Month: November 2019

Chronic Pain Support Groups

I am in several online support groups for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Occipital and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia. I have learned so much about these conditions, what gives relief, and what procedures have been successful for others because I joined five years ago.

Distraction is the Most Powerful Analgesic

The Number one Thing you can do for Pain Relief Distraction is the most powerful analgesic because it helps you stop catastrophizing every ache and pain. “â€Ĥ it appears to involve competition for attention between a highly salient sensation (pain) and consciously directed focus… Continue Reading “Distraction is the Most Powerful Analgesic”

Brain Surgery

I recently had brain surgery to cure Trigeminal, Occipital and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia.

Lessons during an MRI

During a very loud and claustrophobic MRI and angiogram of my brain’s blood vessels, I used self-hypnosis to stay still for an hour. Especially after the tech closed the cage over my face and said, “Try not to move your head.”