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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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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 […]

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Podcast

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A BMJ Clinical Evidence systematic overview looks at the evidence for medical and surgical treatments of trigeminal neuralgia, and the uncertainties that exist due to gaps in the evidence. This has been summarised in The BMJ. The authors of the overview and bmj.comsummary, Professor Joanna Zakrzewska from the Facial Pain Unit at the Eastman Dental […]

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Atypical Face Pain vs. Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Perplexed by…mixed-symptom cases, doctors began referring to them as ‘atypical trigeminal neuralgia.’ That term dates back to 1927 when that efinition was given to pains similar to TN that didn’t quite match the definition of classic TN…If these symptoms stray far enough from TN – especially when the pain goes beyond the areas served by the trigeminal nerve – the diagnosis may change to the even murkier tag of ‘atypical face pain.

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Choose the Best Doctor for You!

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When it comes to your health and well-being, you should never settle. It is important to understand that you can (and should) choose a physician that is willing to work with you. Your doctor wants to help you and ensure that you are comfortable during your appointment. If at anytime you feel as though you […]

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Preparing for Winter Weather

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The cold weather is tough to bear, even if you do not suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia. In order to beat the cold (and the stress that comes with winter holidays), you must be prepared. During this frigid winter, it is possible that the severe pain will return, so you want to be as prepared as […]

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The Young Patients Committee (YPC)

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The Young Patients Committee (YPC) is a division of FPA, the Facial Pain Association. This group will uphold the same mission as The Facial Pain Association. The main purpose is to represent the interests of neuropathic facial pain patients under the age of 40. Learn More for Your Child As a parent or caregiver, you […]

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