Alternatives to anti-seizure meds

Hi all! I am new to the forum and new to TN. I had it about a year ago as type 2 then about a year of remission, and now it's back as type 1. Has anybody tried alternative therapies like acupuncture, or chiropractic adjustments. How about meds, as any one tried Klonopin as a primary therapy?

I'm sorry you have to be here and are experiencing new pain. As for alternative treatments there are many links on this site which detail what people have tried. The one I find useful you can get to by going to the top of this page and clicking on "forum/discussion" and it's the first post titled "share your little helps with us" ... there is a list of treatments.

As for Klonopin I have used it and did find it helpful but one must be VERY careful as this drug is highly addictive.

Wishing you pain free days :)

Thanks for the advise Nancy, and your right it is addictive. After reviewing side effects of meds normally prescribed, I found that that was one I might be willing to try, the others scare me. I just want relief, and to maintain my spirit and personality. From the horror stories I''ve read about the other meds...Wishing you pain free days also, and thanks again for the advice, any is appreciated.

If you wish to investigate alternatives to anti-seizure meds, your best all-round literature resource is a book called "Striking Back -- The Trigeminal Neuralgia Handbook". It's available on Amazon.

Thank you, I 'll look into both of those.