i have been following the many remedies people have listed and tried for Trigeminal Neuralgia since May 2013, when I myself developed symptoms on the right side over my eye (V1) which then progressed to cheek and upper lip area (V2) after a dental implant. It was confusing because the implant was on the left side however, stress such as an invasive procedure like a dental implant especially when associated with other life stresses can cause a herpes/shingles outbreak. Like many of you I too was debilitated with extreme pain episodes lasting 1-3 hours with intermittent shock-like hits of pain in between. I could not eat, brush my teeth, talk, move my upper lip without distress and sometimes simply moving from one room to another could trigger pain. My sisters left their homes in a neighboring state and took turns caring for me.
I began many of the strategies suggested by many of you on this site: Biogetica, increased magnesium, diet, Vit B, bolstered my immune system, prayer, meditation. I think these strategies were all helpful as I believe in a holistic approach and I am grateful, for that reason for this website.
Now it is I have some important input to add. There has been mention of cold laser therapy, and especially for those of you suffering from a form of TN referred to as Post Herpetic Neuralgia there may be good news. I have researched Cold laser therapy which is also referred to as, Low level laser and found that although there is some dispute as to the efficacy of cold laser there is growing agreement as to its benefit in pain reduction with specifically nerve pain. The Trigeminal Nerve is the chief sensory nerve of the face which is why it causes so much havoc many of you report but the good news is that it is relatively superficial- which is to say easy to get at. It does not hurt, it has a slight warming sensation. The probe does not touch your face but rather is held 1/4 to 1/2 inch off the skin. It cannot harm you. With a class 4 laser you wear protective eyewear.
So, here is what I did. Using a protocol I heard about as a baseline that treats an hour a day, 5 days a week for three weeks (total 15 hours), I found a nearby Chiropractor who was willing to treat me with a Class 4 Cold laser following the nerve pathways of V1 and V2 . ( I printed out a schematic of the Trigeminal and took it in.) His laser machine runs 8 minute programs for neuropathy and we did two 8 minute treatments at one session and later added a third 8 minute session for a total of 24 minutes for a session. I went twice a week for 2 months and then tapered off. It has been 6 months now and I have had a total of 8 hours of treatment and I am pain free. If I do have a few 'hits' I go get a treatment. Yes, I still take 600mg of gabapentin but have been able to dose down and hope to reduce more after the cold weather has subsided. I experience weeks as opposed to days without as much as a twinge. I just went to the dentist for the first time in two years for a cleaning without a problem. I can brush, floss, eat, talk and move my upper lip and have not had a major 1-3 hour pain episode for 6 months since beginning the laser treatments. I probably began to feel the more lasting results at the 5-6 hour mark. If I had lived closer I might have gone more often.
According to the current FDA standards, an FDA cleared cold laser addresses 4 main issues: Chronic or Acute Pain control, Inflammation reduction, Increased blood flow and Accelerates healing.
So, if it is you want to give Cold laser a try here are my recommendations based on personal experience:
Locate a Chiropractor, Physical medicine clinic, Dentist etc. who offers Class 4 Cold laser treatments. Some may already have a protocol for TN. Many of you are aware of the M Beach clinic as well- (although I bit pricey)
Plan on having several treatments as I found it is not a magic-wand-one time only fix but rather has an accumulative effect and so several treatments are necessary.
Negotiate a price since you will need several treatments.
Maintain all the things you have been doing. Supplements, homeopathics, hot packs, patches-- whatever you do that provides comfort.
Keep a journal to chart your progress.
Lastly, a resource for those who want to learn more about lasers is: COLDLASERS.ORG The site will educate you about lasers for pain management and how they affect the healing process. Especially for those of you who have had a viral assault or inflammatory process. I wish all of you who are experiencing this painful condition progress and blessings on your healing journey.
To your healing, Lindajb
I have been suffering Trigeminal Neuralgia for the last month, but thinking about it I feel it has been coming on for the last 3-4 months very slowly, with pressure in my ears, eyes and sinus.
I have been having acupuncture in my face neck and head and it has made such a difference. My pain was unbelievable, I wanted to cut off my head. I am also taking Vitamin B5 B1 200mg 4 tablets 2 x daily of each. Also Nervagesic (natural) by Mediherb 4 x 2 daily. The B5 is called Pantothenic Acid these all help to calm your nerve's and ease stress while building back nerve covering.
My natural health care professionals told me to de-stress as much as I can, rest and keep taking vitamins including Magnesium in good quantities.
Use heat packs, that is very soothing, stay out of the heat and direct sunlight on your face. If you are suffering with the pain in your teeth, avoid chewing on that side. Eat soft food or soup that needs little or no chewing. Also use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth and brush your teeth up to 5 times a day. This helped ease my pain.
Hope this has helped. I am still suffering but nowhere near as much as I was. Each day the pain seems to lessen. There is hope just hang in there and never stop asking question of people that know what they are talking about. Especially those who have had the same condition.
Some alternatives that may help with the Trigeminal Neuralgia are EFT, energy healing, and cold laser therapy.
Acupuncture, Multiple Remedies
Hi Sharon - have you considered Trigger Point Therapy? I am quoting from the self-help book by Clair Davies where he discusses trigger points on the Sternocleiodomastoid muscle (connects breastbone to bony knob behind ears) and referred pain: "...occasional spillover of pain in the side of the face, which mimics trigeminal neuralgia, a disorder characterized by brief attacks of pain caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve."
I was never diagnosed with MS but had many symptoms. It started with limbs falling asleep for no reason, pins and needles etc. Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night and my lips would be numb. Or my arm would be completely numb even though I was not applying any pressure to it. Then came other weird symptoms like memory loss, confusion, tremors, loss of balance, head vibrations. You get the drift.
I visited a couple neurologists early on who could find nothing on an MRI so I was sent away and told to "monitor things". But things got worse. When I developed full-blown trigeminal neuralgia I knew something was seriously wrong and the neurologists weren't going to cure me. Trigeminal neuralgia is an extremely painful condition and happens in a small percentage of MS patients. This is due to demylination of the sheath that protects the nerves causing severe nerve pain in the face and head. I was also having severe nerve pain all over my body. I knew if I didn't do something right away I would be on my way to an MS diagnosis. That's when I heard about Dr. Cicero Coimbra, a neurologist in Brazil who was treating his patients with high doses of vitamin D. His patients were becoming totally asymptomatic in a few months! Dr. Cicero has a long waiting list and I could not wait any longer because the pain was killing me and my symptoms were getting worse. So I got a hold of one of his patients from Australia and this woman explained the protocol to me.
Certain precautions need to be taken when taking high doses of vitamin D so do not undertake this without doing more research. I avoided all dairy products in order to prevent hypercalcemia and drank 2.5 litres of water every day. One must also avoid calcium supplements. Well, after 3 months of mega doses of vitamin D (I will not say the dose but it was between 10,000 and 40,000 iu per day) I was pain free! I am now on a maintenance dose of the vitamin D but I have no more trigeminal neuralgia and all of my other symptoms have disappeared! I praise God for allowing me to find this information. I now live a normal, pain-free life. Vitamin D not only halts progression of MS but it reverses damage done. A true miracle.
To Anita from Fayetteville;
Trigeminal Neuralgia issue...
In studying TN, the problem you are having and ask about are very likely an extension of the TN.
Anita, if you read any of my recent posts I talk a lot about my theory that virus is behind a lot of mystery diseases.
I use colloidal silver mixed fifty/fifty with DMSO (google "youtube Dr. Jacob DMSO 60 minutes). If I had TN (like Bells Palsy) I take a white cloth and apply the mix to the affected area. I might use a greater amount of the water based CS, because the DMSO can sting. The idea of such a series of applications is that CS (and DMSO...an anti inflammatory too) can kill virus. Thus, IF the TN is viral based, then perhaps it could be arrested by apps of poultices with such a mix.
That's my theory on TN. That is what I'd do if I had TN.
Alkaline Diet, Peppermint Oil
Re TN and using DMSO and colloidal silver...
You ask how long should the treatments be used? Well, I mention a number that I'd use to see if the formula would bring relief. You are certainly perceptive in your understanding of DMSO. DMSO has been a "friend" for twenty years. It is anti inflammatory so by itself (as you mention) it could give some relief and also DMSO is an anti viral or so I've read. But I use it with CS, knowing that CS definitely kills viral infections. So IF TN is viral based, then (like Bells Palsy) in theory the TN could be helped with a DMSO/CS poultice.
I'd apply three times a week for a few months...or until the symptoms are gone. AND, I would drink the CS (without the DMSO) .... two tablespoons three times a day for a few months to make sure the virus is killed in the system. Take the CS orally on empty stomach.
Alkaline Diet, Peppermint Oil
In answer to question on how often to use...depends on how long condition has gone on and how severe the outbreak.
Normally, I'd try to use one poultice every other day for a week...then if some success, once a week for a month. If benefiting, I'd do it once a week thereafter for six months. I contend the condition is an infection and infections can go into hiding (virus especially so...read about them online), living in limbo inside our cells. So the continuous use of the CS/DMSO cream poultice must be regular and immediate at any sign of a new outbreak.
I have posted on earth clinic before. You can read my post from 2011. You can reach the Doctor who helped me at [email protected] He specializes in chronic facial pain. My TN type pain also started from dental surgery - surgery to my jaw to get to an infected nerve after a root canal didn't work. I am so grateful that a lady from a trigeminal neuralgia support group told me about her success with Dr. Sprinkle using the all natural Omura protocol. I started in 2009 after being almost completely debilitated from the pain. Took about 6 months for me to regain most of my health. You can contact me at [email protected] if you'd like more information. My heartfelt prayers to you. I had no idea this type of pain was possible and I was an endurance athlete before and used to pushing my body through pain. It turned my life upside down. Let me know if you would like more information. I remain pain-free since the end of 2009.
DMSO is a carrier in thru the skin to the body, so if there is a healer, like colloidal silver it will push it in or an anti inflammatory etc. My mother is on death's door having had over a year of unrelenting agony, she is praying to die and there isn't a thing that is helping her, but I've tried heaps. Things to try: GABA, epilim, tegretol. Keeping the tongue completely still with lips closed and breath through the nose, drop and relax your shoulders, heat packs may or may not help, valerian or a natural relaxative, neck support. And drink only electrolyte drinks. Just a few things to try.
Hi Pat ; Thank You! I'm not a professional practitioner, I'm someone who has had many conditions over the years, and has tried a great many substances to alleviate them, like folks here. I came looking here in my searches through the internet a couple of years ago, and found what I consider to be one of the great inventions of this century, really. Deirdre has designed this forum so that people can report their findings, positive, negative, inconclusive, etc. , so that we may better understand their effects. We are specimens in the best of ways, who share this information with each other. This is a very intense theater of the real, and it takes a lot of bravery for us to reveal our conditions to each other, but it can be most healing. ( I admit to feeling a lot of embarrassment after I post). I see these qualities in your posts, and I look forward to reading your results with whatever you find in your ventures.
Even though our posts are anecdotal, we can learn so very much from this. So again, Thank You Deirdre for creating this marvelous forum!
I have tried and had success with the Laser Med Center. It has reduced my pain by about 80-90%. I have had no "episodes", but I have had cycles where I still feel "twinges". They come and go, but they are nothing like the pain I used to have.
My mom has TN. She started out with diabetic neuralgia, got shingles and the neuralgia moved into the trigeminal nerves. She doesn't have excruciating pain any longer, but has almost constant burning in her head and that side of her face. She had to stop the seizure meds as she is 83 and could not handle them. She is still taking Gavapentin, but it doesn't help. Obviously with her being diabetic, a high fat diet is not such a good idea. She already takes fish oil daily. How much B12 should she take. Is there anything else that anyone has found helpful???
Will try the B12 and Omega just diagnosing TN. Praying for all who suffer to have the mind of Christ and know this is just for a moment.
I just wanted to update my previous post on 7/3/2011 that I am still pain free from using the Omura protocol (an all-natural treatment) prescribed by Dr. Allen Sprinkle in Arlington, Texas. I used the Omura protocol for about 6 months continuously and now just take a fish oil capsule maybe 10 times a year if I'm under a lot of stress. (see previous post for Dr. Sprinkle's contact information) In my previous post I described how my pain started after a dental surgery to my jawbone. I can still be reached at batz(at)windstream.net and I can also be reached at zoetrail(at)gmail.com. I have received several inquiries from this post on earth clinic and sincerely hope that anyone who suffers from this pain will find help here. I am so grateful that Shelley Wilson of a TNA support group in Dallas Texas told me of her successful treatment by Dr. Sprinkle and led me to him. Dr. Sprinkle was able to determine (where other western medical doctors couldn't) that my trigeminal nerves were infected with the chickenpox virus and prescribed a specific fish oil, cilantro tincture, and an acupuncture roller. If you have ever had the chickenpox as a child it will lie dormant on the nerve root and may come back in adulthood as shingles when triggered by stress, etc.
In my case the surgery to my jawbone activated this virus and it travelled internally (I didn't have any external shingle sores) deep into my jawbone and ear. The pain was beyond anything I had ever experienced. Again, I am more than willing to answer any questions and I hope for anyone suffering with this disease that you find relief here. God Bless :)
B12, Omega 3, Facial Tissue Stimulation
Comment by Dave on 12/26/2014 - I totally agree with you that TN probably has a viral connection similar to Shingles. I wish some research would be done into this. My mother has had TN for 15 yrs and when I had Shingles a year ago, the commonalities were so obvious. It is an area that needs investigation.
What has helped my mother is Complex Vit. B injections weekly. If she misses a week, TN is back with a vengeance. Vit. B is water soluble and it not stored in the body. The other very helpful thing is natural GABA - NOT Gabapentin which is a pharmaceutical version that can be addictive and has other downsides. Be sure to get an unadulterated form of this naturally occurring Amino Acid, which works in the brain to calm down 'spikes' be they physical (as in pain) or mental (as in stress)
Ear Infection as Possible Cause
Hello again fellow TN sufferers,
Here is another TN "Trigger" in case you have it. If you get chronic blocked up nasal passages and sinus blockage, especially at night while lying down or sleeping you must put a stop to this before it happens. I have found that nasal and sinus blockage evidently puts pressure on a nerve that causes TN. Also I have found (and I am not advertising) a nasal spray that works very well called Nasonex that is a prescription spray especially formulated for nasal and sinus problems. I use it in the morning and at bedtime, and another non-prescription spray during the day (Fred's nasal spray works very well, is not very expensive, lasts for months, and may work without the Nasonex). Whether it helps or not, try not to sleep on the affected side of the face as it will put pressure on the facial nerves...
Hi there, thank you for your comment, my father is visiting the acupuncurist since November 2015 till now and it help him not much. Please what is exactly the Five point acupuncture you mentioned in your comment?
Thank you very much for your answer in advance.
Michaela, Czech Rep.
Above is a link to pubmed article that lists all the acupuncture points used over 14 almost daily sessions of acupuncture (versus the 2 or 3x/week that is mentioned in the article.) This protocol, along with daily megadoses of sublingual b12 (10K mcg/day methylcobalamine), high quality Omega 3 supplements, high quality curcumin (purchased in the acupuncturists office), and a daily cup of whole fat cottage cheese (sulfur?) with a teaspoon of organic almond oil, and a lot of clean, filtered water (mostly drank water only) cured my trigeminal neuralgia in 2.5 weeks! The pain has not returned at all. I have been pain free now for 4.5 months. I found the Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamine, not the other kind), cottage cheese, Omega3 suggestions on this forum!
I also made sure to not eat any foods that are considered "inflammatory".
Of course, talk with your doctor about this protocol. I would also highly suggest the book by Dr. Terry Wahls, a medical doctor who "cured" her multiple sclerosis with diet. I noticed that I did eat a lot of the things on her list.
Antioxidants, NMDA Antagonist, Diet
Just some more detail: I take 1500 mg of taurine in the morning then wait 20 minutes and take 1 magtein capsule. I do the same before going to bed.
I take them 20 minutes apart in case they may compete with each other. I am not entirely sure but I want to be safe and make sure the taurine gets absorbed.
I do not take PharmaGABA or L-Theanine because I think it seems to neutralize the protective effect of the taurine.
I found this quote some where which may validate my logic - "They found that the GABA antagonist abolished the protective effects of taurine, confirming that the taurine protection was due to its activation of GABA receptors."
Antioxidants, NMDA Antagonist, Diet
I have found lithium orotate is a powerful brain nutrient. It did what taurine and magtein did but with many other benefits like neurotransmitter balancing. I took 120 mg which is equivalent to 4.6mg of elemental lithium. You experiment with dosage. There is a website called Lithium doctor which has most details on taking lithium. It also allowed me to take methylb12 and methylfolate without anxiety and jitters.
20 Minute Walks
John, you may find that spreading the Lyrica out over the course of the day will give you more consistent relief. I was on 75 mg twice a day, and by spreading the same amount to 50 mg three times a day (same total dosage), I now last better at night.
I am also seeing a physiotherapist who is trained in myofascial release. This has also help greatly.
Hi, my mother has Trigeminal Neuralgia. This is what has helped her: B12 (METHYLCOBALAMIN) form. This form is absorbed better. Do not use the cyanocobalamin form, as it is not absorbed well. She uses cherry flavored sublingual- 5MG. No stimulates: No caffeine, no sugar, no alcohol, and no foods that are stimulates such as mushrooms.
We have also noticed that here in TX where we live, when the seasons change from hot to cold-- it flares up. Every October is when it changes from hot to cold, and she has problems with it then and then again when it starts to get warm. We are wondering if the barometric pressure has something to do with hers acting up. She has had it for a long time now. She first noticed it after her teeth were pulled and she got dentures.
She recently added fish oil to take also to see how that works with the B12. If we see more improvement with that added to the B12, I will post again. I hope this might help others. It hasn't cured it, but it has helped.
Last year, my horse was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia which is very rare in horses. I tried many types of medications and functional devices. Spirulina was a miracle "cure." I began to see the results within 48 hours of giving it to him. I slowly ramped up the dose over several weeks. My horse is doing great, happy, rideable again. I was very close to having to let him go due to the extreme pain and distress he was experiencing.
A few months ago, I was diagnosed with geniculate neuralgia which is similar to TGN except that a different nerve being impacted. Having seen the amazing results achieved by giving my horse spirulina, I tried it.
It substantially reduced (by ~ 80%) the intense pain and other symptoms. I am taking 10,000mg per day, 5000am and 5000pm though splitting the dose into 3 would probably be better. I take the same spirulina as my horse which is made by Springtimeinc. They test their products and stand behind them if any issues arise.
Try it!! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!!
This post is really about the difficulty I had in diagnosing the root cause of the migraines.
For a long time, I was mystified why I was getting a migraine headache. I have really been bearing down hard in understanding the cause for the past 4 years. I tried many migraine remedies. There have been many myths about migraines especially blood flow which compounded the problems. Researches have found migraines emanate from the brain stem somewhere. Not inside the brain.
The tried the standard remedies b2, B6, b5, magnesium, bromelain, butterbur, q10, ginger root, feverfew to no avail. I found magnesium and b2 worked to some degree but not enough so I even experimented with the coenzyme B vitamins and methylation cycle problems which were dead ends also. I still had not much control over my migraines.
It wasn't until I went to a chiropractor that I started to peel away at the cause. I found the chiropractor treatments worked some but I still had problems. Doing the treatments helped me understand that tightened muscles aggravated the condition which made sense why magnesium helps many people.
I also noticed the pain receding over the right eye to the side of my head with chiropractor treatment. I thought it may be an indication that I may have trigeminal neuralgia although I didn't have the shocks.
Over time the pain would recede to the C2 area of the spinal column. That was the proof I needed to diagnose occipital neuralgia. From there I was able to dig deeper. There had been some opinions that occipital neuralgia could be caused by herpes virus so I started focusing on the neuralgia aspect.
A few years back I pondered the possibility that it could be herpes caused so took some lysine for a couple days but that didn't put a
dent in the pain so assumed it was not the cause. I investigated herpes further and came back to lysine which I gave up on earlier. Also I added vitamin C. I found that the lysine helped a lot more. Without the chiropractor treatments and magnesium at same time also, it would have been hard to untangle everything.
I finally realized my migraines were caused by occipital neuralgia which in turn is caused by herpes zoster. also it was the root cause of the chronic meningitis I have had on ocassions.
I have had low level chronic shingles my entire life but they don't break out in skin eruptions like most people but just a little tingling on my the skin.
I ignored it most of my life since I was overloaded with a zillion other worse things. I did take a homeopathic formula for shingle 15 years ago that helped a lot with tingling but never touched the migraine.
I have had ME/CFIDS essentially my entire life. I am 60 years old. The virus is very aggressive in me. The heart of ME/CFIDS is that it is at it's root an encephalopathy disease so had difficulty untangling it from that.
I have gone to another chiropractor before this and he wasn't really able to help me but he wasn't as equipped as the other chiropractor who used a proadjuster. I have come to realize why my trapezium muscles tighten hence I can easily relax them myself on my own.
The point to this story is that I had to peel away at the problem to understand what the underlying cause of my migraine and eventually neuralgia was. The other point is that a chronic migraine could be caused by an underlying infection.
By the way, I have been using a Terminator 2 Zapper.
I am only two weeks into this and am still at TN1 stage ... last night I lost my ability to speak (two minutes or so) pain was excruciating and scary. Will read up on alternative treatments ... I was disappointed to find out that my ever-reliable Endoderm patches ... made it worse ... maybe wrong placement ... thank you for your information ...
Acupuncture, Multiple Remedies
I have been diagnosed with TN for almost a year now. I am on tegretal and baclaven. The pain has become so bad that it is now interferring with eating. I an not cutting up my foods in very tiny pieces so I can more or less swallow without chewing. I am trying to stick to the soft foods as well, but sometimes even swallowing sets it off. Brushing my teeth often sends me through the roof. I cannot even kiss my husband anymore with triggering the pain. I have used the hot compresses with some relief. I read your comments on the vitamins and minerals. I think I will share them with my primary care physician. I am not on any type of pain meds (narcotics) as of yet.
Acupuncture, Multiple Remedies
Hi Mary, try antiviral remedies for your neuralgia. Our Dave has used colloidal silver against this condition, I think. Some other possible remedies are lemon balm, lysine, vitamin C, garlic, ginger, turmeric, etc. Good luck and please let us know what works!
Acupuncture, Multiple Remedies
If you can find a practitioner in your area who offers cold laser therapy treatments it may be very helpful for trigeminal neuralgia.
Acupuncture, Multiple Remedies
Sharon...I have been condensing the condition is virus based for years. If me I would try topical applications of Colloidal Silver with DMSO ...50/50. Every other day for two weeks. If I'm proved I'd continue for two months and begin consuming two tablespoons daily. For a year.
Acupuncture, Multiple Remedies
I lost a loved one who suffered from trigeminal neuralgia disorder for 6 years.
The neurologist prescribed all the medications listed and it did not work. At the beginning stage the pain was bearable but just recently in 2016 the pain was so severe an uncontrollable.
He had not alliterative choice but to seek for a surgery which was his last desire. With fear he did his surgery hoping to come home and go on with his life as a normal guy.
After operation he was in the ICU for 8 days not recovering. in a coma. His hands started turning blue.
He passed on 5/7/2016 not recovering, At times I wonder should he have not gone through surgery.
But he was in so much pain.. He took a gamble in life. I am so devasasted
Acupuncture, Multiple Remedies
I hope you tried acupuncture. I am sure you have excellent practitioners in the Philippines.
Thankfully, I have a mild case that seems to go away with Advil, an anti-inflammatory but it could get worse so I want to get ready! I am taking vitamin Bs which are good for the nervous system (nerves in the body). And I am also taking B12 under my tongue which I hope will help, too.
Good luck to you.
Robin in Montreal
I'm so sorry I never saw your message before. I am the original poster of this thread and I can say that 1 year later, I am still living free of trigeminal neuralgia and all MS symptoms. If I lower my dose or forget to take my vitamin D for a few weeks I can feel minor symptoms returning (like pins and needles etc) but all I do is simply up my dose a little again and all is well. I can't imagine what my life would have been if I hadn't found this. Research vitamin D! It's a cheap cure and it that is why it is not promoted by Big Pharma. They'd rather you take their meds for the rest of your life. This cure will work for anyone with neuro symptoms, MS or trigeminal neuralgia due to demylination. If anyone has any questions feel free to email me - bee_mcc (at) hotmail (dot) com.
It could be. I have found that sleeping with head elevated keeps flare ups down. The blood vessels in head are blood engorged and increases pressure on nerves, causing them to fire off. Try it
The coconut oil and cell salts are so far reducing flares.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Diet
I am a patient advocate with the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association. I would like to bring attention to a recently discovered diet for stopping TN pain. Patients in 10 countries became pain free by dramatically reducing the saturated fat in their diet. Dr. Narayan Verma at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, presented the results of a 14-year study establishing the efficacy of this therapy. Dr. Verma is a professor of neurology at a medical college, in private practice, listed in Who's Who, and authored 70 peer-reviewed papers. Failed percutaneous procedures, radiation, or the MVD surgery do not necessarily reduce the diet's effectiveness. It takes less than a month to know if the diet is effective. For a 10-page report with diet instructions, the amount of saturated fat in 140 foods, and recipes, email a Post Office mailing address to ([email protected]). The report is free to any country. The American Heart Association recommends this diet.
I've been dealing with TN for over a year now. During a recent episode, I downloaded a free binaural beats app to my phone that included a pain killer/healing track. It has been incredibly helpful in easing the pain enough that I can function. I don't know whether it really works or if it is a placebo effect, but as long as it lessens the pain I'm willing to keep using it.
Coconut Oil, Fish Oil, Magnesium, Cell Salts
Re: Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment.? Help me please. What are these cell salts you are referring too? Recently diagnosed and suffering. Willing to try anything :(
Coconut Oil, Fish Oil, Magnesium, Cell Salts
Hello Marie, I am so sorry to hear you have been diagnosed with TN. This site has helped me a lot and I am in touch with some who have tried my 'formula', which I have basically developed from reading different forums and trial and error. I have been pain free for 16 months since going to the laser center in South Carolina, and though I definitely feel it has played a role in my cure, I am not advertising for it. Some have not been helped. But what I strongly recommend is some serious B12 therapy now, shots if you vacant get them and sublingual B12 5000-10000 mcg of methylcobalamin. You really can't overdose on it. Also coconut oil, fish oil, omega oils....you need good fats. Also a lot of magnesium...I take 1000 mg daily of magnesium with SRT. And it totally believe in cell salts, also known as homeopathic cell salts....KaliPhos, FerPhos, MagPhos and CalcPhos. A health food store or naturopath can help you find them. A mixture of four of each in a bottle of water and sipped throughout the day. If you would like to write me my email address is [email protected]
Colliodal Silver, DMSO
Myself, aged 76 suffering from TN read an item about treating with colloidal silver and DMSO. Is it possible to get detailed procedure about this from illustrator. God bless.
There is an interesting scientific paper in "Medical Hypothesis" 2002 Nov, 59 (5): Issue: "Are latent immediate-early genes of herpes-simplex virus-1 essential in causing trigeminal neuralgia. " Source: Biology Department, Medical University Syracuse NY. "Abstract: The etiology and pathogenesis of major trigeminal neuralgia remain largely unknown, but are believed to result from an irritative lesion near the semilunar ganglion. We suggest that its primary cause is a single, active DNA sequence in the persistent but non-integrated genome of latent herpes simplex virus type 1 commonly observed in a few infected A-delta nerve fibers in the cheek. Facial pain occurs as a result of herpes virus reactivation and when supplies of neurotrophins controlling normal transport functions of axolemmal ion chanels become depleted."
The paper gives a theory as to causation althought not a remedy. My suggestion is as follows which will kill viruses of all kinds.
A person who is seeing cases of mono, ear infections, sinus infections, cluster headaches, migraines and Bells Palsy might see this type of TN infection also. I gave my own personal experience in the Earth Clinic Bells Palsy thread. I futher hypothesize that hormonal issues may be a triger to the viral activation which might explain why females are more often effectd than males.
A possible attack on the TN virus is to use a topical application of fifty drops of colloidal silver and add ten drops of DMSO to make it penetrate through the skin into the nerve. Apply as a poltice with a white paper towel and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Press against the paper towel to be sure the liquid absorbs into the skin. Be sure to use a white paper towel and do not have any other substances on your fingers. (The DMSO is a carrier, solvent and penetrant. ) Do this procedure at least six times over a two day period. In theory, the silver will kill the virus. Same procedure for Bells Palsey. Shingles too. God bless.
Thanks for this post. how long does it take to cure the virus and how would you know? I just started using DMSO by itself, and it gets rid of the pain immediately. On another page here it says DMSO cures herpes, and since this may be a form of it, then I would would think DMSO would be enough. I need to read up on the silver because I am not sure of using silver in my body.
I have had this pain for 2 years and had teeth pulled. A month ago I quit chewing foods like crackers, meat, etc. as it would start the pain. I would wake up pain free until I had something I really had to chew.So I went to soft foods and it helped a lot.
The DMSO is a God send. Some people are afraid of DMSO, but I began using it back in 1981 and have used it often over the years for other problems and it has always cured them. My blood tests to this day are normal.
Recently I added the B-12 and B-1 mentioned here, and I will continue with it especially since I am almost a vegetarian now, only eating fish and need those vitamins.
As for using peppermint oil, yes, it works, but touching your face with it causes pain, and so when the affects wear off you are in worse pain. Same with Tabasco Sauce or Cayenne. I believe, in spite of what my doctor said, that you should not agitate it by touching or chewing hard foods. This is only my own opinion. The DMSO being in a roll bottle doesn't hurt for some reason. Also I go to the Farm Supply to buy it because theirs is stronger, and they will tell you that it is animal grade and not for humans, but hey, they use it on Thoroughbreds and they don't want their animals harmed. Again, this is my own opinion, but I could never get DMSO from other sources to work for me on anything. And like I said, I have been using it for 40 years.
Alkaline Diet, Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil gives you instant relief but you will have to address the cause of trigeminal neuralgia for complete relief. Here the problem lies in the nerves. One will have to decrease their sensitivity and also help them in strengthening and calming. One can try Biogetica essentials kit with HMYLN myelin sheath sarcode formula to relax the nerves and to improve their motility.
Hi My husband suffers from Trigiminal neuralgia. Could u let me the above mentioned supplements where can I order them.and are they helpful in Trigeminal Neuralgia. Plz do mention if it has any side effects. Thanking u in adavnce, Swati
Dear T. Smalls, I have been on the Biogetica.com herbs for about 2 weeks. Pain has gotten worse with pain meds --up to over 1200 mg of Trileptal and sometimes still get really bad pain attacks. Small shocks during the day. How long do I have to wait until the Biogetica.com homeopathic pellets work? How long did it take for yours to work? do the herbs they have help it?
Hello, I owe it to God and everyone who suffers from TN to share my story. I started suffering from TN in a very mild was about two years ago. I would notice a small zap periodically when I brushed my teeth. Three dentist all said there was nothing wrong with my teeth and because it would go away quickly, I didn't look further into the pain. However, 1 year later as I was going through a nasty seperation and divorce, the electric shocking pain became a whole lot worst radiating from my L jaw to my ear. It went from jabs to 3-4 minutes of high voltage shock. I would shake for 30-40 minutes after an episode. I finally went to the ER and was given gatapatin, and perks to no relief. I then saw a Neurologist who put me on a high dose of Tegratol, to little relief, and many side effect (mood swings, depression, loss of memory) I then had surgery to sever the nerve ending which was bumping an artery. The pain went away.... For 2 months and came back 100 times worst. I woke up screaming in the middle of the night as my face was being electricuted from within. I was then places on a high dose of Trileptal, to little relief. Then I became pregnant and my Neurologist basically said I can't do anything for you stop the Trileptal due to the pregnancy...
This is when I found Biogetica through an angel on an Online TN support group site. I immediately ordered the TN relief kit and have now been pain free for 2 months straight and counting. I am so thankful for Biogetica. These homeopathic herbs work wonders. I would suggest you look into it and give it a try.
Has anyone tried the DMSO nasal spray for Trigeminal Neuralgia. I assume this is diluted... If so by how much and by what? distilled water? EC, if you know what the original author meant, pls let us know. Thanks so much.
On Trigeminal issue; if the cause is a virus, I have used DMSO with colloidal silver (50, 50) mix and applied with a white cloth to affected area. DMSO would carry the silver to nerves to kill the specialized virus (think shingles...a specialty virus or polio...a specialty virus). DMSO alone will not kill that virus.