Mr. T the Trigeminal Neuralgia monster

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Hello! I am Trigeminachu, but please, call me Mr. T. My favorite color is teal and Roddy and Gravey are my minature golfing buddies. ⛳️ Sometimes we can’t play though because I am in too much pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia. It makes me so angry! 🤬

Have you ever heard of Trigeminal Neuralgia? Here are some facts: The pain associated with TN represents an irritation of the nerve. The cause of the pain usually is due to contact between a healthy artery or vein and the Trigeminal nerve at the base of the brain. 🧠 This places pressure on the nerve as it enters the brain and causes the nerve to misfire. After the Trigeminal nerve leaves the brain and travels inside the skull, it divides into three smaller branches, controlling sensations throughout the face:

▪️The first branch controls sensation in a person’s eye, upper eyelid and forehead.

▪️The second branch controls sensation in the lower eyelid, cheek, nostril, upper lip and upper gum.

▪️The third branch controls sensations in the jaw, lower lip, lower gum and some of the muscles used for chewing.

Trigeminal Neuralgia tends to run in cycles. Patients often suffer long stretches of frequent attacks followed by weeks, months or even years of little or no pain. 😮

WOW! That was a lot of information to explain that it hurts REAL BAD! 😖

In short:

Nickname: Mr. T

Represents: Trigeminal Neuralgia

Favorite Color: Teal

Superpower: Can withstand a lot of pain while also having sensory loss

Prone to: Sudden, sharp, searing pain, anxiety, depression





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