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    Does anyone know of ANYTHING that will help Trigeminal Neuralgia pain. I've had this torture for 5.5 years now, and no medicines have worked. I need help from somewhere.

    Thanks ,
    hrly

  • #2
    This is not something that can be helped via a discussion forum,sorry

    There are many many homeopathic remedies that are possible,the only way to find out what will work for you a full casetaking needs to be done,seek counsil from a trained classical homeopath,have them take your case.
    here is a directory of homeopaths in the USA,best of luck,let us know your progress after you have been on the remedies a while.

    www.homeopathic.org
    "Great ideas often recieve violent opposition from mediocre minds"...................Einstein

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hrly View Post
      Does anyone know of ANYTHING that will help Trigeminal Neuralgia pain. I've had this torture for 5.5 years now, and no medicines have worked. I need help from somewhere.

      Thanks ,
      hrly
      Trigeminal neuralgia is an excruciatingly painful complaint - homeopathic treatment can bring immense relief. I agree with Gina, that your best possible course of action is to find a reputable local homeopath for individualised treatment. You should certainly NOT attempt to self-prescribe for this condition.

      Mag-Phos will often act as a superficial painkiller in trigeminal neuralgia - however it is unlikely to reduce the frequency or intensity of the attacks. For acute pain, three pills of the 200th potency are dissolved in water and sipped every two minutes, up to a maximum of ten sips.

      Before any other medicines can be considered, you will need to provide us with further information:

      Are you more affected by heat or cold in general?
      Is the pain confined to the face. Where else does it go?
      Which side of the face is most affected?
      Please describe the pain (focus of the pain - extending/ radiating to where, particular sensation of the pain - e.g. burning, throbbing, shooting, stabbing, etc.).

      Is the complaint -

      Worse by draughts of air or cool breezes?
      Worse after getting wet, dampness, rainy whether, washing the face?
      Better or worse for cold or warm applications?
      Better for pressure or massage?
      Are there any other triggers or modifying factors?

      Are the attacks accompanied by any other symptoms, e.g. headache, sinus problems, itching skin?
      These are my personal views and not necessarily my professional views.The content is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR LOCAL PHYSICIAN.

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      • #4
        Tn

        My pain is not the stabbing pain. It's constant just about every day. It burns, tingles and pain is almost unbearable. I'be been to neurologist, neurosurgeons, rheumatologist, chiro. I've had 2 mri's and brain scan also. I've taken most of the medicines that they give to people who have seizures. I even question if I am getting the right diagnosis. I'm not aware of any homeopathy in my area. I live in Kings Mountain, NC. The pain is getting unbearable and really understand why they call this the suicide diesease. I also have some of the same sensations in my chest which no one can explain, and my skin actually hurts too, and no one can explain that either---------skin has feeling of being stuck by 1000's of needles. I have been on the verge of tears today.
        Thanks for any help.

        Hrly

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        • #5
          Thank you for the information. Please read the questions in my previous post again - you will need to answer each one. Most importantly, we need to know the modifying factors - what makes the pain better or worse? If you are not sure, try a few things out - put some ice on your face, or a hot water bottle. Also are you someone who is generally more affected by heat or cold? Do you prefer hot or cold weather - which makes you most uncomfortable? How has the weather been recently in your part of the world? Please make sure you answer all of the questions that I have asked you - consider it essential information. Mag Phos 200c in water is said to give much relief from the acute pains of trigeminal neuralgia.

          Kindest Regards
          Sim
          These are my personal views and not necessarily my professional views.The content is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR LOCAL PHYSICIAN.

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          • #6
            Tn

            Humid hot weather is bad but so is cold, nothing in particular seems to trigger it as i am almost always in pain, 7 days a week. The only time it doesn't hurt is when i sleep and i have to take something to sleep at night. I hope this answers your questions, i've tried to answer them all. The pain just hardly ever stops; if i have a good day at all it seems to come back worse.

            Thanks again
            hrly

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            • #7
              Thank you, but you still haven't answered even half of my questions - e.g. what side is it? Homeopaths need symptoms! Why don't you write out each question and type your answer underneath - even if it's 'don't know'? When you have answered them all, I will probably have some more questions for you!

              Is the pain of constant intensity all of the time? What aggravates (makes worse) or ameliorates (makes better) the pain?

              Sim
              These are my personal views and not necessarily my professional views.The content is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR LOCAL PHYSICIAN.

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              • #8
                Tn

                I'm sorry i've missed some of your questions----------
                cold or very hot both affect the pain
                pain is on right side of face---same sensation in my chest
                pain is burning, tingling, pain
                worse by cool breezes, even hurts top of head when wind blows or a/c on it
                rain and dampness do see m to affect it somewhat
                cold or warm compresses make burning worse
                pressure or massage-------don't know
                no one thing in particular seems to worsen in, like i said it hurts 97% of the time and yes some days worse than others.
                Please let me know if i missed anything, and ty for your time. I do appreciate it.
                I don't know of any homeopathy in this area, i have searched before.
                Hrly

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                • #9
                  Thank you - very good.

                  1. Is the pain better or worse at any regular time in a 24hr period?

                  2. Are YOU more sensitive to heat or cold? e.g. who is the first to put the heating on in your house? Do you get hot and bothered in hot weather - or do you find it hard to keep warm in cold weather? If you cannot think either way, which way would you lean? This is important so please think about it carefully!

                  3. Do you always wear a hat or scarf in cool or breezy weather? Please be specific about this - whether you do or don't and why.

                  4. Do you wake up and feel pain every morning? If you do not, when does the pain start?

                  5. Please describe the pain specifically in terms of location (where is the nucleus of the pain) and extension - how far does it radiate or what is it's pathway?

                  Many thanks
                  sim
                  These are my personal views and not necessarily my professional views.The content is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR LOCAL PHYSICIAN.

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                  • #10
                    Tn

                    face hurts worse after I've been awake a few hours, I'm about as sensitive to real hot as I am to real cold. I don't wear hat or scarf. I am the first to turn on heat. As weather cools, I am ALWAYS cold. Pain is in right side of face from eye down to almost bottom of right side, and inside mouth hurts also.
                    I am currently taking Trileptal 300 mg. twice a day. But it doesn't seem to help either.

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                    • #11
                      I apologise for all these questions - I understand that you are in considerable pain - you are giving us a lot of very useful information.

                      1. How does the pain respond to warm or cool applications (not extreme heat or freezing cold). This is a very important question! An easy test is to run a flannel under a very hot tap and then place it against your cheek. Then do the same with cold tap. How about hot or cold drinks in the mouth - do they affect the pain (better of worse)?

                      2. Before you used pain killers to sleep, do you remember the pain or 'needle sensation' being worse at night?

                      Originally posted by hrly View Post
                      worse by cool breezes, even hurts top of head when wind blows or a/c on it
                      Originally posted by hrly View Post
                      I am the first to turn on heat. As weather cools, I am ALWAYS cold.
                      3. I am surprised that you do not wear a hat or scarf. Please could you state your reason for this, in light of the above information, e.g. you feel silly wearing a hat, your head gets too hot, the tightness of the brim gives you headache, etc. This is another important question so please consider it carefully, although you may not know a reason.

                      Kindest regards
                      Sim
                      These are my personal views and not necessarily my professional views.The content is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR LOCAL PHYSICIAN.

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                      • #12
                        Tn

                        I've tried both hot and cold on face and both seem to make the burning worse. I take ambien to sleep, think I was taking that before face pain started. Firt time I went to doc 5.5 years ago it was just a tingle, and he said it was stress, took all kinds of different antidepressants. I don't wear a hat because I do not like anything on my head, I will put hood of coat on sometimes. And I will wear earmuffs. Don't remember if pain was worse at night or not before. Now it just hurts, burns, tingles, everything. And like I said when my face hurts really bad, like now, even my chest feels similar to my face. Sometimes I feel like I am having chills but I think it's the "hurting skin" that I feel.
                        I have taken almost everything you could think of as far as medicines for seizures. And I still question my diagnosis-------TN or Atypical Face Pain. Surely there is something, somewhere to ease this pain. Neurologist keeps telling me "nothing else I can do for you". I've even thought of nerve block but it's very expensive to try and may not even work. I've been thinking of trying the foot detox pads to see if they may help.
                        The only meds I take now are the Trileptal and Ambien.
                        Thanks again for all of your time.
                        hrly

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                        • #13
                          Ps

                          I would love to find someone in homeopathy in my area and I have searched and not found anyone.
                          hrly

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                          • #14
                            Hello hrly,

                            Certainly your best course of action is to find a reputable homeopath for a full consultation. If there is not one in your area, perhaps you would consider travelling? The correct homeopathic medicine can bring much relief to people with TN - often there will be no recurrence of the pain after 3 - 6 months of treatment. It can be very tedious attempting to go through this process on a forum - we could have had this conversation in less than 5 minutes in a face to face consultation!

                            I need to know the specific reasons that you do not like to wear a hat or scarf?

                            E.g. - it messes your hair up.
                            E.g. - it makes your scalp itch.
                            E.g. - you prefer to keep your head cool generally.
                            E.g. - you do not like the tightness of a headband around your head.
                            E.g. - you do not suit hats.
                            E.g. - any other reasons.

                            Please take your time to think about your answer - it is another very important question.
                            Many thanks
                            Sim
                            These are my personal views and not necessarily my professional views.The content is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR LOCAL PHYSICIAN.

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                            • #15
                              Tn

                              I guess I don't have a specific reason for not wearing a hat or scarf, guess I've just never gotten into the habit.
                              I guess if would depend how far I would have to travel to see someone in homeopathy as money has gotten tight after paying dr. bills and hospital bills in the course of 5 years.
                              So if you do have any suggestions, I would love to hear them
                              thanks,
                              hrly

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