Pain relief suggestions

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are there certain food and drinks that I should avoid? 

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    Hello Sime

    Eating anything at all without pain would be a great step forward!

    Some people on these forum chains have to try using straws or eating well chopped food unfortunately. Often, the very act of opening the mouth to receive any type of food is a problem. Some report exacerbations if they try spicy or even sugary/sweet food. I don't think there is any type of food that will cause "less" pain. This is particularly true for those of us who have the electric stabs in the maxillary branch of the Trigeminal nerve (upper lip and the nose area usually). As for kissing in any romantic way at all - forget it!! - or whistling! - and shaving or trimming moustache is agony.


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    Sometimes just touching yogurt with tip of my tongue will bring on the pain. I don't think there's any rhyme or reason to what causes an attack. It just does what it does when and where it wants. Thank heaven for Tegretol. Good luck!

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      Does anyone know if a really big slug or very many slugs of whisky or similar (well over drive limit and at level that most people would be very drunk) does in fact reduce the pain if only for a while? The down-side of this is having a terrible hangover and headache as well as the TN in the morning I suppose!


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    I had suffered terribly for a year then my chiropractors tried Acupuncture (not the Chinese style the muscle type) after three sessions and two weeks it was cured!! Only had a few very slight pains in 8 months. Can't express the relief it was a total nightmare no one can understand unless you have it.

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