In June, I'd been feeling dizzy with stomach cramps and extreme fatigue. I pretty much always feel sick and tired, so this wasn't anything unusual, but the cramps without the period were getting getting pretty annoying after a few days.
Yes, I had one of those painful nerve tests.
Amitriptyline is the medication I am asked about most often.
I have trigeminal neuralgia and I'm allowed to have a life.
I have trigeminal neuralgia and my brain thinks I'm in pain all the time. It's really difficult to explain to anyone who doesn't live with neuropathic (nerve) pain.
Even if we can be sure a death was suicide, how can we be sure that someone took their own life due to having trigeminal neuralgia?
My name is Kirsten (Kiz) Cooper and you'll have found The Pain Corner after seeing my blog posts about living with chronic pain floating around somewhere on the internet.
I am a medical keyworker in the UK and I am not in lockdown for the coronavirus outbreak. I still go to work every day and my job is essential. I am not frontline NHS - I am not a paramedic, a nurse, or an A&E worker. I am a clinic co-ordinator at a hospital.