Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve which causes episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in the areas of the face where the branches of the nerve are distributed - lips, eyes, nose, scalp, forehead, upper jaw, and lower jaw. The disorder most often affects one side of the face, but some patients experience pain at different times on both sides. Trigeminal Neuralgia is considered to be one of the most painful afflictions known to medical science.
Did I say, "Aleve doesn't work as well for this pain."?
What I meant was, "Aleve is completely worthless for this pain."
As for good news: Last night was the first night in 3 weeks that I didn't wake up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain and need an ice pack just to survive. The pain was mellow enough that I slept all night. It felt so good to wake up refreshed this morning. :-) Thank you, God, for medicines that do work.
Blessings to you,