Dear Bessie, It's really hard to say. I did a lot of research after getting my first ray of hope/help from homeopathy. My naturopath prescribed the B12, coconut oil, I read about magnesium, and experimented with the cell salts (because they are related to homeopathy). And then did the laser. But I am in touch with a few people and none have had the results I've had... so it's hard to really know what helped me. I was so confident about all these things because of still being 100% pain free but no one else I am in touch with is. I don't know if they are doing all these things that I did. Everyone's body is different...
As I have written before, I still do the coconut oil, magnesium and B12. I use cell salts occasionally, but not for TN now, but for other things. A lot of it is just research and looking for anything that might help...I don't know how helpful this is to you. Please feel free to email me....I can send you some of the sites I have looked at and some of the things I've researched. I hardly look now as I don't have any symptoms whatsoever. So I really hope that you can find some help for your mother. It is a dreadful condition. Donna
Coconut Oil, Fish Oil, Magnesium, Cell Salts
I have been following this subject for nearly a year, when my Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) began. I was only on Gabapentin for 2 weeks before I really got help with homeopathy. It was temporary, but it started me on my course of natural methods for fighting/living with this condition. I am virtually pain free now (though I am still nervous about it coming back). I attribute my help to 3-4 things that I do daily. I take 3 T of coconut oil a day plus 2 t. Fish oil - but I think the important thing is to get enough 'good' fats in our diet. (I ate low-fat for years... Thinking I was helping my body, but I now know we need good fat). I take 600-1000 mg of magnesium a day. I have discovered Magnesium with SRT, which is timed release and doesn't cause the problems with loose bowels. And I take sublingual B12, 10, 000 mcg daily. But what has really helped me the most is Cell Salts. They are homeopathic in nature, and it simply works. (For me, at least). I take Cell Salts, 12X strength and I take this mixture once a day for 10 days. The basic rule is to take them until your symptoms stop, and then don't take them again until they start again. My formula is: 2 Kali Phos, 2 Mag Phos, 2 Calc Phos and 2 Fer Phos - I take all 8 tablets first thing in the morning - you should not eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after any homeopathic remedy. I also visited a laser center in South Carolina. I think it helped, but I am sure my regime has helped me more. It's worth a try... I constantly research this, as I don't want to take the hopeless medical route and I have met people who have had the surgery and it didn't help.... I hope this helps someone.