Trigeminal Neuralgia (Facial Nerve Pain) (cont.)
When to Seek Medical Care
Contact your doctor when you begin to have these pains.
- It is essential you see a doctor familiar with the care of patients with trigeminal neuralgia early on to help prevent the development of more severe complications.
- It is especially important to work with your doctor
because with appropriate drug therapy trigeminal neuralgia can almost always be controlled.
Seek immediate medical attention or go to a hospital's
Emergency Department under the following circumstances:
- When your current medication does not control the pain and you need immediate relief
- When your pain prevents eating and drinking and places you at risk for malnutrition or dehydration
- When you experience profound side effects of your medication such as severe drowsiness, sedation, nausea, or vomiting
- When a doctor advises you to seek evaluation and treatment for any of these problems
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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