Trigeminal Neuralgia (tic douloureux) HELP

Awesome1 firebird at
Mon Oct 30 19:05:49 EST 1995

In article <44v260$66k at>, jlccjc at (JLCCJC) says:
>My husband was just diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and was wondering
>if anyone out there has any experience with this.  We know so little right
>now.  We got infor on the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA), other
>than that, we have no understanding of this, what to expect, if he should
>get a second opinion, etc.   His family practionar diagnosed my husband
>from his symptoms.  I think he should see a neurologist, but my husband
>sees no point.  He started taking Tegretol twice a day starting yesterday.
> Does it take a while for this to start working?  
>Any information anyone may have on this would be greatly appreciated. 

    You might want to ask your neurologist to look up the use of proparacaine HCL
eye drops. This has had some pretty impressive results, and is not systemic as is
tegretol which can have side effects.


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