One moment, you’re fine. And in a blink you are in excruciating pain. No warning. No twinge. Just searing electric burning pain. Often on one side of the face but for some bilateral or reaching behind your scalp on fire your top 5 or 6 vertebrae searing. As you read you’ll recognize Trigeminal Neuralgia.
In moments not even seconds, you go from a healthy active person, to a chronic pain warrior. And life is forever more changed.
Newly Diagnosed – Advocating Basics
From within this pain Drs expect you to manage your health. I’d laugh except it makes us cry, that from within one of two of the highest level of pain known to humans, we are to reach beyond it and manage our health.
Trigeminal Neuralgia comes with it’s own ‘side effects’, officially called autonomic symptoms; which often are magnified by the medications.
Here are a few, but not an exhaustive, list of known autonomic symptoms.
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