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just a tip i used to do when the pain started is open my mouth spoke to the surgeon last week about it and he agreed it should work as you open your mouth it slightly pulls the nerve away from the artery 

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    I know what you mean!  I've done this - opened my mouth really wide and it seems to ease it quite quickly.  There's a famous painting called 'The Scream' which makes me wonder if the artist had trigeminal neuralgia!


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    I agree Chris. I also find that keeping perfectly still, preferably in a comfy chair possibly helps a little. Has anyone else found that while looking  downwards any movement of the face ( speaking, eating, cleaning teeth, etc) can bring on a shock? . I avoid this  although it may be difficult when eating and cleaning the teeth.
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    I found if you take a vitamin B 100 complex (Puritans buy 2 get 3 free)  a B12 in the am I am pain free until supper time. Them I take 1/2 a Carbamasapine & I'm fine all night. Huge relief!

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