Not sure if my first post went through, so will repost.
Thank you for your comments and for making me feel so welcome. In case you haven't seen my profile, I am 22 and was recently diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) after months of extreme pain, endless doctors’ visits and being told I am exaggerating and a liar.
It was very hard to find out at such a young age that I have a lifetime condition that may get worse over time. I am doing a feature on TN for my blog to raise awareness and prevent misdiagnosis. The time that I spent not knowing what was wrong was so hard and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. I feel if I can do a feature on my log and it helps just one person, then having this condition would be worth it just to be able to provide comfort to another.
I would be extremely grateful to anyone who could provide a brief account of their experiences and journey with TN. I will provide you with as much anonymity or credit as you would like. If you don’t want to do this, that’s ok but I would still like to invite you to check out the feature at
I hope to hear from some of you soon and please keep me updated on any new treatments or alternative therapy. I wish everyone luck and share the hope that one day we my be pain free!