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Are the trigeminal nerve and nerve pain in the leg connected?

I am having a severe flare up with my trigeminal neurolgia. My Dr., has increased my gabapentin meds from 600mg a day, to 1,800 a day (gradually) I ve taken 900mg for the last few days and it doesn t seem to be helping the nerve pain yet. Additionally, I ve just had similar nerve pain, come on suddenly (sitting at my desk) stemming from my groin all the way down the the back side of my leg. This is not a quick stabbing electric jolt pain like I have in my head, its solid pain, with the intensity increasing every few minutes. Its lasted for almost an hour. I am afraid to walk for fear of falling down. Is there a connection between the trigeminal nerve pain and the sudden, severe nerve pain in my leg?
Mon, 13 Mar 2017
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
trigiminal neuralgia and pain in leg are not connected both can consult neurologist for examination and advise on treatment.generaly carbabamizopalm or tegretal is recomanded to block the painsignal from going to brain
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