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Is there any help diagnosis of ATFP. My quality of life @ 53

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Is there any help for the diagnosis of ATFP. My quality of life @ 53 is so sad. Plus I got hit with this pain 2 months after my 2nd lumbar Spinal Fusion. And of all the jobs in the world I have been a Flight Attendant with American Airlines for 28 years. I choose life, with the help from GOD, and he is the one that started typing this message to the Professionals.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Hi

I believe you are talking about atypical facial pain, correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
DUKE indicated according to MRI no surgical procedures would work. MRI CLEAR
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please help 😀 I am seeing Dr. Joel Napenas DDS aka Oral Medicine Doctor. June 6, 2016
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is located @ Carilinas Center for Oral Health. My pain is left nostril only. Klonopin worked great for 6 months
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 1 year ago.
Hello,I'm Camille, and I’m a moderator for this topic. I sent your requested Expert a message to follow up with you here, when they are back online.
If I can help further, please let me know. Thank you for your continued patience.
Best,
Camille
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank You Camille
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You are the Best
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 1 year ago.
you are very welcome, thank you for your kind patience :-)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the questions I ask in my e mail?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Camille I can't find where the doctor replied
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
HI, you will receive and email that will tell you when Dr. Thomas comes back online and responds to you on this question. The alert email will contain a link to this question, so you don't have to stay online waiting.
Thank you
Camille
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

OK
What is your question about this disorder?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Surgery seems to be a NO according to DUKE. Klonopin worked for 6 months. All anti-consultant meds didn't help. Any suggestions
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

lyrica, is not on your list I believe

I don't see lidocaine patches, which are topical.

Dronabinol

And other choices......

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have taken Effexor 150 mg for 18 years. Would this interact with lyrica. Effexor for Fibromyalgia
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Hello

This can increase side effects in some cases.

It is a moderate interaction and has to be monitored by your doctor.

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