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Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) starts off slow and then occurs more often and for longer periods.
There is no real cure. Some medications help and some procedures help.
I am a 71 year old woman who has had TN for 15 years. I have had every known treatment including Microvascular Desompression (MVD), Gylerol injections, drugs like Neurontin, Tramadol, Tegretol, etc. I have also had Gamma Knife surgery, aka stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), twice. Currently I am in remission, not due to the disease's letting up, but becuase the SRS left the side of my face numb. I suspect the numbness (imagine a xylocaine injection from your dentist) keeps the TN at bay.
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