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    Trigeminal Neuralgia
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    An_249202 posted:
    What is the best treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia. I also have fibromyalgia so I'm taking Neurontin at night,,,900mg. If I take Neurontin during the day I'm very sleepy. Is there something I can take that doesn't cause drowsiness.? Thank you very much for your help.
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    davedsel57 responded:
    Hello.

    Here is a link to the WebMD Trigeminal Neuralgia Directory: http://www.webmd.com/brain/trigeminal-neuralgia-directory

    Reading through that should answer your questions.
    Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    Dave
     
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    An_249202 responded:
    Thank you so much Dave. I'll go to that board now and see what I can find out about TN .I'm sure there will be lots of helpful information.
     
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    annette030 responded:
    I also take neurontin, 800 mg. once a day in the evening. It works fine that way. I was scared of the sedation like side effects, so my doctor prescribed it all in one dose, once a day. She has had other patients who use it that way with good results.

    I think you just need to try different things during the day to see what works without causing sleepiness.

    Take care, Annette
     
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    panze32 replied to annette030's response:
    Thanks for your reply Annette. I am taking 900mg at night for sleep and for fibro. pain. But now I need to take something for Trigeminal Neuralgia. My Dr is considering Tegratol.
     
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    annette030 replied to panze32's response:
    Many of the anti-seizure meds help with these kinds of things. Tegratol is one of them.

    Both FMS and TN are neurological problems, please don't get hung up on taking a med for one diagnosis, it might work for more than one. You will be the lucky one!!!

    Take care, Annette


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