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Old 01-29-2018, 04:48 PM
 
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My neuro thinks I have Trigeminal neuralgia after going to my Dentist who found nothing wrong with my front teeth. I have bad pain in my lower teeth and advil nor vicodin help with the pain. My Neuro prescribed Tegretol but I am afraid to take it since I take low dose beta blockers and my pulse is already low at 50 and my friends warned me of the severe side effects such as lethargy, dizziness and forgetfulness. Is there any other treatments for Trigeminal neuralgia?? My Neuro feels it might just go away, but it will come back eventually.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:01 PM
 
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My neuro thinks I have Trigeminal neuralgia after going to my Dentist who found nothing wrong with my front teeth. I have bad pain in my lower teeth and advil nor vicodin help with the pain. My Neuro prescribed Tegretol but I am afraid to take it since I take low dose beta blockers and my pulse is already low at 50 and my friends warned me of the severe side effects such as lethargy, dizziness and forgetfulness. Is there any other treatments for Trigeminal neuralgia?? My Neuro feels it might just go away, but it will come back eventually.

I'm getting upper cervical chiropractic (atlas orthogonal) for my TM. It finally got bad enough a few months ago that I went to an MD who prescribed tegretol, which eased the pain but gave me such horrendous side effects. I spent some time in a Facebook group of people who have TN, and learned about the upper cervical, found a chiropractor in my area qualified to administer it, and I'm starting to see some improvement. Apparently, the atlas -- or top bone of the spine -- can get out of alignment and impinge on the nerve.


Good luck finding relief.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:13 PM
 
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I got some relief from facial massage. I've had TMJ for years, still do, and when I started showing TN signs, I thought I just can't go there and went on a quest for anything that wasn't drugs. Chiropractic definitely sounds like a good idea.
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