Trigeminal Nerve Migraines Confusion...

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   Posted 11/24/2014 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had severe migraines that I could not pinpoint for several months, until I went to see a neurologist. He prescribed to me Amitriptyline and Propranolol, and told me that it was due to my Trigeminal Nerves. The medicines are barely helping, and I am still getting migraines daily. I take fioricet at the onset to help, which it only does about half the time.

What I'm failing to understand is this: in telling me that it was due to my trigeminal nerves, was I being told that I have trigeminal neuralgia? I am trying to do research on my condition in order to locate an eventual coping mechanism, and I'm not sure what I even have.

Can anyone explain? Many thanks if you can!

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   Posted 11/28/2014 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum.

See my diagnosis below.

I went to 7 neurologist, before I finally decided enough! I went to John Hopkins in MD. Received a complete diagnosis, was put on a final combo of meds, 4 which I am still on.

Currently I am seeing a Neuro at Thomas Jefferson in Phila. PA.

I suggest, a Leading Hospital for complete diag. then a neur at major hospital near your for on going maint. care.

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