- CASE FILE
I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. I was diagnosed in 2007 and was successful in using medications to control it until October 2018.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Trigeminal Neuralgia affects the Trigeminal Nerve in my face. It causes extreme pain as if I'm being electrocuted or shocked in my jaw repeatedly. It also causes extreme burning, throbbing pain from my ear, through my cheek to the tip of my nose and from my ear to the area above my eyebrow. Most recently the pain has moved into my chin and radiates from my jaw into the roof of my mouth and into my tongue. I was diagnosed in 2007 and have successfully used medication to control it until October 2018 when it came out of remission. Previously when it came out of remission, the attacks only lasted for a period of 3 months but this time, it has not gone back into remission and I've been dealing with this pain for a year. The disease is known as the suicide disease and has caused me to attempt suicide 7 times since 2013. It is referred to as the most painful disease known to modern medicine. I need to know if there is an alternative to treating the disease other than medication since medication no longer works for me.