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Suicide statistics for trigeminal neuralgia
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Suicide statistics for trigeminal neuralgia

Can you tell me where to find statistics on the suicide rate for trigeminal neuralgia. A while back I read somewhere on the internet that 50% of TN-sufferers commit suicide within 3 years. This makes sense, since the condition is devastating if you do not get diagnosed and treated early on. Thank you for your help with reference to statistics.

Best regards,

Edith
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I don't believe that the statistics show a 50% suicide rate.  TN is no doubt a horrific condition but many get atleast some relief with a coctail of drugs.  There are also neurosurgeons who perform a motor cortex stimulation surgery (similar to deep brain for parkinsons but on the outer layer of the brain) that reports has about a 50% success rate.  IMO, it would be worth the surgical risks in hopes that I would be in that succesful 50%.
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I just got diagnosed with TN, I also have fibromyalgia, and a ripped spinal cord between L1-L5. Pain is a part of my life and has been for many years. I feel that attitude is a great deal of therapy, being with supportive friends and family too. I also believe that God has a way of testing us all and everyone's test is different. This is mine and I am going to fight it til my body gives up, but my spirit never will. (:
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