The middle period of life is not, according to my experience, fruitful in first attacks of trigeminal neuralgia.
The father is neurasthenic, and the grandfather has trigeminal neuralgia.
The most common variety of trigeminal neuralgia is migraine, or sick-headache, as it is often called.
trigeminal neuralgia n.
Paroxysmal shooting pains of the facial area around one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve, of unknown cause, but often precipitated by touching specific areas in or about the mouth. Also called Fothergill's disease, Fothergill's neuralgia, prosopalgia, prosoponeuralgia, tic douloureux, trifacial neuralgia.