International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

Created and Sponsor by TNnME(TrigeminalNeuralgia and Me)

We're asking theWorld Health Organization (WHO): To take action onTrigeminal Neuralgia, ALL Neuralgia (aka "TN" "Suicide Disease") &Facial Pain Disorders!

Please add Trigeminal Neuralgia to the "Health Topics" list.

By adding Trigeminal Neuralgia to your health topic list this will also open doors for all neuralgia and facial pain disorders!

It will create awareness, access to resources and create opportunities for funding & research.

TN is...characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face originating from the Trigeminal Nerve. The pain felt is the most excruciating known to man, Hence why it is called the "Suicide Disease".

This condition is so rare that only 1 in 20,000 people have it. But that number could be higher due to misdiagnosis. Women than man are more likely to be effected. Usually those older than 50 are diagnosed, but you can have it as young as 3 yrs old!

People signing this petition are supportingOct. 7th as the official International Awareness Dayfor Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain Disorders.

We must inform people of what TN is, it's characteristic, symptoms & treatments.

Joining our voices together, we can be heard around the world!

NO $$ needed for your signature on this petition just your name, email address, then hit the "Sign Now" button and close out.

Support Trigeminal Neuralgia & Facial Disorders by spreading Awareness! online facial pain support

The International TN Awareness Ribbon is available for your purchase, with funds going to the above Facial Pain Association and the below Facing Facial Pain Research Foundation to do research for a CURE. TN & Facial Pain Disorder Research Foundation

Sponsor and Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Fighters. contact: tnnme and the awareness fighters at:




  • Jennifer Crossley I suffer from Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia. My mother and my great-grandmother suffered from Type I Trigeminal Neuralgia.
    There is a serious lack of knowledge in the medical community about this disorder, especially in the dental field, which is the first line of defense. Many sufferers end up in the dental chair and under go many unnecessary and expensive procedures only to be left in more pain and with no answers.

  • Kathy Zabaneh More awareness will hopefully bring more research which may help many of us who could use hope for a cure.

  • Doug Hefenfinger My wife has been suffering with TN for years. It has changed everything in her life, especially family and friends. She is the strongest person I know, she is my hero !!!!!

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    Maree Howard

    just now Comments: I watched my cousin suffer with this excruciating pain. To see her dibilitated and unable to explain to myself or medical staff what was happening was just awful. But she lives with the anxiety that it could come back again at any time. Just awful.
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    Andrea Dion

    15 minutes ago Comments: I was diagnosed with TN a little over 7 yrs ago. Have had 2 MVDs, injections, Gamma-knife and a long history of various meds. It was intensified and made worse by a visit to a dentist even after informing them myself and providing reading material. The TN was "injected" causing it to spiral out of control again. Please, get info in the hands of the people treating us. They need more education and empathy. WE need a cure!!! Some of us aren't living..only existing locked in a horrendous cycle of pain that affects everyone we hold dear.
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    Lee Thomas

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Petition highlights

  • The International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Fighters give thanks to all those that are participating in the 2014 "Light Up Teal" 2nd Annual International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day on October 7th 2014! Please see: