Trigeminal Neuralgia - Causes

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What causes trigeminal neuralgia?

Most often, the cause of trigeminal neuralgia is idiopathic, meaning the cause is not known. There are some instances when the nerve can be compressed by nearby blood vessels, aneurysms, or tumors.

There are inflammatory causes of trigeminal neuralgia because of systemic diseases including multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis, and Lyme disease. There also is an association with collagen vascular diseases including scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Comment from: t, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I have been treated for trigeminal neuralgia for three weeks now. I thought I had a tooth ache until my physician and my neurologist said different. I am thinking it is due to my cranial facial reconstruction and removal of a large hemangioma over my right eye 4 years ago. I am being treated with Tegretol XR 2 times a day but to relieve some of the pain I take Tylenol extra strength. I just want the pain to go away.

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Comment from: angus, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

Toxic mold exposure caused my trigeminal neuralgia, which was chronic for a long while after that, but with antifungal nasal sprays got better; except when exposed to any toxic mold mycotoxins (especially stachybotrys), even briefly, even on a person's clothes. Then I have an attack and it doesn't go away until I do nasal antifungal spray and shower actually.

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