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This is Dr. David
I am a cancer doctor.
what type of cancer were you diagnosed with?
trigeminal neuralgia is diagnosed by a thin slice MRI scan of the brain looking at the trigeminal nerve at the skull base.
closed MRI scanners have much better image resolution than open MRI scanners.
tegretol or carbamazapine is a much better treatment option than lyrica for trigeminal neuraliga. have you tried it?
have you had a brain MRI scan? do you have your brain MRI scan report? this would help tell you if you have trigeminal neuralgia.