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Trigeminal Neuralgia: Frequently Asked Questions


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What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
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Trigeminal Neuralgia is a disease of one of the 13 major brain nerves which controls the facial muscles. It is the most severe form of painful diseases the human have, especially when it comes to the intensity of painful attacks. Please click for more information.

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I have been just diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. What should I know about Trigeminal Neuralgia and its treatment?
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Every patient with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) should make a note of the following:

  • TN is relatively a difficult disease condition which requires long term or may be lifelong treatment.
  • There is a treatment for it and the disease can be kept under very good control
  • Thought the conventional treatment is effective, most patients require additional treatment such as homeopathic treatment to achieve better control.
  • Some of the patients receiving conventional medication may present with mild or severe adverse effects. Some patients may have to even discontinue the medication due to adverse effects. Homeopathy plays good role in such cases.
  • It is possible that your conventionally trained medical doctor (neurologist) may not suggest you homeopathic treatment, due to ignorance about homeopathy. It is your right to suggest him to recommend homeopathy after proper study. You may suggest this web site: http://www.trigeminalneuralgiacure.com
  • Surgery may be indicated in some severer and resistant cases.
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Which areas on my body may get affected in TN?
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TN affects one of the sides of face. Most patients have right side affected. No other body parts gets affected due to TN.

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What are the causes of TN?
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Please check this link: Click here

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What actually happens in TN?
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TN is not fully understood. Current understanding about TN is suggestive of demyelination of the Trigeminal Nerve. It means, eroding of one of the upper layers of the nerve, giving abnormal hypersensitivity to the entire area which is supplied by that nerve.

Please check this animated presentation on TN:

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No one in my family has TN. How did I get it?
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TN is not necessarily an inherited disease. In some cases we find evident of family history of TN. In many cases there may not be such history. Some patients may also give family history of Multiple sclerosis, Brain tumor, or ther neurological disease.

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I have TN. Does it mean that my child will have it too?
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No. It is not a rule.

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What are the symptoms of TN?
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TN patients present with typical symptoms. Most cases can be diagnose clinically by evaluating the symptoms. The symptoms include moderate to most severe pain which is described as lancinating, electric current like, screwed up feeling, etc. The pain may last for a few seconds to a few hours (in extreme cases).

Please click here to read about symptoms of TN.

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How is TN diagnosed?
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TN can well be diagnosed clinically based on the typical symptoms. It is advisable in all the cases of TN to have a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to examine underlying pathology.Please check this link for diagnosis.

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Is there any literature on TN?
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Please download a brochure from this link and share with your local doctor.

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What is the conventional treatment TN?
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Please click here to read about the conventional treatment for TN.

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What is homeopathy?
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Homeopathy is an alternative medicine originated in Germany. It works wonders for chronic diseases including TN. Please click this for more information.www.askdrshah.com/app/homoeopathy.asp

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Why do you suggest homeopathy treatment for TN?
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The homeopathic treatment treats TN very effectively and safely. Please click here to check its advantages. Read more

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If I am on the conventional treatment, can I still start with homeopathy?
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Are there side effects of homeopathic medicines?
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No. Not at all.

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Do they interact with the conventional medicines?
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No. Homeopathic medicines can be safely taken with the conventional medicines.

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If I am on some other medications such as drugs for diabetes, hypertension, etc.; do I have to stop them while on homeopathy?
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No. You can continue all other medicines for other diseases if you start with homeopathy. Homeopathy does not adversely interact with the conventional medicines.

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When do I start seeing improvement after starting homeopathy medicine?
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Most patients start observing improvement within four to six weeks. The entire treatment may go on for over two years or evern longer, as TN is a chronic and difficult disease.

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What is the success rate in treating TN with homeopathy?
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Our study has shown improvement in the cases of TN to varying in over 80% of the patients.

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What are homeopathic medicines prepared from?
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The homeopathic medicines are largely sources from minerals, herbs, chemicals, etc. More information about some of the commonly used medicines for TN can be read at Clink here

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How is Dr Shah's homeopathic treatment different than one which I could receive from regular homeopath?
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Well, Dr Rajesh Shah, MD has been working on various difficult diseases since 1984. He has worked, studied and documented over 350 cases of Trigeminal Neuralgia. He has introduced new homeopathic medicine for TN, which is an international patent (pending).