Neuralgia - Is there any hope???

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Hi everyone,

I have recently been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. I haven't been able to wash my hair or face in days because of the pain.

I started Tegretol 5 days ago. 200mg once per day in the first week and from next week I will increase the dosage to 400mg per day.

I feel right now as if there is no hope of any pain relief. I appreciate Tegretol can take time to take effect, but is there hope??

When do you know that it is safe to touch or wash the problem areas?

I feel so depressed right now.

Thanks for listening.


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    was diagnosed Monday with TN type 2. ive had this debilitating pain for going on 3 weeks. my neurologist told me that it could last a short time or could also be chronic.. he prescribed me oxtellar xr and pain killers. i have almost went absolutely insane over this pain . pain that drops me to my knees grasping my left jaw. its undescribable.. only hope i know of is surgery.. dont want that but it has to be better than this pain.. i pray you find answers and hope.

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      Hi Keith71841,

      Thank you for your message and I'm so sorry you are going through the same pain.

      I am meeting my neurologist again this week to ask about surgical options.

      I am not holding out much hope for the medication I'm on.

      ''i pray you find answers and hope.'' Ditto!

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