Thanks for the link. Oh yes, I've had 11 yrs to read up on TN. I got it in '99! I have the "atypical" TN though...where the pain is constant and not i intermittent. The docitors always call it Trigeminal Neuralgia and even put that on my forms, orders, patient receipts etc. I guess it falls under that category enough.
The Neurologists I've seen do not want to do any Gamma, MVD, etc. due to the fact that mine is the 'atypical form'. And this new Neurologist I went to did tell me to get a second opinion from a Neurosurgeon in the TX Medical Center (so your advise is absolutely feasible).
Thanks again for the info!