Hello, I have suffered from TN for the past 23 years, ever since I had my wisdom teeth removed in a local hospital. I have tried many different medications, and have been offered the mvd procedure. After much thought, I decided against this, as it frightened me to much. I have had to learn to live with this horrible illness. My attacks come and go, lasting for around 5 days. I could then be symptom free for a month or so then it returns, as if to remind me that its not gonna go away!
I used to think that my attacks were brought on by stress, but lately they seem to be slightly more frequent, and not necessarily when i am stressed. I feel so sorry for anybody who has this, I cant talk or brush my hair when i have it, and its so hard to explain the pain to somebody else. The best way I have learned is to say its like a lightening strike down the side of my face.
just wanted to share my story.