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Is Trigeminal Neuralgia Related to Migraine?

I've read articles that speak to the trigeminal nerve and it's relationship to migraine, but not whether one is connected to the other (headline question). I developed chronic migraines (post-trauma) 6-years ago. Then, suddenly trigeminal neuralgia showed up last summer (same side as 95% of migraine pain). Is there a physiological connection? I'd be interested to discover whether this has happened to anyone else.

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  1. Hi Rievaulx,

    Great question! Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Trigeminal Neuralgia and migraine disease are thought to be comorbid conditions, meaning, they may occur at the same time but are not caused by one another. Not that we have attacks of both at the same time, which is certainly possible, rather we have both conditions. Does that make sense?

    I hope that is helpful!
    Nancy

    1. Thank you. Yes, it makes sense. Just very unfortunate.

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