Glossopharyngeal neuralgia: symptoms

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia: symptoms

What does glossopharyngeal neuralgia feel like? I will tell you about my own experience. My glossopharyngeal nerve sometimes causes stabs and jabs in my jaw. It can cause me to “jerk,” suddenly as though I have put my finger in a light socket. The pain sometimes...
Your eye: the first division of your trigeminal nerve

Your eye: the first division of your trigeminal nerve

Years ago, when I was new to the world of trigeminal neuralgia, I was visiting my neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He asked me if I had eye pain, and I was shocked, thinking he could read my mind. I didn’t realize that he asked because eye pain is...
Emotions and face pain

Emotions and face pain

As someone who has counseled people with facial pain, I understand that it is not uncommon for someone’s emotions to reach a nadir. It doesn’t matter if it’s my pain or the pain that belongs to someone else. So I am always concerned when I hear that...