Who it affects. Doctors note that Trigeminal Neuralgia primarily affects people over the age of 50. And, of course, women are more likely to get the disease than men. That’s the way the world works, isn’t it?
There are young people with the disease. While the disease primarily affects those over 50, this does not exclude young people from getting the disease. There are a handful of 20-somethings with Trigeminal Neuralgia as well. These cases are often worse because they realize they have to go on living the entirety of their life with this chronic, intense pain. If you’re 50 or 60 when you get it, the grim upside is that you have fewer years of pain left.
How it affects your social life. Those with Trigeminal Neuralgia often also have anxiety because they are constantly worried about their next pain attack. Because of this, it limits their ability to not only enjoy their lives, but to go out and socialize.