I have been tearing up my books about MS trying to find more info on trigeminal neuralgia, but all they have is a few sentences and then off to something more pertinent. (I have to say that anyone who is suffering from TN would find any info about it pertinent.) One of the most compelling things I have found so far is about what is considered the first documented case of MS--the Virgin Lidwina. For anyone who may not be as much of a history geek as me, I will give an overview: Late in the 14th century Lidwina fell on the ice while skating with friends (and is thus the patron saint of figure skaters), kicking off an ensuing 37 year disease of waxing and waning neurological problems. She suffered from the usual symptoms of MS and had terrible TN along with it. She embraced her suffering, thinking it was her lot to take on suffering for mankind. So what does all this have to do with me, my TN and how I view MS? First, I am not about to embrace suffering if I can help it; I know that I am not taking on suffering for mankind--I would be a terrible choice. I am not patient or self-sacrificing; and lastly I still can't seem to find the answers to all of this. What I would like to know is about anyone else who is suffering the same problem and how they deal with it. It is in the corner of my face and radiates through my jaw all the way to my cheekbone and even into my ear. So if you have TN, please let me know how if affects you and how you deal with it. Thanks, love ya, Blindbeard.