Hi. You have no idea how happy I am to have found this place. This TN stuff is all fairly new to me, although as I start to look backward and connect a few previous issues to the possibility of TN, things are starting to make more sense!
I'm hoping that posting most of my initial questions here will be *slightly* less annoying than posting 500 times, every time I think of a new question.
My first question, is...is it stress related? Everyone (friends, family, etc) keeps suggesting stress relaxation techniques, and I'm trying them because I'll try anything at the moment, frankly, but does it do any good?
Related to that question...how do emotions effect your TN? I had a pretty good day, pain-wise yesterday, and I went to my mother's birthday party in the evening. We had a great time, there was zero stress, but mid-way through the party I got the electric shock. It got worse from there, until by the time I was back in my car I was crying. So...can happy emotions effect it as much as stress kinds of emotions?
Semi-related: In the midst of that episode last night, I stopped and bought that Neuragen cream stuff. I was hesitant because of the price, but I was crying and desperate. It took a few minutes to start working, but it stopped the episode right in its tracks. I was pretty impressed.
I know it's not a permanent solution, but I'm pretty sure it's my new best friend!
(Okay, that wasn't really a question I guess. Or maybe....have any of you tried a topical cream and had it work?)
I have an appointment today and I'm a little nervous. I don't have a good history of doctors listening to me when I have an issue I can't fully describe. When I get online and research to fully explain myself, I end up getting accused of trying to fake something. :(
I believe this is made worse by the fact that I am on Medicaid.
Do any of you have advice on getting TN help when you are on public assistance? My goal here is to get help so that I *don't* have to get on disability. I want to keep working, I want to have as normal of a life as possible.
Thank you for listening to me. I tend to babble. :)