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Hi everyone, i was diagnosed with TN in 2011 at the age of 25. It went away for 3 years then cme back in march this year. It kept getting worse over the last couple of months that i couldn't eat, talk etc without getting painful shocks to my face, i lost weight because of this. I kept increasing my tegretol until it no longer worked. Last wednesday i was taken to the hospital by ambulance because i kept getting stabbing pains over and over and over in my face. i was just screaming. i was scared to talk, lick my lips, eat etc that i had to communicate with the doctors and nurses with pen and paper. i was given an iv because i had not eaten or drank anything in days. i was given morphine shots for the pain but that barley helped. i had an mri done 3 days ago but it came back clear so there is no known cause for my TN. I had enough. i started b complex pills at one a day 3 days ago, i also drink ensure, lots of water and naturally made fruit and vegetable smoothies. to my suprise my shocking attacks got less and the pain was not as intense. i last took one 200 mg tegretol almost 24 hours ago compared to 4 just a week ago. i have had no attacks all day and i was able to eat without any problems. i feel like crying considering what i have been through. so please guys try vitamin b complex, lots of water and a healthy diet and it may work for you too. no harm in trying. relief wouldn't come over night so don't give up!!!
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