Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition which usually affects the trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia is more common among women than men, and it is more likely to occur in people over 50.
There are two kinds of trigeminal neuralgia: typical trigeminal neuralgia and atypical trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia usually does not lead to dizziness. The main symptom of trigeminal neuralgia is the sudden, severe, stabbing, sharp, shooting, electric-shock-like pain on one side or both sides of the face.
However, the treatments for trigeminal neuralgia may cause dizziness. Some medicines such as carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), lamotrigine (Lamictal), phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek), clonazepam (Klonopin) and gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, others) may lead to dizziness, confusion, drowsiness and nausea.
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