Originally Posted by michatki
Hi Ella, I am also Canadian. Just DX with petrosal vein compression of the CN5, and awaiting MVD.
Doctors have not yet referred to TN, only using the phrase spasms.
I have spasms both right-&-left side of my face.
Question: Are there any local support groups in Canada...?
Have you contacted the TNA support group in Florida?? They go by the Facial Pain Asociation now,,but they usually keep postings on every group they know about,,,can't hurt....
I had an MVD an although for me it did not work I am still very Pro having them if you are the right candidate,, sounds like they think they see something so you probably are.
Although I have a high tolerance for pain,,the first night was bad but I was up and walking the next day and have had back surgeries that hurt more,,,you'll be fine
Keep us posted on your journey,, we are with you