I have a 16 years old daughter that has facial pain, it takes the nose and the left maxillary area including the teeth, the diagnosis was atypical trigeminal neuralgia. The doctor gave her Topamax. I decide to discontinue it, because she had all kind of reactions and the pain continues. What kind of doctor should I visit? All her blood test is ok. She had a CT done at its ok. Wanda.
My suggestion is to contact the Trigeminal Neuralgia Society. One very good source of information would be a local spokesperson for that society. You can locate a spokesperson through their web site, www.fpa-support.org or by calling them at 800-923-3608. Sometimes, neurosurgical procedures can help trigeminal neuralgia although most of the time medication to decrease neuropathic pain is the preferred first measure. Just because Topamax and work did work does not mean that are not other medication approaches.
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Last updated March 3, 2008.
Published On: March 03, 2008