Post Edited (Tasaulkah) : 7/22/2012 9:38:57 PM (GMT-6)
I'm myself suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia, so I can understand your pain well. Attacks have become very frequent for me and now I'm going for a MRI tomorrow. Do not worry. This disease is not fatal although debilitating. Eat well, identify your triggers and avoid them. Try remaining stress free. Think positive. Make sure you
· Eat soft foods.
· Make sure your drinks and foods are not too cold or hot when you consume them.
· Wash your face with lukewarm water (body temperature).
· Use cotton pads when washing your face.
· Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water after eating if tooth brushing triggers an attack.
· Avoid known triggers as much as possible
Follow the advise of your neurologist. If attacks persists go for a MRI. MRI as my doctor says is not for diagnosing Trigeminal Neuralgia but for identifying tumors etc. which will be a rare scenario and for screening whether we require a surgery for the blood vessel that is causing us pain or not. I'm never gonna go for a surgery even if the doctor advises so as it is not the permanent relief and TN can come back even after the surgery.
Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 2/4/2013 6:07:14 PM (GMT-7)