Trigeminal Neuralgia triggered by anxiety
(Tampa Bay, FL)
So thankful to find this information. I'm almost 45 and have had pain from trigeminal neuralgia since I was 37. I have determined that it is definitely triggered by anxiety. When I'm not anxious, I have no pain. Sometimes, it doesn't take much to make me feel anxious, which triggers the pain, which makes me more anxious...it's a vicious cycle and one that is difficult to break. Because of the pain, I have difficulty eating and taking supplements, so I'm sure I'm nutrient deficient.
Via email a naturopathic doctor recommended that I take a progesterone supplement that I rub into my gums. http://www.hypothyroidismrevolution.com/members/supplements/kenogen-progest-e-complex/
She suggested 3-4 drops a day (3 mg/drop), gradually increasing to 3 drops 5X/day or symptomatically. Does this sound right to you? According to what I've read on your site, these doses sound low and maybe even scary considering it could increase estrogen initially and worsen symptoms. I'm wondering if it is different because it is oral rather than transdermal?
What would be your recommendation? Is the cream the best way to go?