Is trigeminal neuralgia fatal?

Well, well, well. What do we have here? Someone stumbled upon this post searching for the fatal nature of trigeminal neuralgia. Interesting…very interesting indeed!

Trigeminal neuralgia is a medical condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in our skull. This can lead to immense pain in different parts of the face such as jaw, cheek, forehead or eye on one side or both sides of your face due to abnormal signaling along our nerve pathway.

Now let’s get straight to the question at hand….

Can Trigeminal Neuralgia Be Fatal?

I know you’re anxiously waiting for me to give you a straightforward answer but hey! My brain works like my coffee machine – slowly and erratically! chuckles

To answer your query – NO, trigeminal neuralgia itself isn’t considered fatal. But hear me out before making any assumptions!

The condition often causes excruciating pain and discomfort which can culminate in suicides ”(not kidding!)” where patient may intentionally take own life just because they couldn’t cope with it anymore.


If left untreated or misdiagnosed ”(yes that can happen)” Trigeminal Neuralgia could lead develop other health complications that might result in demise ”. Scary right?”

Some potential examples include:

  • Depression
    • If pain becomes unbearable/chronic/beyond repair patients feel obligated giving up everything including socializing or finding happiness
  • Malnutrition
    • Trouble eating due persistent stabbing pain typically follows during mealtime; and resulting weight loss.
  • Medication side effects/Addiction
    • Prescription tranquilizers prescribed friends + family ones individuals takes without consulting doctor sometimes amplify risk overdose consequences (e.g., addictions)

Gah! What an emotional roller-coaster, huh?

Remember: Consult a reputable physician if you notice any of these symptoms. This way they can provide prompt guidance for treating it.

Let’s move to our next question…

How is Trigeminal Neuralgia Treated?

Various pain management plans are opted depending on the severity and cause of trigeminal neuralgia, so it’s difficult to give a general answer here! A few possible approaches:

  • Medication
    • Anti-spasmodics like Baclofen or anti-seizure medications like Carbamazepine
  • Invasive procedures
    – Such as surgical decompression.
  • Different kinds of stimulation therapies from physical therapy ”like acupuncture” or electronic stimuli

Unfortunately, there isn’t always success in treatment attempts. It may require small combination efforts towards long term effective management!

The following tips might help manage Trigeminal Neuralgia:

Lifestyle & Home Remedies
+ Anti-inflammatory diet
+ Gentle stretches/grids( involving facial muscles)

I’d strongly recommend consulting your doctor before trying anything new!!

Okay folks, I love chatting with you but you aren’t going anywhere without finishing an interesting story that even Indiana Jones would be proud of!!

The Story Of King Fighter And The Unexplainable Pain!

Legend has it there was once a mighty king named ‘The Fighter’ who rode horses across vast lands defeating any fierce enemies he encountered along his journey. Oh did I also mention? He had the widest smile in all kingdoms ever seen! However Big Smiley wasn’t immune to painful occurrences such as Trigeminal Neuralgia when exposed to excruciating experiences found during battles fought.. sadly!

One day while riding through forest trails fighting fire-breathing dragons (wink wink!), King Fighter felt an unfamiliar sharp stabbing pain left side of face just above cheekbone spread quickly than butter on toast;!!

Concerned by such discomfort, King Fighter consulted his physician hoping he could diagnose the source of agony’'(that seems to be a recurring theme in our post so far).

After tests and exams were conducted on his face, jaw and brain it was discovered that Trigeminal Neuralgia had taken root”(plot twist much?)

But wait! This is not where the story ends!!

Our mighty king implemented all sorts of medication preventions (but none have appeared effective), acupuncture therapy with minimal improvement at median statistical rate.

One day towards end summer autumn one day during seasonal festivities after doing all he could to ward off pain ”King Fighter gave up”. He stopped taking medications- stopped Acupuncture when eventually succumbing choosing death over living life tormented torment anymore. It was never revealed whether suicide or other natural occurring causes took away our beloved King fighter from us but one thing people admired wholeheartedly about him strength courage fight until very last moment ; )

Let this fictional tale remind you why it’s important seek medical attention whenever experiencing unexplainable pains instead trying suppressing symptoms using some quick fix remedies.

I always try to keep things light and humorous until absolutely necessary because in reality what we are discussing today can’t really be joked about!


So there you have it folks – Trigeminal Neuralgia isn’t necessarily fatal but severe cases can ultimately culminate into complications that might have potential for fatal implications!! Yup scary indeed!

As someone who loves ending posts super informally, allow me say “you guys are great”. thumbs-up