Hmmmmm What does TN feel like…
I guess the best way to describe it is being hit full blast in the face with a shovel, or a lightning bolt striking your face or having a sledge hammer hit you. 100’s of times a day. Every day. Everytime you touch your face, or frown, or smile, or wind brushes against you…
I got a bone fide electric shock from a light fitting recently. It hurt way less than the TN. Its not called the suicide disease for no reason!! It is classed as the most painful conditions known to man.
Now, I am very lucky indeed. Mine is in the Optical Branch of the trigeminal nerve which is why I have been able to cope for so long. Mainly it strikes the jaw or cheek. Its almost impossible to talk or eat when you are having episodes. There is no way I could survive not being able to eat chocolate.
I also get pins and needles and ‘cramping’ in my face too. Am not sure if this is related.
Here is a good link that describes TN well. http://www.tna.org.uk/pages/condition.html
Bet you regret asking now. lol. I hope with everything I have that you are not affected by this.