Acupuncture for atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia
I was diagnosed with atypical trigeminal neuralgia 2.5 years ago and, having joined the TN Association, read an article about how acupuncture had helped a sufferer in relieving pain caused by this condition. I was prescribed Oxcarbazepine, which is often taken for this condition. When I first visited Lily I was taking up to 4 tablets per day. I am now taking 2 tablets a day and I hope to reduce this down to 1 in the next few months.
I have ongoing acupuncture sessions - one every two or three weeks for 1 hour. Because I have quite a stressful job working on London every day, I will continue my sessions as I find them very helpful in reducing stress levels and thus reducing the pain caused by my TN. Having regular acupuncture relieves the tension build-up in my neck and face which, in turn, can sometimes stop the pain that I feel in my jaw from the TN, for a period of time. I am very satisfied with the care I receive.
Female, 62, Legal PA, Essex