My wife has TN. She has not tried this therapy, but we have found that after enough years, you become very open minded. She did try MVD sometime ago. Worked beautifully for 8 months, then she went in to get some dental work done and the TN came back with a vengeance. That was several years ago. Right now though her pain is very, very manageable; she can sleep, talk, fully function, and even usually eat without much pain. She is not on pain medication. Hard to know with TN what is working, but something has certainly changed recently. Here is what she has done prior to the pain receding dramatically. Again, hard to know what of these, if any, made the big diference:
- We have long suspected a virus could be attacking her nerve, especially a strand of herpes virus. She recently got on a strong anti-viral to deal with that.
- Stress is an enormous trigger. She has made major lifestyle changes to remove the stressors that can be removed, and is learning to not worry so much about the stressors out of her control.
- She pays very, very close attention to what she eats. If she starts feeling any pain when eating a particular food, she immediately stops eating that, and eats something else that does not cause pain.
- About a month ago she did scrambler therapy. After a session the pain would be greatly reduced, but would slowly come back. We thought the therapy was not going to end up having much of an impact, but since returning home from the clinic the pain has continued to be much, much reduced. If the pain does come back, one of the first things we’ll do is go in for a couple of ‘tune up’ sessions.
- Lastly, we keep our faith. Prayer is a big part of our calm and peace of mind.
We do not believe there is any one source of TN. Anything irritating the T nerve can cause it. That’s why one thing works for one person, but not another. We keep working at it. It’s been 6 years that have sometimes been very, very challenging. We’re in a good place right now though, and very grateful for it!