Natural Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment

Posted by Carol (Fairfield, Ct) on 02/07/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I have had this trigeminal neuralgia for too long. The side of my face was a piercing electrical shocking feeling, that would send me flying. I believe that this had some bearing on high blood pressure. Because of other health issues, I started taking 1000 mg fish oil, magnesium citrate, 500 mg, Liquid B12, and Phosphatitdyl Serine, 100 mg, before going to bed. . I am almost totally without pain. I had gone to two dentists, because it appeared it was pain stemming from teeth. Not so. I have had luck with this regimen, that I purchased at the health food store. I really believe that the phosphatidyl serine is the curing factor that has helped. My theory is that this being a facial disorder, and phosphatidyl may just heal the nerves causing the pain. Try this for some help!! My blood pressure is also stabilized. Good luck!!

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Posted by Kay (In The Valley, Ca) on 12/20/2009

Shawanna from Chapel Hill, I have a very dear friend that suffers from this same problem and has found no relief. Could you let us know what remedies your mother tries and what does and doesn't work for her. I wish her luck with this very painful, life altering condition. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Posted by Shawanna (Chapel Hill, North Carolina Orange) on 12/19/2009

Hello, i just wanted to let you know these post have been very helpful. My mother who is 40, is suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia. It saddens me to see her depressed everyday! She is scared to have any surgeries done, but i hope some of these home remedies help. Again, thanks!

Vitamin B Depleted by Flax Seed Connection
Posted by J (Houston, Tx) on 11/01/2009

Wow, it's really surprising to hear that there are some negative attributes to flax seed. Congratulations on your healing.

Setting Boundaries
Posted by Elizabeth (Buchanan, MI) on 04/30/2009

I've had nerve blocks, lyrica, tegretol, neuronton, marinol(marijuana relieves the pain temporarily), migraine meds+++ I'm a guinea pig for the pharmaceutical companies. I've had 6+ jaw surgeries and facial reconstruction surgery with 3 bone graphs which I think caused this pain.

I suffer terribly from trigeminal neuralgia. When I have an emotional upset, the pain elevates... intolerable, + extreme...I'm a very emotional person who has been suffering from the pain for 10+ years. I've been on every prescription possible with no relief and adverse side effects.

When I read your comment, I was very curious as to how much pain you have endured and how you can control not giving your power away. I do everything for everyone anytime and rarely receive anything in return. Sometimes, I think that I should live alone for the rest of my life because any conflict triggers the neuralgia pain. I should move to a remote place where I'm the only human.

Stress is killing me...or at least it feels like I'm dying slowly from the pain.

Please let me know some of your secrets to holding onto your power and not giving sooooo much.

I look forward to hearing from you....Pleeeeeeeeease!!!

I have an appoinment coming up with the U of M...costs $400+ and I don't feel confident about the doctors at all.

Thank You

Oil Pulling
Posted by Gary Tovey (Edmoton, Alberta Canada) on 03/19/2009

Sorry for using this way of contacting you, but I did not see anyware to place a post. So my question is do you know if this Oil Pulling has helped any one with Trigeminal Nerve disorder?

Gary Tovey

Setting Boundaries
Posted by Jackie (UK) on 03/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Hi I also suffered trigeminal pain really terrible .. I noticed it was linked to a pattern of being weak in relationships (not standing up for myself) ... everytime it happened I had a flare up. I had to become more empowered and everytime I started saying No to others .. the pain faded away. Very rarely now do I feel a twinge and I always know that I must be giving my power away normally because I don't like to upset others. I can't afford that luxury now!

B12, Omega 3, Facial Tissue Stimulation
Posted by Bridget (Hamilton, NJ) on 03/10/2009

I have been using acupuncture to successfully treat Trigeminal Neuralgia. Was on medicines but the side effects were too much to handle. The constant pain from TN have been greatly reduced by acupuncture. 25 points, once a week. At first it took three times a week to produce a change, then twice a week, I am now down to once per week. Give it a try.

B12, Omega 3, Facial Tissue Stimulation
Posted by Martha (Baltimore, Maryland) on 10/18/2008

I was wondering what kind of exerciese you did, how much b12 and fish oil did you take. I have TN and looking for alternative treatment. Docs not put me on meds and after reading about them I really don't want to go there.

Vitamin B Depleted by Flax Seed Connection
Posted by Hartensia (Houston, Texas) on 07/15/2008
5 out of 5 stars

After living with Trigeminal Neuralgia for about 4 years I was at the end of my rope. I had tried everything but nothing seem to help, but I searched on. On day I came across a article that said Flaxseed and Flaxseed oil sometimes effects the effectiveness of vitamin B. I was amazed, I love flaxseed and the oil and use them daily. I decided to stop my flaxseed uses and try vitamins again. Praise God it worked. It has only been six days but each day the pain is less and less, today I am about 75% pain-free. I hope this helps someone.

B12, Omega 3, Facial Tissue Stimulation
Posted by Veerle (Belgium) on 09/02/2006
5 out of 5 stars

After trying several regular treatements for trigeminal neuralgia in all 3 branches on boh sides of my face, like antidepressants and anti convulsion medications, I ended up with no less pain and a truely scary list of side effects. Not wanting to undergo surgery due to the amount of my face involved and my still young age, I was about 18 when it started, I decided to start looking for alternatives without having to resort to iffy branches of alternative medicine.

In cooperation with 2 friends of my parents, a doctor and a physical therapist, we did a lot of research and ended up with a combined treatment of stimulating and strengthening my facial and neck tissue and high doses of B12 vitamins and omega3.

In addition I started on an extensive, but non straining exercise program to regain my overall health wich had suffered from years of severe pain that often prevented me from doing anything for days or sometimes weeks on end. I also dropped the regular medication since the side effects were so severe they were a problem in itself. Although my recovery was not speedy, I started to notice improvement after about 3 weeks. The pain was still a prominent factor in my life, but was less and less out of control. After about 2 months, I had a virtualy painless period that lasted for about 2 weeks and a half. This may not seem like much, but to me that was the first real painless period in 2 years. The pain came back, but from then on periods were shorter and the pain didn't peak as often. After about 6 months, I had gotten to a point where I could start picking up my life again. severe pain periods only occured about once a month or less and only lasted 2 to 3 days. Verry mild background pain was still present though. I continued the treatment and am now virtualy pain free, not needing the facial stimulation treatment and on far a lower dose of B12 and omega3. If I do feel pain comming up again, it is never as severe and it is enough to up my daily dose of B12 for about 2 weeks to be completely free of symptoms.

Peppermint Gum
Posted by Michele (Oak Hills, FL) on 12/07/2006
5 out of 5 stars

For the Trigeminal Neuralgia heading, I wanted to mention that I've had ATN (constant pain in T2 and T3) for nearly three years due to an incompetent dentist. Prior to diagnosis, I was trying all kinds of things to stop the pain. I discovered just about any kind of peppermint gum (preferably the kind with a hard shell initially) will stop or greatly reduce the pain within a minute or two. As long as I can taste the peppermint flavor as I'm chewing, the pain is reduced. As the flavor goes away, the pain comes back. Now that I've been diagnosed and am on medications, I still chew gum in the afternoons when the pills decide they're not going to work anymore! This is very helpful when I'm driving somewhere and would prefer not to cry. Oh, peppermint flavored mouthwash does the trick, too. Do some major swishing for at least two minutes, and afterwards, your mouth will feel a lot better.

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