I am hoping someone can help me regarding neurosurgery. I started experiencing pain when I was 17 years old and was diagnosed with TN at 18. I am now 25 years old and have been experiencing TN pain for the last seven years and am on seven medications for the TN in addition to the medications for headaches and acid reflux. I am a patient of neurology at UCLA and two weeks ago saw a neurosurgeon at UCLA as I am seriously considering surgery for this summer. If I am to have surgery I will either have it at UCLA or at UC Irvine with Dr. Linskey. If you have had surgery at UCLA or UC Irvine, I would appreciate hearing from you with your experiences good or bad.