International TN awareness day – October 7th.
International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
October 7, 2013 is the first-ever Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day!
Be sure to pop over to the TN Awareness Day website, too.
Trigeminal Neuralgia is also known as “Suicide Disease.” Although rare (there’s an estimate of 5-8 million people affected, worldwide; ‘though, since there’s no official database and many go undiagnosed, that could be much higher, I’d imagine) it causes severe facial pain… as in: WORST. PAIN. EVER. It’s not just called that because it makes people think about suicide: Unfortunately there have been many deaths of suicides by those who just couldn’t take the relentless, excruciating pain any longer.
You can read more about how those who have it describe the pain of trigeminal neuralgia in the links to the articles below (all I can say…
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