Friday, October 3, 2008
My First Neurologist Appointment
I had managed to do research about this "Trigeminal Neuralgia" that the doc spoke about and I had every symptom.I knew it was what I had so when I saw the neurologist I basically diagnosed myself, I had MRI's done and they didn't show any abnormalities. 90% of the time MRI's and Angiograms don't show anything touching the trigeminal nerve causing the illness because it is usually as minute as a strand of hair. She however had no doubt either that this is what I had. She then told me why my GP put me on antidepressants - this is because it helps calm the central nervous system down and thus minimizes pain. She tried a stronger antidepressant on me, which caused me to fall asleep at my desk at work, so she then tried Neurontin on me, only 200mg's a day which worked just fine.