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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue was feeling good

    I feel that my journey towards optimal health is progressing slowly but surely. I am only taking limited medication (ibuprofren and paracetemol) to take the edge of RA pain. I have been taking nutritional supplements to aid recovery from RA and TN for 2 months and taking fresh fruit and veg juice blends every day for last 2 or 3 weeks. Alongside meditation, relaxation, joint and limb stretching, exercising when possible (mainly walking) and keeping positive, enjoying the precious time spent with my partner and baby girl as well as other friends and family when possible, I feel these actions are helping to improve my health and wellbeing whilst avoiding medication as I cope with the current pains.

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue completed the QOL survey

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue updated her weight

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue updated her symptoms for

    moderate ModerateJoint pain, Stiffness in morning
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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue updated the condition RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:
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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue updated her basic information

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue added a profile picture

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue updated her symptoms

    Depressed mood BetterDepressed mood, Insomnia
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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue updated her basic information

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue updated the condition Trigeminal Neuralgia

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:
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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue updated her basic information

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    I treat my health and wellbeing issues - neuralgia and rheumatoid arthritis - holistically as I feel that all our illnesses and dis-ease are a combination of mental, spiritual, emotional as well as physical issues. I practice meditation, relaxation, nutritional improvements, yoga and stretching at home as well as seeking help with 'alternative' therapies such as reiki, shiatsu, cranial sacral, acupuncture, counselling and so on to improve my overall wellbeing and health.

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue updated her symptoms

    Pain BetterPain
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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue was feeling good

    Due to talking with partner, taking time to breath, feel centered and calm, I am not feeling guilty about resting and taking life at a slow pace. Increased periods of respite. Attacks less intense.

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue added a treatment evaluation for Meditation

    • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
    • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
    • Perceived effectiveness for Holistic Health: Major
    • Side Effects: None
    • Adherence: Usually
    • Burden: Not at all
    • Dosage: As needed
    • Advice & Tips: I practice meditation alongside deep breathing almost every time I have an attack of pain. I also try to add more sessions into my day when I remember, feel the need or am prompted in some other way. Benefits are holistic - I feel relaxed, energised and soothed physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This helps me to manage the neuralgia symptoms more effectively by feeling powerful instead of powerless against the pain. It also reminds me that my symptoms and causes are not only physical but have a mental, emotional and spiritual root too. Healing focused on all these levels means I feel better sooner and for longer, even when pain attacks are intense and frequent. Finding the time is up to me as it can be 1 minute or much longer according to my needs, schedule, motivation and energy levels.
    • Cost: < $25 monthly
    I practice meditation alongside deep breathing almost every time I have an attack of pain. I also try to add more sessions into my day when I remember, feel the need or am prompted in some other way. Benefits are holistic - I feel relaxed, energised and soothed physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This helps me to manage the neuralgia symptoms more effectively by feeling powerful instead of powerless against the pain. It also reminds me that my symptoms and causes are not only physical but have a mental, emotional and spiritual root too. Healing focused on all these levels means I feel better sooner and for longer, even when pain attacks are intense and frequent. Finding the time is up to me as it can be 1 minute or much longer according to my needs, schedule, motivation and energy levels.
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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue added a treatment evaluation for Yoga

    • Perceived effectiveness for Pain relief: Moderate
    • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
    • Perceived effectiveness for Holistic Health: Major
    • Side Effects: None
    • Adherence: Sometimes
    • Burden: A little
    • Dosage: 30 min Weekly
    • Advice & Tips: Due to neuralgia I practice yoga sporadically as and when I can but feel better if I can practice regularly whether for 10 minutes almost every day or for 1 hour 2 or 3 times a week. Benefits are holistic - I feel energised and soothed physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This helps me to manage the neuralgia symptoms more effectively by feeling powerful instead of powerless against the pain. Finding the time is up to me as it can be 10 minutes or longer according to my schedule and energy levels. However, when I am experiencing intense pain it is harder to feel motivated or to physically maintain a practice.
    • Cost: < $25 monthly
    Due to neuralgia I practice yoga sporadically as and when I can but feel better if I can practice regularly whether for 10 minutes almost every day or for 1 hour 2 or 3 times a week. Benefits are holistic - I feel energised and soothed physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This helps me to manage the neuralgia symptoms more effectively by feeling powerful instead of powerless against the pain. Finding the time is up to me as it can be 10 minutes or longer according to my schedule and energy levels. However, when I am experiencing intense pain it is harder to feel motivated or to physically maintain a practice.
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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue added a treatment evaluation for Deep breathing and relaxation

    • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
    • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
    • Side Effects: None
    • Adherence: Usually
    • Burden: Not at all
    • Dosage: 50 min Daily
    • Advice & Tips: I practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques alongside meditation both when I am experiencing attacks of pain and when I am pain free. This treatment helps me to feel more whole, centered and able to manage the periods of pain more effectively. My body tenses up with pain and deep breathing relaxes my body and helps to calm my mind so I can either allow myself to go with the flow of the pain instead of fighting it, or to distance myself from the physical pain by 'rising above it' emotionally.
    • Cost: < $25 monthly
    I practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques alongside meditation both when I am experiencing attacks of pain and when I am pain free. This treatment helps me to feel more whole, centered and able to manage the periods of pain more effectively. My body tenses up with pain and deep breathing relaxes my body and helps to calm my mind so I can either allow myself to go with the flow of the pain instead of fighting it, or to distance myself from the physical pain by 'rising above it' emotionally.
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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue added a treatment evaluation for Deep breathing and relaxation

    • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
    • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
    • Side Effects: None
    • Adherence: Usually
    • Burden: Not at all
    • Dosage: 50 min Daily
    • Advice & Tips: I practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques alongside meditation both when I am experiencing attacks of pain and when I am pain free. This treatment helps me to feel more whole, centered and able to manage the periods of pain more effectively. My body tenses up with pain and deep breathing relaxes my body and helps to calm my mind so I can either allow myself to go with the flow of the pain instead of fighting it, or to distance myself from the physical pain by 'rising above it' emotionally.
    • Cost: < $25 monthly
    I practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques alongside meditation both when I am experiencing attacks of pain and when I am pain free. This treatment helps me to feel more whole, centered and able to manage the periods of pain more effectively. My body tenses up with pain and deep breathing relaxes my body and helps to calm my mind so I can either allow myself to go with the flow of the pain instead of fighting it, or to distance myself from the physical pain by 'rising above it' emotionally.
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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue completed the QOL survey

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    racheblue
    Data Quality: 1 star
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 42
    Condition: Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: g
    I have:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    racheblue joined PatientsLikeMe

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