I have Trigeminal Neuralgia, I take Gabapenton 1800 milligrams per day, and I also take 10 milligrams of Prednisone for Lupus. Since I have been taking the Prednisone I have very little breakthrough of pain. I have tried to reduce the Prednisone and I get breakthroughs of pain. I am beside myself because I do not want to go up on the Prednisone or the Gabapenton. And I do not want to have the pain. I have heard of a Glycerol and Alcohol injection in the Trigeminal nerve.
How safe is that?
Does it work?
Can I get off the meds?
Is there pain in having that treatment done when on the table?