Posted by annemarie (22.214.171.124) on July 27, 2001 at 16:36:12:
In Reply to: Can't touch this ... ? posted by Dave Emond on July 27, 2001 at 14:52:09:
somebody who had TN. Light drafts would set her off, even.
Seems you are getting two things at the same time, clusters AND Trigemenal Neuralgia.You ARE unlucky!
You are lucky though, your neuro is on the ball, but don't wait too long to tell her/him if the Tegretol should not work. The side effects are very unpleasant. I had it some time (misdiagnosed) and spent several months in a daze.
The tegretol does not deaden the nerve; it is an anti seizure medication. If it IS TN, Tegretol should help, at least for that part of the pain.
Hang in there, Dave
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