Living with Trigeminal Neuralgia

Living with trigeminal neuralgia can be difficult especially in the more severe cases. The disorder can affect your interaction with friends, family and co-workers as well as your productivity at work. It helps to keep in touch with others who suffer from the same condition. Joining a support group can provide you with much needed understanding and encouragement. Group members are often up to date with the latest developments and treatments. Listening to them share about their experiences can help you learn new ways to cope with the pain. Your neurologist can help you locate a group in your area.

If you are having trouble locating a support group in your area you can try online support groups like

Additional information on the disorder can be obtained from:

TNA -- Facial Pain Association (formerly the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association)

408 W. University Avenue

Suite 602, Gainesville, FL 32601

  1. [email protected]

American Pain Foundation

201 North Charles Street

Suite 710 Baltimore, MD 21201-4111

  1. [email protected]

Frequently asked questions
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