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Trigeminal Neuralgia: TN stole my life and I want my life back

Trigeminal Neuralgia:  TN stole my life and I want my life back

I felt the title for this blog was warranted due to the fact that my life has totally changed since my first bout with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). My family used to go to Kings Dominion (amusement park) once a year.  The last few years I realized that I was no longer able to ride rollercoasters or […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Martin Luther King, Jr. quote

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Martin Luther King, Jr. quote

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The above quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. aspires me to keep moving. I keep moving.  I keep blogging.  I […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Ears feeling stuffy and weird in a noisy room

Trigeminal Neuralgia:  Ears feeling stuffy and weird in a noisy room

Do your ears feel stuffy and sometimes trigger pain due to noises? Sometimes when I am in a crowded room my hearing becomes muffled and my ears feel very stuffy and weird. If I stay in this environment too long the pain will creep up on me and in what seems like no time I […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Sometimes you never know how strong you are

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Sometimes you never know how strong you are

  After dealing with episodes of off and on pain due to Trigeminal Neuralgia for the past 10 years, seeing the above image on the internet is exactly how I feel. This image goes perfectly with the Bob Marley quote, You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Support groups and Research Foundations

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Support groups and Research Foundations

If you or someone you know is affected by Trigeminal Neuralgia you do not have to be alone. Below are some support groups that will answer your questions as well as support you emotionally. I will add to the list as I find helpful groups. Websites The Facial Pain Association Living With TN Trigeminal Neuralgia […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: What triggers TN for me

Trigeminal Neuralgia:  What triggers TN for me

Lately I have been asked many questions about Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN).  Below are some of the most popular questions. What triggers your Trigeminal Neuralgia to flare up? I think that is a great question and one that I have been pondering as well as observing for years. I’ve noticed that when I am super-stressed or […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Today my pain helped another

Trigeminal Neuralgia:  Today my pain helped another

Today I was not feeling very well however I am a warrior.  I got dressed and went to work as usual. While at work I heard a customer fussing at one of my cashiers.  I went to the line and pulled the customer out of line to assist them one on one. At first the […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Cards everyone with TN should have handy

Trigeminal Neuralgia:  Cards everyone with TN should have handy

I stumbled upon these wonderful cards on Facebook on the End Trigeminal Neuralgia. It sums up everything that victims of Trigeminal Neuralgia go through all in one handy place. One side reads: What is Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)? TN is pain in 1 or both of our two main nerves, coming from above the ears and […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Invisible disease

Trigeminal Neuralgia:  Invisible disease

  I came across the above image on the internet that inspired me to write this blog. There are some diseases that you can see on the outside, however there are countless others that you cannot see. Since many cannot see the illness they cannot relate to the pain the person is experiencing inside. Some […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Physician’s Assistant had no compassion for chronic pain

Trigeminal Neuralgia:  Physician’s Assistant had no compassion for chronic pain

I’ve been in pain off and on for the past two months.  Monday and Tuesday were my first two days being able to consume solid food, because the pain in my face was so intense, in two weeks. Tuesday night it was slightly painful to eat, however I was able to finally eat two pieces […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Weighing having Microvascular Decompression

Trigeminal Neuralgia:  Weighing having Microvascular Decompression

As the years pass by my bouts with Trigeminal Neuralgia are becoming more and more intense as well as the pain lasting for longer periods of time. After posting my blog “Living With Trigeminal Neuralgia” I decided to Google doctors/surgeons in my area (Washington DC Metropolitan area) for those in the medical field that specialize […]

The day I found out I had Trigeminal Neuralgia Pt 1

Yesterday I posted two blogs (“Living with Trigeminal Neuralgia” and “Trigeminal Neuralgia stalls my weight loss journey or nah“) that peaked interest from many online as well as offline in regards to Trigeminal Neuralgia.  With that said, I decided to tell my experience in regards to TN. The Day That Changed The Rest of My Life […]

Living with Trigeminal Neuralgia

Living with Trigeminal Neuralgia

I shared a post earlier today called Trigeminal Neuralgia stalls my weight loss journey or nah. I must admit when I shared this post I was optimistic about my weight loss, however quite frustrated with Trigeminal Neuralgia aka “suicide disease”. I shared my post on Facebook and a woman name Diane Linston replied saying she had […]

Trigeminal Neuralgia stalls my weight loss journey or nah

Trigeminal Neuralgia stalls my weight loss journey or nah

As many of you know my weight loss journey was supposed to start on 03-03-2014.  The third of March has come and gone. I never in my wildest dreams would have imagined the cross I bear called Trigeminal Neuralgia would stall the start to my new healthy lifestyle or would it. I knew I was […]