When life - it really is a pain, or a few facts about this terrible "suicide disease"
Any disease known to modern medicine, inevitably causes a person to feel pain, but what pops into your mind when you hear the phrase "suicide disease"? No, we are not talking about any long depression, acute psychosis and other psychiatric pathologies, this terrible disease, which now will be discussed, it is material and tangible physical.
Trigeminal neuralgia - a complex and long medical diagnosis, the value and the full horror of which understood not everyone, in contrast to other very common, much more simple and terrible name - "suicide disease". And here is a suicide? Quite simply, trigeminal neuralgia, she TH, causing the patient is so strong and frequent pain, are not able to remove even the narcotic opioid painkillers, according to statistics about 50% of people with this diagnosis sooner or later end up with them only to to make the pain stop. So today we decided to tell our readers a few facts about the horrible disease that causes the most intense pain known to humanity and medicine.
What can not be silent, but painful to say?
Even modern neurologists who have dedicated many years of his professional career study of chronic pain, is still not completely clear how and why illness that can turn human life into a real hell. "The disease is suicide" affects the trigeminal facial nerve, which is why any touch, extreme changes in temperature, breeze, improper food eaten at dinner, banal runny or most usual kiss causes a patient suffering from the disease, seizures, burning unbearable pain, which reduces muscle practically the whole half of the face, starting from the temples, and ending with the base of the neck.
The pain that causes TN, are of such a strong character that physicians in emergency departments in the West sometimes called her "disease, which is not to say", not figuratively but quite literally. People who suffer from it often have to carry a paper detailing their diagnosis, because during the pain attack completely deprive them of the opportunity to speak and to explain to the ripened to help doctors have to sign language.
To make matters worse, general practitioners working in the emergency rooms of hospitals, often either accept such patients for drug addicts in search of a free dose, or, on the contrary, trying to remove the seizure of narcotic painkillers, which are not able to cope with the agony of an inflamed nerve, but addictive and make the pain may be more painful for one, two, three.
"Tear them all, Doctor, I can not take it anymore!"
Although the cause of the pain associated with TN lies precisely in the trigeminal facial nerve, the first doctor to whom, as a rule, address the victim's "suicide disease", it is the dentist. Due to the fact that the pain spreads over the entire face and is particularly strong shoots in the jaw, many people initially believed that the root of all their misery lies precisely in the affected tooth.
After dentists performing the inspection and in case by making an X-ray, do not show any abnormalities in the mouth izmuchal pain patient, the only remaining option is to delete only "falsely accused" tooth. As familiarity with dental pliers, of course, not able to pacify Wanton facial nerve, and the agony continues to roll, forcing the man back and sit down again in the dental chair, to the point where many patients with TN still find themselves in the office of neurologist, they manage to lose more than half of perfectly healthy "native" teeth.
"My mouth shut"
Although trigeminal neuralgia is relatively rare, sometimes hot "kiss" the suicide disease can not be avoided, and some fairly well-known and high-ranking people. For example, in 2015 the British media raised a scandal and brought down a storm of indignation on the head of Andre Jenkins, a member of the British Parliament who suddenly refused to answer reporters' questions, and rushed out of the hall in the middle of an important press conference. Only a few months later, Jenkins is officially admitted that her "trick" was caused by nothing more than how to attack this insidious disease, which she called "painful and treacherous sudden physical ailments."