trigeminal neuralgia

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trigeminal neuralgia

[trī′jem·ə·nəl nu̇′ral·jə]
(medicine)
Sudden severe pains of unknown cause along the path of one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. Also known as tic douloureux.
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The GOFUNDME page describes Trigeminal Neuralgia as a debilitating illness known as the suicide disease due to the extreme pain and lack of remedies.
She had been struck down with trigeminal neuralgia, a nerve condition so painful it is also known as suicide disease. But when she went to see her own GP she claims she was passed off as a hopeless neurotic.
"It's known as the suicide disease. They take their own life because they feel so alone and they're in so much pain," Hansen told KTVK.