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Suffering from Right Trigeminal Neuralgia. Taking Tegrital and altracid. Having severe pain. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Dr.
Doctor:How are you?
User:me fine
User:how abt you
Doctor:how can I help
User:my mother is suffering from Right Trigeminal Neuralgia from last two years.
User:she has been taking the medicines as:Tegrital--- 1000 mg daily
User:from last two years
User:now her pain has become severe from last 20 days and it is not getting subsided
User:so she is prescribed:Tegrital--- 1100 mg daily
User:and Altracid--- 02 times a day
User:still the pain is un bearable
User:few dr's suggested surgery
User:but others sais to increase the doses of tegrital
User:could u plz suggest on this
User:wanted to take the advice
Doctor:Generally XXXXXXX
Doctor:Tegrital is the most effective medication
Doctor:Sometimes we combine it with other drugs like baclofen, lamotrigine and pimozide
Doctor:by altracid , do you mean ultracet?
Doctor:its only after we combine the drugs and there is still no relief
Doctor:that we consider surgery
Doctor:Do you follow?
Doctor:I think you should seek another neurologist's opinion
Doctor:and tell him this
Doctor:about combining medication
Doctor:if she doesnt get relief
Doctor:we'll think about surgery
User:but whom to go for surgery
User:could u plz suggest
User:we wanted to take advice after showing her reports
Doctor:What you can do is post a ask a specialist query
User:my parents are in Indore(M.P.)
User:and me in Mumbai
Doctor:we'll get it answered by a neurologist
User:ok sure
Doctor:do you parents have internet access?
User:how much time will the person take to reply?
User:thanku so much ....
Doctor:He should reply within 24 hours
Doctor:Upload the reports as well
User:ya they have the access
Doctor:ok good
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:but there is no place to upload the reports
Doctor:there is
User:nothing else dr.
User:thanku so much for your help
Doctor:Otherwise please email the reports at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:they'll attach the reports
Doctor:if you cant upload them
User:ok sure
Doctor:thanks for consulting me
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