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Any advice for dealing with Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Posted by gunthersmom

I am interested in connecting with others who suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia. I currently have mine in remission with daily doses of Gabapentin. I especially would like advice on what to do to prepare for dental work and its possible affects on the TN.
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I have had three freezes, two MVD's one each side and a Rhizotomy to burn the top brach on the left  which wasdamaged in the left MVD in 2000 and never caused a prolem before. I have since then had 9 dental implants (due to negligence of first surgeon) the neuralgia started up, not as bad as it used to be, and shut down two days later each tine, when before it went on for weeks and weeks. I can only suggest you up your anti epeleptics as high as you can tolerate and take me as living proof that MVD's can work. However my top nerve is wicked again, has gron back damaged and I would never have a Rhizotomy, it can't be trated now I now can't even ewalk the dog for pain around my eye and cheek from cold air, but compared to how I used to be doped up on 1600 mg tegretol, I have made medical history with the dental work. Good luck
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