10 Unnerving Facts About The ‘Suicide Disease’

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN, aka the “suicide disease”) is considered to be the worst pain known to man and medicine. People with this rare condition experience excruciating pain to their fifth cranial nerve. Some treatment options are available, but the condition is progressive and incurable. Although it is not a widely known disease, even non-sufferers will find…

CBD oil and Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is one of the most painful disorders known and is commonly referred to as the suicide disease. The trigeminal nerve is responsible for the transmission of all sensory information from the face and head. This includes but is not limited to temperature, pain, and pressure sensation. Most of us experience the benefits of…

TIP SHEET: NEUROPATHIC FACE PAIN AND TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA

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Suicide Disease: New treatment available for painful nerve condition

  CINCINNATI – A breakthrough treatment is now available that could save thousands of people each year who suffer from a condition so painful, many often try to take their own lives. Imagine something so painful that it feels like an electric shock under the skin. That’s how people describe Trigeminal Neuralgia. Mayfield Clinic doctors…

5 Rare Diseases You’ve Never Heard Of (Until Now)

Diagnostic Odyssey  It took 18 years for Patricia Weltin to get the correct diagnosis. Her daughters have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder involving too-loose joints that easily dislocate as well asoverly elastic, fragile skin and many complications. That long road to the right diagnosis is known as the “diagnostic Odyssey,” says Dr. Christopher Austin, director of…

Woman finds hope in struggle with ‘suicide disease’

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a rare chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face. Simply said, it is facial pain and there currently is no cure. October 7, 2016, is International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. “Trigeminal Neuralgia, at its worst, puts you bed-bound,” Holley said. “You cannot work. You’re on… I was on multiple medications just to keep the pain at bay, and…

A Pained Life: Lost in Translation

By Carol Levy, Columnist Whenever I go to a doctor with a pain related complaint, I am asked the question we all know: “On a scale of 1 to 10, how bad is it?” I always preface my answer: “Only trigeminal neuralgia is a 10.” Nevertheless, they persist: “Give me a number. Well, okay, if…

Alternative Treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia

  Alternative treatments for trigeminal neuralgia are similar to those for occipital neuralgia, although there are some differences as the pain of trigeminal neuralgia is in the face rather than the back of the head. Some of these treatments include: 1. Vitamin B12 supplementation. This vitamin helps promote healthy nerve function. This is particularly important…