I'm not here to claim my pain is worse than anyone else's, or that I know better. I hope your pain isn't worse than mine, I hope you're not struggling like I am, but I'm okay if you 'win' this one. I don't mind how mine pain compares to anyone else's. In fact, your pain is worse than mine.
Sometimes, you need to take a look at the whole picture, the bad and the good. If I weigh up what TN has taken from me, I can see that it has given me just as much back in return. I wouldn't change my life, not even the most painful moments.
For some people, social media is a place to impress and where we can take a look at their fantastic lives. My social media is the place where you can see me at my worst, where I'm complaining about being in pain, whinging about medication, feeling absolutely rotten and letting the world know.
So, before I start the dreadful task of coming off my medication again, here are my top tips from the last time (that I absolutely must not forget) for anyone else who is deciding to brave the pain too..
I would like to think, after two and a half years of trigeminal neuralgia, that I would know what to expect. I think I'm an expert at getting it the fuck done, chronic face pain and all. I'm aware that being in constant pain is very draining and I'm used to being exhausted all the time, but this is a wave of fatigue like never before
When I started writing my blog, I hoped I would help to reach just one other person with Trigeminal Neuralgia and offer them a bit of comfort, but I'm actually saddened to see that my most popular post, which pulls in views from all over the world every day, is my post about the miracle cure piercing for headaches, the daith piercing, through a piece of middle cartilage on your ear.
There have been certain benefits to getting your daith pierced all over the internet this year. Some people have claimed that getting this piercing has successfully cured their migraines, where modern medicine has failed.