As the cold and dark days of winter draw in, UK residents are concerned more than ever about the cost of living crisis, not only the increased cost of Housing and food but heating too as those of us that suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia, deal with cold far worse than anyone else because low temperatures are a definite trigger that can spark a TN attack.
The CEO of `the TNA Aneeta Prem has written to all the major energy companies in the UK asking for help with the cost of bills for those suffering from TN.
‘Many Trigeminal Neuralgia suffers are fearful of getting overwhelmed by soaring costs. especially in heating their homes, many people cannot work due to the debilitating pain are at home, and suffering’
A member of TN reported that:
‘I am unable to put my heating on as the cost has gone up 300% in the last year, this means that I am cold and it really does affect the level of pain I suffer. Even in my house, walking down the hall is so chilly that my Trigeminal Neuralgia pain keeps flaring up. I have also had to reduce the amount of food I eat as this is too expensive, I am living on Cup a of Soup and noodles”