, my gait is shot (can't flex right ankle up), get atrophy in my right calf, weakness in right muscles from neck down to foot including arm. I can't write/type/cut/other dominant handed things. Grip is nil. In August, my 11th cranial nerve acted up and my shoulder dropped.
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. Trigeminal neuralgia 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.
Thank you for taking the time to read and respond. I do not know whether I have MS or not, but am seeking an opinion on whether I should pursue medical evaluation. This is sort of an if you were in my shoes question. : ) Brief history: I am female and 47. I had optic neuritis 20 years ago in my right eye (age 26). Lots of testing of the eye done at that time and it cleared but left me with mild visual field loss and a wacky pupil response.
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. Trigeminal neuralgia 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.
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.
Hi there. The pain of trigeminal neuralgia occurs almost exclusively in the maxillary and mandibular divisions. One most commonly feels pain in the maxillary nerve, which runs along one’s cheekbone, most of the nose, upperlip, and upper teeth. Next affected is mandibular nerve, affecting the lower cheek, lower lip, and jaw. In all cases, an excessive burst of nervous activity from a damaged nerve causes the painful attack.
But because I am not rolling along the floor in agonsising pain, she said its not Trigeminal neuralgia and Trigeminal Neuralgia 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.
Don't just accept from the neurologist that you have trigeminal neuralgia - for which if it gets very bad the only treatment is a lifetime of narcotics. I was diagnosed with this - and it turns out it was the sinus swelling, bone overgrowth and inability to equalize pressure... so sometimes there are other explanations... rather than the obvious diagnois of just saying your nerve hurts...
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. Trigeminal neuralgia 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.
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.
since you have been to a plethora of superspecialists , undergone various tests and what not, certain diagnosis of exclusion are cluster headache, trigeminal neuralgia and migraines. Cluster headaches are severe headaches localized to one side, not associated with an aura like in migraine which are also a unilateral headache type. similar pain is experienced in trigeminal neuralgia except the pain is more localized in the cheek area.
Tramadol is used to treat moderate and severe pain and most types of neuralgia, including trigeminal neuralgia.[citation needed] It has been suggested that tramadol could be effective for alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety because of its action on GABAergic, noradrenergic and specifically serotonergic systems. However, health professionals have not yet endorsed its use on a large scale for disorders such as this.
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?
Chefcindy and Tuckamore, I have had so many test...I just have so many things wrong. I have trigeminal neuralgia, sciatic nerve pain...both legs, nerve pain radiating down arms into hands, osteoporosis, degenerative disk, ostoarthritis and the list goes on. my computer is down I am using my mothers and hers don't type well. Tuck I do go to a pain dr he is wonderful i take a lot of meds and they still don't help it will take the edge off nothing has helped the nerve pain.
In that I also have massive cramping, urinary incontinence, muscle twitching etc. It will spontaneously resolve on its own. I also now have trigeminal neuralgia and I have constant nerve pain that I take carbamazapine and gabapentin for. So...it's frustrating eh? But hang in there. Remember no matter what is going on you are still you.
I also need info about this condition. I also have an acoustic neuroma and trigeminal neuralgia that gives me reminders that it is there. Does anyone out there have any helpful info. I am also very frustrated with life right now.
It can be Occipital or Atypical trigeminal neuralgia. I have pains since many years and it hurts a lot. In my case is much worse this ATN (because of chronic Sinusitis). Occipital Neuralgia is on the right side of the head (behind right ear) and it is very sharo pain, like somebody goes with the knife and cuts my head. My ENT doctor wrote me diagnosis about ATN.
skin dieases - rashes, acne; psoriasis; etc; a chronic pain condition called trigeminal neuralgia that was unsuccessfully treated with gamma knife radiation, killing the nerve and resulting in the need for daily opioids (opana/oxycontin; oxycodone; nucynta), and some other minor issues as well. You'd think with all these health problems that I would be highly motivated to watch my diet closely and work out regularly, but the opposite is true.
I have been diagnosed with an atypical trigeminal neuralgia, though my internist has insisted that it is Lyme Disease. I have had several rounds of antibiotics -- not much improvement. Very curious to hear your story. Thanks!
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