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Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia (GPN) is “chronic pain syndrome that causes intense, shooting pains in the back of the tongue and throat, tonsillar areas, and middle ear.”
The pain is due to malfunction of the glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX), which moves the muscles of the throat and carries information from the throat, tonsils, and tongue to the brain.
Glossopharyngeal neuralgia, a rare disorder, usually begins after age 40 and occurs more often in men. Often, its cause is unknown. However, glossopharyngeal neuralgia sometimes results from an abnormally positioned artery that compresses the glossopharyngeal nerve near where it exits the brain stem. Rarely, the cause is a tumor in the brain or neck.
I was diagnosed with GPN about two months ago and have been taking carbamazepine for about 6 weeks now and seems to help a little some days but still have days where tramadol is the only thing that works. For the last month I have had this feeling…Continue
I have an appt. with a neurosurgeon on Thurs . Their not sure if I have GPN or g neuralgia. I have trued tegretol ,and am already on Topamax and amytripyline.The dr. seems to think surgery is the next step. I just need some guidance as to what…Continue
In America, this Thursday is Thanksgiving. We spend the day thinking about what we are grateful for and also eating a lot of turkey and pie. :)I thought it would be fun to start a discussion on what we're all thankful for. I'll get it going:I'm…Continue
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