If there are activities that you struggle with e.g. shaving of the face, brushing your teeth, then time your medication to facilitate these activities is wise.
- E.g. Some people may find that thier pain is greatly reduced 1-2 hours after the medicine gets into your system, so plan your activities around this or take your medications slightly earlier or later to work round your plans
- Please note we do not suggest wildly varying your medication intake, however a one or two hour difference is fine
Take your vitamins!
It is important to keep the body healthy to help manage the pain-pathways. Vitamin B Complex, especially vitamin B12, has some evidence in helping regulate nerve function and may be beneficial.
Consider a counsellor or therapist
TN is tough, there is doubting it, Many sufferers find that a good support bubble is essential to maintaining good quality mental health. Furthermore, it is common for suffers, once they go into remission, to have worries about TN returning, Future planning with therapists can help give you a sense of control to these situations. EMDR therapy can be useful if you have unwanted thoughts or worries about TN.