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Navigating Health Insurance Policy

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Pre-authorization for Medications Insurance companies will at times have pre-authorization requirements for brand name medications or high cost medications. In order to be approved, your physician may need to complete lengthy paperwork documenting your need for that medication. Reasons could include: failure of previous medications in that class or FDA non-approval for off-label use. The …

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Pregnancy and Parenthood

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Pregnancy and trigeminal neuralgia can be an especially challenging combination. Below are some tips from one TN patient on how she survived her pregnancy and the first few years of childhood while managing her pain. Pregnancy The physical and emotional energy required to battle TN can make it a daunting and scary time for someone …

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Still In School? Higher Ed Tips

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College is stressful for most people. Factor in a chronic illness, and you have extra hurdles to face, particularly since stress can often trigger pain. Here are some tips from veterans that will hopefully help you get on the right path to graduation. Planning for College Start looking at colleges early. This way you won’t …

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What Social Life?

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A TN diagnosis can be a big burden on your social life if you let it. The unpredictability of flares can result in having to cancel plans with friends more often than not. And the depression and exhaustion that accompany many medications TN patients take can cause sufferers to feel isolated. Below are some tips …

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Helping Your Relationship Survive Despite Facial Pain

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Relationships with loved ones are complicated and require time, energy, patience, and understanding. All of those become more difficult when facial pain is an added variable. Facial pain can put the best of relationships to a test, and being a young patient can make finding (and keeping) the right partner even more challenging. Facial pain …

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Peter Jannetta, a True Father of Modern Neurosurgery

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To view our Quarterly 2015 Fall edition click here: TNA-Quarterly-2015-Fall-Jannetta

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Visting the Dentist: Tips for Facial Pain Patients

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Tips for staying as painless as possible during dental treatment. Patients suffering from face pain, including TN (Trigeminal Neuralgia) are often concerned that dental procedures will aggravate their pain. TN patients who are pain free are at little or no risk, yet they still fear work within their mouth. Dental work is hardest on those with constant neuropathic facial pain.

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TNA Video Project

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The TNA Video Project is a collaboration between TN patients and The Facial Pain Association to raise awareness of facial pain syndromes and to celebrate the Association’s 25 years of patient support and advocacy. Join the Project and let the world hear from you, how this horrific pain can be triggered by something or some action that most …

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Become a Member

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As a paying, supporting member of FPA, your partnership will help us provide patient support, education for patients and medical professionals and advocate for research to find a cure for facial pain. Check out our “Membership Registration” page, where you can renew or become a member quickly and easily. Your support means more help to …

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