Depression. Understandably, depression is also common amongst those with the disease. With no current cure available and poor treatment options, living with Trigeminal Neuralgia can be devastating. Going through life for the average person is hard enough. Going through life in constant pain with no real relief in sight is miserable.
Suicide. This disease has earned itself the extremely morbid nickname of “The Suicide Disease.” Severe depression can result in suicide if not properly monitored. What’s more is that people living with Trigeminal Neuralgia tend to be taking loads of drugs just to manage the pain and often OD. Whether the OD’s are mostly purposeful or accidental remains unclear.
Pain management. Obviously, if you’re in constant and severe pain, you’re going to have to find a way to keep it somewhat manageable. Your doctor can prescribe anticonvulsants to help keep the nerves from reacting to irritation. Muscle relaxants are also typically prescribed to people with this disease.