Trigeminal neuralgia pain

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789820 tn?1315452113 Took myself to a local emergency room only to be laughed the doctor and told that my head pain is not an emergency and he believes me to have trigeminal neuralgia. I also have two swollen lymph nodes near the mastoid region of my head which signifies an infection. But - I have not been feeling sick except for the headache, nausea and burning sensation through out my face, neck and shoulders. My left eye is also irritated.
Avatar m tn I am now experiencing TGN, as well as the electrical-shock-burning up and down my spine. It certainly keeps me from sleeping! Started gabapentin. No relief yet...
Avatar f tn My symptoms are not similar to everyone elses, but could it be trigeminal neuralgia? My pain in not actually in eye, just right on corner between eye and nose?
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. When I first started taking trileptal the pain completely went away and I was sure I was cured. But only within three weeks I was woken up with the same pain again, though not as severe as before. The pain has made all my top left teeth extremely sensitive which is normal with the condition but now, the left side of my palate is also swollen. I am not sure if this has anything to do with the neuralgia or not.
Avatar f tn Without the medication I could not live with this pain, it does help but the pain never goes away, and I dread it when I know that I am going to have an attack, nobody seems to know exactly what is what is causing this, I have looked up Trigeminal Neuralgia and I have these symptoms along with other symptoms, can you please tell me if you think that I may have this or a combination of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemicrania Continua. I live in the UK and would really appreciate your advice.
Avatar n tn Please inform me of any Neurologists who inject Botox for Trigeminal neuralgia relief.
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 One of the causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia could be tumors. The Trigeminal nerve and its branches touches many parts of the face including the sinuses. (Google Gray's Anatomy ( for good diagrams of where the Trigeminal Nerve is). I personally have not heard that TN loosens teeth -- although pain in the teeth and gums (because of all the areas the nerve touches) is common. TN pain is usually controlled by anti-convulsant drugs such as Tegretol, Gabapentin, or Trileptal among others.
Avatar n tn I have Trigeminal Neuralgia and I had the surgery Microvacular Decompression done and the pain went away. I am pain free for over 1 year now.
Avatar n tn Hi Sprit, How old are you? Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by frequent, excruciating paroxysms of pain in lips, gums, cheek, or chin lasting seconds to minutes. The Pain which is severe in nature, stabbing type, lasting for few seconds to minute and which has a triggering factor to it describes pain of trigeminal neuralgia. Physical examination of the patient is normal. Most patients cause is compression due to overgrowth like some tumor in its pathway.
Avatar n tn If your pain is not electrical in nature, it may not by trigeminal neuralgia. I would suggest seeing a neurologist or pain specialist to get a reevaluation.
Avatar n tn Doctors 1st couldn't know what it is but after 2 months a doctor told me its a Trigeminal neuralgia or what is known by facial pain. He gave me Tigirtol (2 tablets a day -200mg) a day and it was like magic for 1 month but after that we has to increase it to 3 then to 4 then to 6 for a short period of time but it didn't stop. So we phased out from Tigirtol and shifted to Nuronteen which was good but for a short period of time where the pain came back and much more sever.
Avatar f tn Does his doctor have experience treating patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia/facial pain? If not, find a teaching hospital in the nearest big city -- one with a "facial pain" clinic. These doctors have daily experience treating facial pain. There are many different types of medication. I was on Gabapentin from my internist - didn't work, the next doctor was my neurologist who switched me to Tegretol - also didn't work.
Avatar f tn After my last surgery at 24 I suffered from very bad facial pain and was subsequently diagnosed with aytipical trigeminal neuralgia, and TMJ. After about a year of medicinal treatment I gave up my pain was going away anyhow so I stopped going to pain management and stopped seeing my neurologist. Over the last two years I have had minor flare ups and for awhile no pain... Until a couple of weeks ago.
Avatar m tn I suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia. I know that the pain from this is caused by the swelling of my sinuses which then presses on the Trigeminal nerve. My question is: Can strong chemical smells cause the sinuses to swell, thus, bringing the onset of this trigeminal pain?
Avatar f tn Have struggled with trigeminal neuralgia for years, presently taking tegretol under a neurologists care, wondering if anyone ever experiences pain basically in one tooth area, dentist says he does not see an issue, do not know whether to continue to pursue dental work , very confusing
Avatar m tn I just had a nerve block procedure done for my trigeminal neuralgia pain in my face. My face was sore but after 3 days, the pain in my face became more painful and I felt more electrical current shooting onto my lower teeth area. Why does it seem like my facial pain just got worse after this procedure.
1475492 tn?1332887767 Others may experience intense pain in one or in all three trigeminal nerve branches, including teeth, ears, sinuses, cheeks, forehead, upper and lower jaws, "behind" the eyes, and scalp. In addition, those with ATN may also experience the shocks or stabs found in type 1 TN. Many TN and ATN patients have pain that is "triggered" by light touch on shifting trigger zones.
Avatar n tn I am concerned that the pain is coming back, that I am not convinced that it is 'just' trigeminal neuralgia, and that I am so tired all the time (I have CFS too). I am also taking sertraline for depression and have had irritable bowel syndrome with pain radiating down my right leg from the abdomen. Are there any other drugs that might solve some of these problems? Should I be worried about the neuralgia and what is causing it?
Avatar f tn i believe that i have trigeminal neuralgia but i do not know what tests are done to confrim this . can you tell me what tests have to be done so i can ask my physician to ruin these tests or demand they run them ? i have been so sick for so long . i literally have been to 25 -30 doctors to find out what is wrong with me . and every test comes back negative except that a test came back positve for fungal aspergillosis .but they do not say anything about treating it .
Avatar n tn my son developed trigeminal neuralgia after a dental procedure. he is presently on medication for it. he is 28 years old and what is research showing for future care.
404715 tn?1233833231 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 f tn I think Bob would know more because he has that as well. In my particular case, I have pain that starts in my left cheek, very sharp, stabbing pain. It then travels to my left temple, eye, ear, jaw, teeth, neck and skull. I don'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.
Avatar m tn I am wondering whether LLLF (Low level laser therapy) might be helpful for trigeminal neuralgia symptoms. There doesn't seem to be much out there on this that I could find. I am looking for a possible alternative to drugs and surgery. The symptoms began a few months ago and have progressed slowly, but they don't seem to have turned into full blown TGN at this point. I am trying to prevent a progression.
567677 tn?1246771376 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 seen 2 general practioners, 1 dentist, 1 oral maxilofacial, 1 neurologist, and 1 neurological surgeon. Some say it is trigeminal neuralgia and 2 said it isn't because I do not have the pain that goes along with the diagnosis. I can no longer chew on the left side because I do'nt have feeling and I end up biting my cheek. When this first began my left cheek was mush from biting it so much but now I just don't use that side of my mouth.
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.
Avatar f tn Brain stem lesions, depending where they lie, can effect both the left and right trigeminal nerves. I have pain on both sides and, by the way, I have no visible infratentorial lesions, but my doctor believes that they are there. So can get pain on both sides. My right is where it started and has always been worse than the left.