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xxChristin022xx

Evansville, Indiana
I am 24 years old. I was in a car accident when I was 17, and year later I started having daily level 10 headaches. I searched for an answer everywhere: Michigan, Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis. For 5 years I had no answers and no pain relief. I told my mom that I would try out one more doctor, but I was very ready to give up. The one doctor happened to be a neurosurgeon and helped me...

Valerie A. Facebook

Evansville, Indiana
I am a 36 year old female, from Southern IN.  I have Arnold Chiari 1 Malformation, bilateral greater occipital neuralgia, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and anxiety. In 2008 I had a Stimulator (Medtronics) Implant for bilateral greater occipital neuralgia. I still suffer extreme pain, not just headaches, neck pain, muscle pain, joint pain, spasms in my head, my...

annie

Pontiac, Illinois
I am a 31 year old female suffering from headaches - occipital neuralgia to be specific.  I have tried numerous treatments and medications with little to no pain relief.  I recently found a new doctor, who has suggested an occipital nerve stimulation implant.  My husband and I are in the process of deciding what to do next. 
Communities: Migraine & Headaches

Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven

San Diego, California
Hi. I am Jan Rasmusen, author, lecturer, newsletter writer, and dog health and safety advocate. I have appeared on radio and television many times advocating for dogs. After my dog Jiggy was diagnosed with life-threatening immune-mediated hepatitis, I began what is now almost five years of research and interviews with dozens of our most innovative veterinarians and other experts. I am not a...
Communities: General Medicine

Ms. J

Texas
I'm a 32 year old woman that has suffered from classic migraines from the age of 7 and developed occipital and auriculotemporal neuralgia 4 years ago that resulted in daily headaches. My headaches are debilitating and intractable. I recently had an occipital nerve stimulator implanted to help with my pain because so many other treatments have failed.  Check out my blog that chronicles...

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Health Impact Award

Gainesville, Florida
The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit voluntary health organization, serving patients worldwide who suffer from neuropathic face pain, including TN, their families, and the physicians, dentists and healthcare providers who treat them. TNA Goals and Objectives to accomplish its mission. ° By assisting in the development of support groups and...
Communities: Chronic Pain

BPChicks Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
We're 4 women who blog about mental health issues or whatever is on our minds.  At times we hope to be informative.  We believe a good sense of humor and love among friends is the best medicine; and that a sense of community that we try to build through on-line conversation(comments) helps us along the way. Bipolar Chicks? Some of us have that diagnosis, some of us do...
Communities: General Medicine

johntoni

California
I was diagnoised with trigeminal neuralgia 12 years ago,I tried all the meds there were to no avail so i decided to have the MVD operation. The doctor cut and took out 60% of my nerve. The pain was worst than ever. I than had a nerve removed over my left eye and was pain free for 18 months and then the pain returned. After this I had the GAMMA KNIFE which did nothing. I am now in pain every day...

fibromy@ss

Kingston, Canada
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia:  15 years ago Other Ailments & Diagnoses:  Migraines, TMJ, Neuralgia (more like Bells Palsy), Frozen Shoulder (more like frozen left side of body), Arthritis (of the spine), Irritable Bowl Syndrome, frequent bladder issues, Acid Reflux Disease, Cerebral Atrophy (condition: severe), Acute/Chronic Tendonitis, Bursitis, Bipolar Disorder, and BRAIN...

SuzieQ

California
I am a woman who is dealing with pain and other healthcare issues.  I am looking for information, support, references, and like minds, as I mire through the needs to get worthy treatment.  I have spine pain, Chronic Myalgia Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, ?Vulvadynia/related Neuralgia, CFatigueImmunesuppressant Syndrome, Asthma, Food and Environmental Allergies. 
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