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I used to drink very heavy and then stopped and then started doing it very sensibly. 3 years ago I stopped to look after my mum who became ill. It was then I started getting bad headaches down the left side of my head which my neurologist diagnosed as trigeminal neuralgia. He also found a lesion in the pons area which I attributed to my heavy drinking days. I was given tegretol and gabapentin, then discharged. The meds are doing nothing and I’m getting nervous that this is a new lesion. Would there be any dangers if I’ve got mixed up? I’m getting chest pains at the same time as these headaches and am worried this lesion is getting worse.

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replied February 15th, 2018
Brain and Head Injuries Answer A63164
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i believe this lesion needs further evaluation. Trigeminal neuralgia can be painful and dose titration is possible till maximum possible relief. Surgical intervention too can be considered. This lesion in pons need to be evaluated.

Take care.

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