Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms surgery

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Avatar n tn My aunt has trigeminal neuralgia and she has been having attacks that are closer together and more sever she is treating them with pain meds, but she is having to take more of them and more often. We have tried to talk her in to having surgery, but she is very hesitant. She is worried that she will be paralized on some or all of her face and arms. Is there a surgery that does not have these affects, but will help her symptoms without having to have additional surgeries?
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 am suffering from trigeminal neuralgia and put on tab there any effective remedy except surgery for this chronic illness?
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. Last February I had the Cyber Knife treatment. Now, one year later I am having facial numbness, lips burning, face sensitivity and some shooting pain near my temple. Are these symptoms related to the Cyber Knife treatment or is the Trigeminal reoccuring? My symptoms are worsening each week. Do you think the Microvascular Nerve Compression could help? I have been taking Tegretol and at one time Neurotin as well.
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.
Avatar n tn The symptoms you describe are consistent with trigeminal neuralgia type pain and is likely related to an Anesthesia Dolorosa type phenomenon. I do not know precisely were your tumor was, but is sounds like it involved the Pons (middle part of the brainstem) that contains the trigeminal nerve components as well and components that help control eye movements.
Avatar n tn The symptoms you are describing are not trigeminal neuralgia. You need to have a neurologic examination performed to define what abnormalities are present. Then perhaps a MRI of the brain and cervical spine may be necessary to exclude structural lesions or inflammatory conditions. Other disorders which may be evalauted include connective tissue disorders and auto-immune disorders such as lupus. Good luck.
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.
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 n tn Is it possible that nerve regeneration takes this long and causes pain like this, or is this something I should be looking into and/or treating. I figured after 2 years, the nerve damage is permanent. My GP mentioned trigeminal neuralgia- I've been researching, but I want to know what's necessary to stop this.
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.
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.
1140169 tn?1370188676 Assuming everything is hunky dory, then we do start talking about Trigeminal Neuralgia. If you looked at the picture of the Trigeminal Nerve (cranial nerve V) and read my description, you'll remember that the nerve has three branches (Tri = three, Geminal = roots). V1 handles sensation from the top of the face above the eye. V2 has the middle part of the face, nose, upper gums/teeth, and upper lip, + others. V3 has the lower jaw, lower teeth and gums, lower lip +.
279234 tn?1363108849 My doctor's office's fax machine won't fax a Lyrica prescription, but will do Vicodin, diazepam, Ambien, etc. It is strange. Now back to our Trigeminal Neuralgia discussion... I think that TN can worsen over several days, even while taking medication. I was on an increased dose of Lyrica when mine struck, and continued to get worse for quite a while. A lot of the time it would be a constant ache, but other times it would flare into a screaming kind of pain.
Avatar f tn For those of you with trigeminal neuralgia, would you mind me asking you what it feels like? I have been assuming, for a while, that what I have in my face is bilateral trigeminal neurlagia. But, perhaps I'm wrong.
1926571 tn?1323210289 about Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia and I was hoping to get some insight into whether I may be experience something similar to someone already diagnosed. I had surgery in June of 2010 to remove an Astrocytoma from my temporal lobe which involved some extensive scalp cutting... basically like a question mark on the side of my head. Since my surgery, I've had terrible burning highlighted in the photo I attached. It's on the side of my head near the front side of my ear.
Avatar n tn But the pain is so excruciating and wasn't ending so after hours of searching online, I came up with atypical trigeminal neuralgia which as horrified as I am, seems to fit my symptoms? I am going to discuss this with my neurologist tomorrow because this can not be normal pain. Is it possible that the screws or metal plates are pressing or damaging the trigeminal nerve?
Avatar m tn I went to see my PCP and he thinks it is Trigeminal Neuralgia and wants to do an MRI. Are my symptoms consistant with TN? Does TN start with low grade pain and numbness and then increase in pain over time? How long does it take for the pain to intensify? The numbness is constant and low grade pain is triggered by lifting my left eybrow? Please help me understand the progression of this condition. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I read the response posted to a question regarding trigeminal neuralgia and its relationship to head trauma. The response was that any such relationship was "very rare." However, as a neurologist with over 15 years experience, I have seen many cases of trigeminal neuralgia following head trauma.
Avatar f tn Hello unnerved, Trigeminal nerve which is responsible for sensations of the face. The cause trigeminal neuralgia is probably a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve. Tumors and multiple sclerosis can also cause it, but in some cases the cause is unknown. The pain is sudden, severe, electric shock-like, stabbing that is typically felt on one side of the jaw or cheek.
228463 tn?1216765121 How horrible to have trigeminal neuralgia on top of your regular MS symptoms! I know that must be painful. I hesitated posting to you because I don't want to scare you, but I feel you should know this anyway. My mother's mother developed spinal meningitis before I was born. They don't really know what caused it. She later developed a horrible case of trigeminal neuralgia. My mom said that she would watch her mother, and it was just like lightning was shooting through her face.
Avatar n tn How successful are botulinum injections to treat atypical trigeminal neuralgia? My pain is centered in my left upper gums but spreads throughout the left side of my face below my eyes. Throbbing pain with knife-like pain are the usual problems. I always have some pain. Wearing glasses triggers intense pain. I've tried numerous medications with limited success.
Avatar n tn But the pain is so excruciating and wasn't ending so after hours of searching online, I came up with atypical trigeminal neuralgia which as horrified as I am, seems to fit my symptoms? I am going to discuss this with my neurologist tomorrow because this can not be normal pain. Is it possible that the screws or metal plates are pressing or damaging the trigeminal nerve?
2047903 tn?1330191149 and talked about the strange skull pain behind the ear. She said it was Trigeminal Neuralgia, and she wasn't surprised. Even though there have been no overt MS symptoms, this, and my restless leg (especially my right leg and foot which cramps), are apparently all part of the big picture. When I read about TN, all of the 'funny' symptoms over the years added up.
Avatar n tn I have been under the care of a Vanderbilt neurosurgeon for the last six years, Dr. Peter Konrad. In addition, I am under the care of a pain specialist at UAB, who has tried all of the current medicines used for my condition, such as Lyrica. Description of current pain: The nerves of 1st and 2nd branches of my trigeminal nerves are over-sensitized, the right side to the point where I am effectively homebound.
Avatar n tn I need answers, does Trigeminal Neuralgia pain last this long? All the websites say it's an intense pain lasting only a few second or minutes, this has been several weeks now and in the last 4 days has gotten to where I can't function. Some one have any answeres?
Avatar n tn I have Trigeminal Neuralgia,,,I also was diagnosed with MS. I am now in LD treatment., and TN is a very common symptom of LD...funny that it also affects those with MS. My MS doc prescribed a seizure med that didn't help me,,, my lyme doc on the other hand prescribes antibiotics and for the first time my TN is improving. The abx brings the TN back, but for shorter periods...this "revisiting of symptoms " is how we know we are getting better.
3115088 tn?1341860925 Trigeminal neuralgia would be a consideration for your tooth pain, but as your neurologist has rightly acknowledged, there are atypical characteristics to your symptoms. The pain in trigeminal neuralgia is usually characterized by brief episodes of severe pain with pain free intervals in between. The pain may also be triggered by trivial stimuli such as talking, brushing teeth, eating. The diagnosis is largely clinical (meaning based on history and physical exam).
Avatar n tn A team of neurologists stopped prescribing me meds b/c they didn't understand why I get electric shock like symptoms on one side of my face like trigeminal neuralgia sufferers, but I also get those sensations randomly throughout my body. While they don't understand the excruciating pain we're going through and what's causing it, our pain is PAINFULLY REAL. I cried when they decided to not help me anymore (btw I have no insurance, another reason I have crappy public hospital neurologists).