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Trigeminal Nerve Block

Hi People, I'm surprised I can't find anything regarding trigeminal nerve block on here. Nor can I find my old posts maybe things have changes with forum upgrades and I don't post often, but basically I have been dealing with insane symptoms for a long time and I moved to try to relieve my symptoms bc all of this started when I moved to high altitude. I became very reactive to the weather and it got worse and worse the longer I was at high altitude. I moved back to sea level and it didn't cure my symptoms like I thought it would. I've been at sea level for 2 years now seeing a maze of Drs. recently started with pain management who had me try lyrica (doing well on that) and 2 weeks ago they gave me a trigeminal nerve block on left side to see if it works. They said they can't identify what is causing my pain bc it's atypical face pain. They said the nerve block works right away and in the 2 weeks since I've had it, I've had no pain on the left side of my face, it's amazing really and truly it's the most dramatic improvement. I have a ton of other symptoms still, but this pain was the worse thing ever and the nerve block into the trigeminal nerve has made it stop so apparently my trigeminal nerve is the source of my face pain. Just putting this out there, I'm curious if others have had this procedure done?

  1. Hi there,
    Thank you for reaching out. I know the site has changed a little bit but if you go to the search button on the top left of the home page, you can search trigeminal nerve block and I found a couple different topics on this. Here is one that I found, not sure if it is what you're looking for or not. https://migraine.com/clinical/cgrp-treating-trigeminal-nerve-dysfunction
    I am glad that your serve pain has gone away and I hope you figure out your other symptoms soon. I also am on lyrica and it has helped me a lot. Hopefully that continues to help you. Please let us know if there are any other questions you have or if there are any other resources we can show you! Warmly, Tara (team member)

    1. I am seeking similar answers to you. When I have these ‘migraine’ attacks that the doctor claims is a migraine, my entire face - not just one side, has an electrical sensation, like I’m being mildly electrocuted. My skin recently has been getting hot during these episodes. I would like to know if a Migraine can trigger the Trigeminal nerve like this.

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