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Good afternoon, I am Dr Elliot. Thank you for your question. Is this shock pain sensation in one cheek? If so, how often does it happen? does it feel tender over that area? is it worse when you eat?
Thank you, ***** ***** like Trigeminal Neuralgia
Read this NHS link and let me know what you think?
So in short, yes it is self limiting and will go away on its own. Opiates do not help if analgesia is required. What will help is a medication called Carbamazepine, this would need to be prescribed by your GP as it is a longer term medication and therefore would be difficult to get from an out of hours GP
Yes, it is self limiting, so will go away on its own. The Carbamazepine is used for neuropathic pain (shooting pains/nerve pain), side effects is mainly nausea but seems to be well tolerated.
The general rule for this medication is to continue the medication until you have had the symptoms controlled for a month.
No evidence to support its use
Why can you not use this medication?
Okay, all neuropathic analgesics are antiepleptic medications or antidepressants. They also work well in nerve related pain. Self limiting means it will resolve on its own without any treatment.
Please rate my response if you wish to continue this conversation - I am happy to help, but you are asking a lot beyond the scope of your initial question.
Thank you. Yes the only other option is Gabapentin or Pregabalin
They do not do anything differently, they both work on neuropathic pain, but you take them much more frequently
This link will tell you about the treatment options, have a read of it and contact your GP or even an out of hours GP via 111 if it cannot wait.
It is to be started at 100mg 1-2 times per day as a starting dose
Yes it can do, but it is still self-limiting. But people can go on medication for it for a few months. The main group would be older, but you do not have to be old to get it - this is relying purely on statistics, there is always those outside the normal curve.
Of course, but it can take some time