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I am not a trigeminal neuralgia (TN) sufferer, nor a doctor, but you brave folks have my sincerest sympathy.
I was studying something (probably unrelated) when my research led me to a century-old book on electro-therapeutics, which I read entirely. Electro-therapeutics was a medical field where low-power electricity was used to treat patients for certain problems, especially those involving the nerves - it was mostly discarded long ago. Today, it is commonly considered quackery, but I disagree with that prejudicial, ignorant dismissal. The book I read, "The Medical and Surgical Uses of Electricity" by Dr. Alphonso David Rockwell, states clearly when such treatments worked, and when they didn't, leading me to believe the statements of the (global) practitioners of that time period. That book mentions "tic douloureux" (TN), but doesn't go into great detail; but I found one where the author claimed to have successfully treated his TN patients ("Handbook of Electro-therapeutics, Volume 27" by Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Erb, at least pages 138 and 238), so I thought I'd mention it here.
If I had untreatable TN, I'd undoubtedly look into this, even though I'm rather sure there isn't a doctor who performs such electrical treatments today. Perhaps you could convince one who would be willing to learn how. I at least wanted to inform you. Hopefully you can find a sympathetic ear within the medical community. Of course, do not try anything like this yourself, as I'd imagine it can be dangerous and could actually make things worse if done ignorantly. Good luck.
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