Pain relief trigeminal neuralgia

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Avatar m tn Hi, Thank you for your question. This may be Trigeminal neuralgia as you have typical one sided facial pain extending to temple and eye( ophthalmic branch of trigeminal nerve may be involved) and sore gums of the teeth of same side (maxillary branch of 5th nerve). Trigeminal neuralgia may have a triggering factor like recent history of tooth extraction, touch, cold breeze or hot sensation etc. which you need to evaluate and avoid.
Avatar n tn i have been treated for tmj for 5 years with no relief and then i had an arthrocentesis done and still no relief. now my doc tells me i have trigeminal neuralgia and is going to give me an injection into that nerve. what i want to know is there side effects of this injection? and can trigeminal neuralgia cause pain in the back of the head where the skull meets the spine. i have had continuous pain there worse then ever. i am now on neurontin and baclofen and it helps extremely.
Avatar f tn I have been going to the doctor for several years for sinusitis, then I began to have facial pain. After several different doctors, I was told that I had trigeminal neuralgia as well as a deviated septum. I eventually had laser surgery for the trigeminal neuralgia, but the a facial pain continues. The nerve pain has subsided, but I continue to have facial pain on my left side. The pain seems to get worse if I lean my head to that side.
Avatar n tn she is 29 and has been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. could her tn be from the meningitis? maybe a sid effect?? she is on very strong medication and can not have the dosage increased anymore. she suffers alot with extreme pain. thank you, i need to find out as much as i can about this disease.
2015036 tn?1332997788 Although technically different, these operations share the common goal of damaging the retrogasserian trigeminal fibers to provide pain relief with an acceptable degree of facial numbness. Stereotactic radiosurgery has been used for patients with MS-TN,8 but the results to date appear poor compared with results in patients with idiopathic TN, and there are concerns that radiation exposure may trigger a demyelinating episode.
Avatar n tn Facial pain can be caused by a variety of reasons. A good method to help your doctor diagnose what's wrong is to keep a pain journal. List when the pain happens, how long it lasts, how would you describe it, what parts of the face are affected, does anything seem to trigger the pain, have you had any recent injuries. Have you seen a doctor about the pain? Have you had any diagnostic tests? If so, what type and what were the results?
Avatar n tn By that afternoon, the TN had returned – so I never returned to the chiropractor who used the Atlas technique, but I see a chiropractor who uses manual cervical manipulation and he does help with the neck pain, and he does not cause the nerve pain. But the best relief from the TN pain as Radiofrequency Denervation (not a surgery, but a procedure where the nerves in the neck and heated).
Avatar n tn Having read so many positive things about "nerve blocking", I thought that was the solution to my friend's trigeminal nerve pain. I was going to discuss that with our doctor hoping that that was the final solution to our problems until I subsequently read the disappontment registered by some patients who had gone through the practice. It now fills me with so much trepidation that I wonder if it is indeed an option.
Avatar n tn To to get relief from Tn trigeminal neuralgia naturally, the full pranayam exercises are described below.You can do this alongside any medication.Your feedback at some point will help others. This works gradually, so allow time (3 months to 9 months) and concentrate fully on the breathing. Keep a record of episodes and how you are feeling. This will show you a trend.Avoid cold drinks and drink warm water. Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after 1 minute.
Avatar f tn My sister in law is diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia ... she is currently on Pregalin 75 for 6 weeks ???
Avatar f tn has suggested a diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia. I am on a wide host of medications but not getting relief. I have had MRI, CT scan, etc... What do you suppose I do next. Does this sound like a likely diagnosis?
Avatar n tn Does anyone know an Acupuncturist who specializes on the relief of pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia in the UK/ France/Germany?Brussels? Any feedback on this appreciated.
567677 tn?1246767776 Wow, sorry, I missed this. It is a favorite topic of mine after learning a great deal about it when I had it. Trigeminal Neuralgia is literally a "pain syndrome of the Trigeminal nerve. This nerve is the 5th Cranial Nerve and supplies most of the sensation to the face. There is one on both sides. The Cranial Nerves are nerves that emerge directly out of the brain or brainstem.
Avatar n tn I have a recent dx of Trigeminal Neuralgia from Primary Care and have been referred to Neurology for further evaluation. The pain distribution is unilateral and follows the sensory distribution of cranial nerve V at the maxillary area. History of previous trauma (neuroplasia) dates to 1997, though asymptomatic to current presentation. There is no prior history of TMJ, aneurysms, tumors or other common precipitants. I am 61 years old, consistent with typical onset.
738075 tn?1330575844 I woke up with Trigeminal Neuralgia last Thursday morning. I knew that was what it was, because I had it once seven years ago. This time it's SO much worse! I told myself I'd "tough it out" for the weekend, even though I did put in a call to my neurologist. By Sunday, it was so bad, I was in tears! I told my DH "just take me out back and shoot me like an old horse!" I was kidding, but kinda serious, too!
Avatar f tn i looked up the symptoms for trigeminal neuralgia and the pain i have is not excruciating and last a lot longer than a minute
Avatar n tn In all probability, you are suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. For medical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia 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.
Avatar n tn My internist put me on gabapentin which did not help the pain. My neurologist put me on Tegretol, which did not help the pain. My pain specialist put me on Trileptol, which after slowly increasing the dosage finally controlled the pain. April 22nd I had gamma knife surgery. The pain specialist said it'll be 3 months before we know if it worked. There are five surgery options. Your doctor will have to figure out which surgery would be best for your situation.
Avatar f tn That is because for three years it has caused trigeminal neuralgia. I am in almost constant pain and have not ever found any relief. I eat a mostly natural diet because this is supposed to help, but the pain is always there to some degree. It also causes some numbness and muscle twitching. Let me know if you find some relief!! I'll try anything!!
Avatar f tn t know if mine would be atypical because the pain gets worse with time. I have found some relief with 800 mg of ibuprofen, albeit temporary. I take 12-16 per day, 4 with each attack. I also take 100 mg of nortriptyline, with no decrease of pain symptoms, however my mood has improved as how to deal with the pain. I've tried several different pain meds, however they do nothing. Narcotics are not effective at all.
Avatar n tn I may have trigeminal neuralgia in the mandibular branch. Severe pain in the lower gum area but it is on both sides which has my PC doctor, my neurolgist, my pain management dr, my neurosurgeon and my accupuncturist all baffled. Meanwhile, I am on Lyrica, which is becoming ineffective, Vicodin, which does not help much, and Ambien to knock me out at night to get some sleep. Is anyone out there who has experienced such a problem that can head me in the right direction? I am losing hope.
404715 tn?1233829631 I am sure it is nerve pain because I get burst of pain that feel like I am being shocked, the pain is around my eye, nose, cheek,lips, teeth and gums. If I touch certain areas on my face it brings on a sudden burst of excruciating pain. The wind and cold also bring it on as does washing my face and brushing my teeth.I can't let my pillow touch my face at all.
Avatar n tn After a 2nd visit to a different er yesterday morning, the er doctor prescribed neurontin which I know is used for trigeminal neuralgia, so I am hoping after a few doses, the pain will start to ease up until she can see a neurologist.