Recently I have diagnosed and living with trigeminal neurolgia. It is a disease that is also known and the "suicide disease" and the "worst pain known to mankind". this disease affects the facial nerves from a blood vessel that is pulsating against it. Not that it cannot be repaired and stopped but both the nerve and the blood vessel are located in my brain stem. This causes me to have episodes of spasms and pain that opides and normal over the counter drugs do not take care of. My best description of the pain is and electrified hot knife being pushed slowly in a twisting motion into one side of your face or the other. Sometimes pin pointing a specific spot for hours. This makes a broken bone, major other pains I have had seem like a walk in the park.
I usually have to use everything I know of to keep calm and keep from screaming during an episode, so soft music, meditation, aroma therapy ect ect comes in handy. All I can do is get through one episode at a time and continue to try and live my life and help others to the best of my abilities.