Re: chemical sensitivity and trigeminal neuralgia
My symptoms are not the same as yours, but my trigeminal nerve is definitely involved. How/when did your problems begin? I was exposed to lignite (soft coal) pollution in Dec./Jan in Kosovo. I also have been unable to find anyone with similar symptoms.
I breathe in chemicals through my nose (or mouth) which then causes a taste/tingling sensation in my tongue and pain in my teeth. It can be any of my teeth although the pain is usually concentrated to my front top or bottom teeth. My triggers are substances from Kosovo, VOCs, smoke, heat sources, cleaning products, personal care products, plastics, etc.
I also have digestive problems, clotting, damage to my spleen, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, sinus pain. This week I'm off my supplements so my urine can be tested for metals. I found relief by limiting my diet to organic fruits, vegetables (no nightshades), gluten-free grains, beans, fish, poultry. Zinc and Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements help too.
Could you pass along a link or reference to the article you found? Thanks!