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Is there any help for the diagnosis of ATFP. My quality of

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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:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


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.
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, 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
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

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:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

lyrica, is not on your list I believe

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


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:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


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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