5 Things To Know About Trigeminal Neuralgia, The Worst Pain in the World

This troubling condition is in the form of very severe facial pain that feels like an electric shock, and usually affects only one side of the face. Trigeminal neuralgia can be debilitating – but luckily, there is a treatment. There are many different types of pain. As you may know, each is unique in its […]

12 Things to Know About Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a term used for facial pain which begins in the trigeminal nerve. It usually occurs in people over the age of 50 and affects women more than men. However, it is more common in people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). We’ve put together a list of facts about trigeminal neuralgia with help from familydoctor.org […]

7 Things You Need To Know About A Narcissist

“Inflated sense of self…” “excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance…” “extreme selfishness…” “grandiose views of one’s own talents and a craving for admirations…”” “self-centeredness arising from failure to distinguish the self from external objects….in either babies or as a feature of mental disorder…” Congratulations! By reading though these snippets of personality […]

12 Things Narcissists Say And What They REALLY Mean

Anyone who has ever been in a relationship with a malignant narcissist or otherwise manipulative, toxic person is well acquainted with how they use language differently. The phrases that most people use in everyday conversations bear a far different meaning in the context of an abusive relationship with a narcissist.  As Carrie Barron M.D. notes, […]

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD/ADHD

It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. People who have ADD/ADHD are suffering. Life […]

How I Learned My 20-Year ‘Toothache’ Was Trigeminal Neuralgia

I had been living with severe teeth, face and head pain for years before getting a diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia. At least 20 years. That sounds unrealistic, doesn’t it? How can someone live with such a painful condition for so long without getting a diagnosis? But that happens… not just with trigeminal neuralgia. I can remember […]

What I Wish People Understood About Losing My Career Due to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

In 2003, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome took my career. Until then, I had an amazing job. I made a great income and I was so happy with what I did and what I planned to do. I did not know then what I know now, however. When I had to walk into my boss’ office and finally […]