Yes, many patients report long term effective management of pain while treated by anti-convulsive drugs (Tegretol, Trileptal, Neurontin, Baclofen). My wife has been on the same dose of Neurontin without significant breakthrough pain for over 12 years.
When I have had it
I use prescription lidocaine patch on my face : )
Thanks - that is interesting. I guess that means that you don't have breakthroughs that often(?)