The Show Must Go On! Actor Continues Shooting Movie Despite Trigeminal Neuralgia Episodes
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The Show Must Go On! Actor Continues Shooting Movie Despite Trigeminal Neuralgia Episodes

They say you have to suffer for your art-- this actor and director took that literally. Shooting a major feature film is exhausting work. Salman Khan, a huge name in…

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Gallery Features Artist Who Draws to Cope with the Incredible Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Gallery Features Artist Who Draws to Cope with the Incredible Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Karen McLaughlin's exhibition Critical Path, hangs in at the Martin Batchelor Gallery until November, 30th. Her exhibit includes a combination of soft graphite drawings and bolder pastel renderings. The work is delicate,…

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New Study of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Often Preceding a MS Diagnosis
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New Study of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Often Preceding a MS Diagnosis

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), or extreme, sudden facial pain associated with the 5th cranial nerve, occurs frequently in patients who have received a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis. In a survey with 8,590 respondents,…

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Innovative Pill Relieves “Suicide Headache” For Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Innovative Pill Relieves “Suicide Headache” For Trigeminal Neuralgia

Those who have received the diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia can experience sudden pain in the jaw, cheeks, and forehead. This pain can last seconds to a few minutes. Some people with…

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Driving for Awareness: The Challenges of Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Driving for Awareness: The Challenges of Trigeminal Neuralgia

These days Frank drives around to help others with trigeminal neuralgia. He seeks to raise awareness while comforting those who are living with the condition. Before Frank was diagnosed, he…

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A Patriotic Man Returns to Running a Marathon After Trigeminal Neuralgia Brain Surgery
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A Patriotic Man Returns to Running a Marathon After Trigeminal Neuralgia Brain Surgery

This year, there were about 5,000 runners in the Myrtle Beach Marathon. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) didn't stop Greenville, North Carolina’s Melvin Coleman from being among those who ran relay races,…

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The Importance of Storytelling: A Journalist’s View of Trigeminal Neuraliga
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The Importance of Storytelling: A Journalist’s View of Trigeminal Neuraliga

Storytelling holds immense power and, thus, is one of the best ways to raise awareness of rare diseases. Hanna Smith has a career as a journalist. Over the years, she has interviewed people…

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Editor’s Choice: Sickle Cell Score and World PI Week Pets

Happy Friday Patient Worthians! Did you know it was World PI Week this week? We have a post on the role pets have with PI. We also have a story on a…

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Editor’s Choice: Overcoming Obstacles and Fulfilling Dreams with Rare Disease

Happy Friday Patient Worthians! PW Contributor Tom Seaman talks about what it's like to overcome the mental toll of your rare disease diagnosis. Another PW Contributor suffering from TN, dysautonomia and…

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Editor’s Choice: NASH Hope, Sickle Cell Symptoms & Rare Disease Research Reinforcement

Happy Friday Patient Worthians! What do you know about sickle cell anemia? We have seven facts for you! Also, we have some hope-worthy nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) news to report. What does…

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Running Helped This Woman with Trigeminal Neuralgia Find Herself Again
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Running Helped This Woman with Trigeminal Neuralgia Find Herself Again

At first the running was exercise, a way to lose a few pounds. Running soon became the way Beth Markesino forgot her diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) – the way…

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Got Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)? Here’s Why There’s Hope…
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Got Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)? Here’s Why There’s Hope…

For the last one and a half years, I’ve been taking a mindfulness meditation class to help reduce stress and have recently “graduated” to a master class, which I’m enjoying and…

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Editor’s Choice: Nightmares Can Improve with Good People

Just over a week until Christmas and Hanukkah everyone! I am counting down the days until the celebrations begin with friends and family, which albeit can be stressful with chronic…

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Why The Facial Pain Association is the Knight for TN
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Why The Facial Pain Association is the Knight for TN

Are you a person living with trigeminal neuralgia (TN)? Are you aware of the Facial Pain Association (FPA)? Well, you should be. This organization is incredible!! Focused on people with TN, this…

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