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(Mirror.co.uk)   Man claims rare condition stopped him from kissing his wife for four years until he had Teflon inserted in his skull. Teflon, eh? Good luck sticking with that story   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 27
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2013-09-27 11:01:10 PM
Pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia, which affects 12 out of 100,000 people in the UK each year.....

First question: Does this affect anyone else in the world?
 
2013-09-28 12:16:58 AM

phlegmmo: Pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia, which affects 12 out of 100,000 people in the UK each year.....

First question: Does this affect anyone else in the world?


2nd question: does it stop him from getting blowjobs?
 
2013-09-28 12:38:17 AM
Every time Catherine revved up the microwave, I'd piss my pants and forget who I was for about half an hour or so.

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2013-09-28 12:42:21 AM

fusillade762: phlegmmo: Pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia, which affects 12 out of 100,000 people in the UK each year.....

First question: Does this affect anyone else in the world?

2nd question: does it stop him from getting blowjobs?


It apparently stopped him from giving them, at least.


"Once I was at my parents' house for dinner and before the spoon even got to my mouth I was on the floor in agony."
 
2013-09-28 12:47:34 AM
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2013-09-28 12:53:49 AM

fusillade762: phlegmmo: Pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia, which affects 12 out of 100,000 people in the UK each year.....

First question: Does this affect anyone else in the world?

2nd question: does it stop him from getting blowjobs?


3rd question:...?
 
2013-09-28 01:00:13 AM
TEFLON DISABLES SENSE OF SMELL...
 
2013-09-28 01:01:11 AM
Great staple job there Lou.
 
2013-09-28 01:05:17 AM
she looks like she really missed kissing him.
 
2013-09-28 01:06:26 AM
for a guy who couldn't pick up a spoon without dropping to the floor in agony, he sure looks well-fed.
 
2013-09-28 01:10:59 AM

phlegmmo: Pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia, which affects 12 out of 100,000 people in the UK each year.....

First question: Does this affect anyone else in the world?


Yes, common in USA as well.
Effective treatment is sorta new.
 
2013-09-28 01:16:34 AM

the_cnidarian: fusillade762: phlegmmo: Pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia, which affects 12 out of 100,000 people in the UK each year.....

First question: Does this affect anyone else in the world?

2nd question: does it stop him from getting blowjobs?

3rd question:...?


PROFIT!
 
2013-09-28 01:18:58 AM
Why doesn't the news on TV blur my nipples?
 
2013-09-28 01:23:40 AM
She was probably more concerned with his inability to lick her bean.

/Also, she seems real enthusiastic that he can slobber on her face now.
 
2013-09-28 02:00:45 AM

bojon: Great staple job there Lou.


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2013-09-28 02:21:31 AM
Was this teflon delivered with a frying pan?
 
2013-09-28 03:11:17 AM

phlegmmo: Pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia, which affects 12 out of 100,000 people in the UK each year.....

First question: Does this affect anyone else in the world?


*raises hand* and I'm an American and everything!

Not as badly as this poor guy had it, though. The average patient to present with TN is a 68-year-old woman, and while not rare, it's not exactly common either.

/i'm not 68
//that teflon solution terrifies and fascinates me
 
2013-09-28 03:15:05 AM
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a devastating condition that causes extreme pain (similar to being electrocuted) and has no cure.  Treatment is typically with a combination of anti-convulsant medications and narcotic pain killers.  Unfortunately many patients develop tolerances to these medications, which eventually makes treating the condition impossible.  Once that point is reached, neuro surgery is the only option.  The most common surgical treatment is  microvascular decompression.  In that procedure a form of Teflon is used to create a cushion between the Trigeminal nerve and the adjacent blood vessel that is often the cause of the pain.
 
2013-09-28 03:52:30 AM

Talondel: Trigeminal Neuralgia is a devastating condition that causes extreme pain (similar to being electrocuted) and has no cure.  Treatment is typically with a combination of anti-convulsant medications and narcotic pain killers.  Unfortunately many patients develop tolerances to these medications, which eventually makes treating the condition impossible.  Once that point is reached, neuro surgery is the only option.  The most common surgical treatment is  microvascular decompression.  In that procedure a form of Teflon is used to create a cushion between the Trigeminal nerve and the adjacent blood vessel that is often the cause of the pain.


That's all true, if "trigeminal nerve and blood vessel PDA at the exit hole" is what's causing the TN (and as you pointed out, that's most common). Teflon treatment won't help you if it's an aneurysm or tumor, or if it's the vanguard of your burgeoning MS - all of which are part of the "usual suspects" lineup (we went looking for all of those things. it's a weird world when "maybe we'll be lucky and it'll just be MS" is a thing that you think).

Saline injections into the nerve are one of the non-surgical options as well. I'm not sure exactly the procedure, but it deadens the nerve short-term (3-6 months) and doesn't involve neurosurgery. I asked my neuro about severing the nerve, which they sometimes do, because i'm young and healthy and can take surgery - he said that they avoid that unless they HAVE to, because the place they have to make the cut is beneath the cerebellum and they have to move it out of the way to do the work, then put it back, then pray to assorted gods and pastas that you don't have any problems at all because a hemorrhage right there would be appallingly bad.

I just hope they evaluated whichever teeth are on that poor guy's broken nerve. An abscess can put pressure on the nerve that confuses traffic everywhere, presents just like TN, and the symptoms go away when the tooth is pulled. My neuro had me do that, but he had to send me to an oral surgeon to get the films done (I asked my dentist first, but he said a regular dental x-ray doesn't give a wide enough angle to catch that kind of problem, they only focus on teeth). I dunno if other neurologists would think to do that.
 
2013-09-28 04:57:43 AM
I didn't know halitosis was a rare condition.
 
2013-09-28 07:31:39 AM

phlegmmo: Pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia, which affects 12 out of 100,000 people in the UK each year.....

First question: Does this affect anyone else in the world?


My dad does... this disease is horrifying.  He takes his drugs sparingly, but sometimes needs the heaviest stuff when he has an extra bad day because the pain can cause enough inflammation in his head to trigger a stroke.  Fortunately the four he's had have all been minor enough that he's mostly recovered, and he hits the gym almost every day to ward off the bad attacks (he has atypical TN, so relaxing too much triggers the bad attacks) and prevent too much weight gain (the drugs he takes are all known t cause big weight gains).  I sent this article to my mom, since this isn't one of the treatments they've talked about that I know of... the more extreme treatments he's tried thus far has been an epidural to the head with no relief, and a series of steroid injections to the back of the head with minor relief.
 
2013-09-28 07:42:09 AM

Amos Quito: TEFLON DISABLES SENSE OF SMELL...


You're suggesting his wife has the stink?
 
2013-09-28 07:43:32 AM
I have Meralgia Paresthetica and can understand the pain involved here. Mine isn't from the normal causes, and I've permanently lost feeling in my outer thigh. The pain I occasionally get now is like the phantom pain amputees get.
 
2013-09-28 08:26:28 AM

AGremlin: Every time Catherine revved up the microwave, I'd piss my pants and forget who I was for about half an hour or so.

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My first thought.

I would have posted that earlier, but the shiatter was full.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-28 09:10:49 AM
From TFA:
""Once I was at my parents' house for dinner and before the spoon even got to my mouth I was on the floor in agony."

To be honest this IS the UK, home of the boiled steak and warm beer.

/i keed, i keed
 
2013-09-28 09:29:46 AM
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"I'm the Teflon eunuch!"
 
2013-09-28 12:36:34 PM
So basically, they did this, but with teflon?

www.findtape.com
 
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