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Trigeminal neuralgia

New to this site. I am just learning that this condition and overall migraine symptoms can be caused by a fan blowing directly on a person....overhead causing stiffness or electric-like shocks, or a stand fan. Since it has been so hot here in Califirnia, I have had fans on day and night. My Fibro symptoms are out if control, migraines, worse and now have developed this horrible trigeminal neuralgia. Has anybody else been affected by fans? Thank you for your replys.

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Hi

And Welcome

Many years ago I kept going to dentist with toothache but nothing wrong, GP no sinus problems but given antibiotics.

Went on holiday to Australia and no problems until air condition on or a fan

Even to third day both start my symptoms up so avoid both

Sorry cant advice on Firbo but the experts will be on to reply to you soon

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Interesting. This all started because of dental surgery and being immobilized in a chair instructed not to move around a lot. I also have very bad TMJ with the entire lot of Fibro symptoms thrown in the mix. Sometimes, because of the Fibro it is difficult to diagnose just what the problem is. I always try to go the holistic and non medication route first, but if this gets worse I'm going to have to try something.

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Hello elizabeth345

Welcome to our lovely forum :)

I have had Fibro & ME for 36 years and have never heard of symptoms being worsened by fans.

However, you never know, one of our members may hopefully be able to help you with that.

If you take a look at our mother site there is a wealth of information about Fibromyalgia fmauk.org

I very much hope that you enjoy being a part of the forum and once again a very warm welcome.

Lu x

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Thank you so much for your welcome. Several years ago when I presented with generalized nueralga, my osteopath told me never to sit under or in front of a fan. That it triggered migranes and irritated the nerve fibers. We have had a hot spell here of late and my fans are going night and day. I got my first migraine in three years after sitting directly in front of the fan for a week. I still didn't connect it to my symptoms. Then I got a second one with horrible flashing lights, etc. I then presented with this horrible trigeminal nueralga. I finally googled it and there it was!!!

Today, I am not sitting in front of a fan. We will see what happens. I am hopeful. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Hi elizabeth345

My thing was overhead fluorescent lighting. It would trigger migraines, make me weak all over, for the longest time I didn't understand why it bothered me. But in part it is the humming sound they make [probably the same frequency as an electric fan] and the trigeminal neuralgia sucks, no nice way to say it.

I hope the heat passes and you can put those fans away soon, feel better.

~Sharon

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Yes...I worked in a huge building with end to end fluorescent lighting. The humming drove me crazy. Just from the people I personally know with Fibro, I have concluded that we are a sensitive lot. All senses seem to be heightened, touch, taste, smell, hot, cold, frequencies, etc. It's not fun.

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Hi elizabeth345

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance.

I am exactly the same with fans. I have to keep mine on an oscillating motion or I get the most horrendous migraines.

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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Thank you so much. I guess all that we can all do us just hope for a better tomorrow. I really do feel there us a strong connection between fans and neurological problems. I'm curious to see what happens now that I have them aimed away from me. It is so disappointing because they offer so much air circulation...but it is not worth the migraine light show I had last month.

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Hi again my friend, please let us know how you get on with the fans now you have them pointed away form you? Sounds an interesting experiment? :)

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