Trigeminal Neuralgia - "the WORST pain in the world"
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a terrible thing...
Date: 7/13/2017 9:17:32 PM ( 5 y ) ... viewed 1682 times
Trigeminal Neuralgia - "the WORST pain known to medical science"!! Google it if you don't believe it.
"Giving birth" is terrible at times, it can be easy for some women, but when it is bad it is breaking hip bones and ripping flesh and of course the 40 hours of severe cramping... it has got to be Hell.
What makes TN - Trigeminal Neuralgia - so bad?
In some ways it resembles torture techniques that are designed to cause maximum FEAR in prisoners - timing, for one thing - if they know the torture could start any time of day or night, the prisoner starts expecting it at all times of night or day. T.N. comes on at any time of day or night, sometimes 3 or 4 attacks per day, sometimes no attacks on a given day, but tomorrow??
The PAIN ITSELF is a unique quality due to the fact that the Trigeminal Nerve is one of the "fattest" nerves, and it is not very long - the full amperage [force] of what a nerve can carry is felt as pain.
It is "useless pain" - there is no injury, nothing urgent going on that requires pain to alert us to the problem, IT is NERVE PAIN - the nerve itself is producing the pain. It is getting irritated somehow.
Besides calling it "the worst pain known to medicine", the French call it "Tic de la Rue" [spelling?].
Trigeminal Neuralgia became known as "THE SUICIDE PAIN" but that term has been pushed aside due to the fact that suicide is not an unreasonable choice when there are frequent attacks of peak pain intensity. That name might become a suggestion to victims of TN.
FYI - The Trigeminal nerve serves three things - the nostril, eye, and upper teeth - one branch for each side of our head.
On a Personal Note - I had TN 5 years ago, it went away after two years, and came back last week. July 2017.
I have had one attack per day, nearly peak pain. It is unlike any pain I have knows - including my broken legs, dislocated shoulder, bone surgeries, and migraines 'which are the 2nd worst pain Ive known .... Chronic pain, sciatica, concussions, whipped with a belt, broken finger, burns, cuts, and hot sauce.
nothing comes close.
I am afraid, and I want to die before the next attack. I probably wont though....
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