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Suffering trigeminal neuralgia. Prescribed Dabantin. Guide

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Dear Dr. Anantharamakrishnan,

Thank you for your valuable suggestion. I went neurosurgeon and completed clinical examination and MRI brain. We did not get any XXXXXXX problem in MRI, The problem what I’m suffering is trigiminal neuralgia as you mentioned in you replay. Currently doctor put me on DABANTIN 300mg with this I’m getting tremendous relief and doctor asked me to come back after 15 days.

Dear Doctor,

Recently I'm facing pain in right temple and projecting downwards to the jaw. This is happening very regularly. My blood pressure is not stable. To kill the stress i'm using ashwagandha ayuvedic tables. I'm not diabetic, but very close to boundary as my family has diabetic history. Till now I'm not using any tablets except Ashwagandha. And also recently I’m feeling giddiness and tidiness. So, I kindly request you to suggest me what i have to do.

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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

There are several possibilities from temporo-mandibular joint to Trigeminal neuralgia or intra-cranial hypertension. You should see a NEUROLOGIST. Clinical examination, including temporal arteries and fundus is necessary. You may need MRI brain

Have a GTT and HbA1c – to evaluate Diabetes. Kidney function and Lipids should also be seen, preferably.

Your blood pressure needs frequent check up. Ambulatory monitoring may help. Routine ECG & ECHO should be done.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Replied by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan , 5 days ago
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Posted Fri, 14 Jun 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 2 hours later
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Happy to note that you are now diagnosed properly...
Happier to hear that you are better with the treatment!

You need follow up – keep in touch with the Neurologist

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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