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.

  • Colleen Sedora Supporting JJ!!!!! Please sign and get the recognition and the necessary support and awareness for all TN patients.

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

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    Lina Croce

    2 days ago Comments: I am a TN Sufferer, Please, Please Help Me and All Sufferers. We need to be Recognised.....Please....
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    Joe urbanek

    3 days ago Comments: We need awareness I watch Doctors turn my wife away becz the DEA is watching doctors so they are afraid to treat people in real, severe pain!! She has had at least 6 brain surgeries 12 radio frequencys 10 injections in face needs to be hospitalized every other year & needs ER 10 times a year but won't go bcz their mean to her!!!
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    Rene j urbanek, United States

    3 days ago Comments: I suffer terribly the last 12 years from TN have had 6 brain surgeries my brain stimulator moto cortex my last caused seizures after 5 months I never took aspirin before this Now most ignorant medical staff who don't know what I have treat us like drug seekers I hate it this fear of ER abuse killed our Emily that should never happen we need education out there so people know how badly we suffer every winter I want to end my suffering but then my children s will begin!!! Help us I can't even hardly find docs willing to treat me after DEA crack down why can't sick people get care??
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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: