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Spreading awareness through writing: Trigeminal neuralgia in fiction

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One of the things I love most about fiction: as authors, we can educate others about the things they may have never heard of before. This is one such case.
Trigeminal neuralgia: ever heard of it? I haven’t, but it’s a good time to learn about it!

“Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve which causes horrendous pain attacks in the face.”

Find out more how Rosa Sophia has worked her own experience into one of her characters in her upcoming romance, MEET ME IN THE GARDEN.
– RAB

Rosa Sophia

Originally, I’d written that my main character in Meet Me In the Garden, Amalie, suffered from vertigo. But after my diagnosis of TN, and after discovering I have had this disorder my entire life without knowing it, I changed it to trigeminal neuralgia. Remember, they say you should write what you know. Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve which causes horrendous pain attacks in the face.

I now use my writing to spread awareness of TN; I am hoping anyone who reads Meet Me In the Garden, which will be released by Limitless Publishing on January 20, will learn something about this horrible disorder. Many others struggle with trigeminal neuralgia, and there are still many doctors who know nothing of the disorder. TN patients deserve the proper help. Spreading awareness is the first step in finding a cure to any illness.

For now, here’s…

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