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Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
1/15/2011 11:43:50 AM

Reviewer: patti524, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I take this for TN. I started on a low dose and was pain free. Doctor tried weaning me off and after 3 days had pain again. About 3 weeks ago had intense pain and doc increased to 1200 per day and tramadol. Pain under control, but I am tired all day and feel like my brain short circuits. I've never been ditzy til now. Often forget words while talking. Constantly yawning. Was able to stop ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
1/6/2011 12:36:05 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was started on this medication following facial shingles which left me with TN. I developed a shingles outbreak while undergoing treatment for leukemia. I found the drug to be much more effective than neurotin with occasional TN episodes. After about a year I began having more episodes with an increase in pain with each episode. My physician increased my does from 200 am 400pm to 400 twice a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
12/10/2010 9:28:14 PM

Reviewer: Shawn, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been taking the meds for a month. 200 mg split in half twice a day. I felt better at first, but then the DR upped the dose and I got lots of the listed side effects including hair loss. I am ashamed to admit it, but I was almost more upset about the hair loss than the jaw pain! So, I am taking 200mg split in half again and ALEVE. Honestly the less I think about it the better I feel. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
12/4/2010 10:07:04 PM

Reviewer: garry, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Facial Nerve Pain
11/1/2010 11:30:27 AM

Reviewer: on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
bad bilateral facial pain. Tegretol and tramadol have worked wonders.

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