Has anyone suffered from trigeminal neuralgia and seen a difference in lessening of pain or elimination of it with a paleo diet? And if so, what "type" of paleo...dairy, no dairy, etc.
asked byKarin_1 (3501)
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on September 14, 2011
at 12:35 AM
I put all my tic patients on high dose K2. The main cause of tic is compression of the fifth cranial nerve by the superior. Cerebellar artery that usually is calcified. As the heart beats the movement is transmitted to the vessels recoil and it hits the nerve and causes a short circuit activity. Epiphatic nerve damage. The k2 decreases the calcification after six months. I also optimized D when doing this because it works quicker
on September 13, 2011
at 10:16 PM
Agh! I feel for you, Karin. I don't have trigeminal neuralgia, but I do run the Boston Chronic Pain Meetup group, and see lots of different stuff.
Have you considered an elimination diet? Close to Robb Wolf's autoimmune protocol, that is.
In addition, I am developing a website, not to be self-promoted here, that addresses non-surgical treatments for different chronic pain issues. It'll go up...sometime?
on September 16, 2011
at 06:43 PM
My ATN (or something) actually started after I went Paleo and lost most of the weight. I've had pain over a year and a half, and I've been on K2 most of that time (D3, Mg too). Obviously, I the diet (and K2) are good things to do in themselves, but these things at best moderate my pain. I noticed the last time I got exposed to wheat things got worse. I also noticed kelp makes it pretty bad for some strange reason.
What is really frustrating is that doctors tend to assume nutritional deficiency after they hear you've lost 113 lbs.
on February 16, 2013
at 04:34 AM
to the with the fiance who is 42 and diabetic can you please tell me the eating plan he/she did as I have the same and trigeminal nueralgia to trow it in the mix with the pain.
on September 13, 2011
at 10:54 PM
My fiance is 42 was type 2 diabetic and in chronic pain. Popped Alleve like candy. Also was on at least 5 prescription meds. He went paleo but with limited dairy and lost 50 lbs, all the meds, and is no longer in pain nor does he suffer from diabetes any longer. He has neuropathy in his feet but they don't bother him anymore and he is slowly regaining feeling after nearly 2 yrs.