I have had Trigeminal Neuralgia for only six month, tiredness, depression, washed out, in pain. Brain surgery was beginning to be mentioned!!! I just want to tell you all about a book by Jeffrey Bland called 'The disease Delusion' which has helped me enormously. Lots of info can be found online as well. You tube etc. He is a micro biologist who has written a thesis on the use of natural medicine in health. In four weeks I am down to a couple of paracetamol a day and about 70% down on the pain. I chose to ignore everything my GP told me to do and to what my body felt was right. I have worked on my nutrition, supplements and therapies and am already making some changes to the way that I live my life. Sending you all good wishes. It's a very challenging problem.