Raising Awareness for Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia (ATN) - Black Hills 100 Race Training
Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia (ATN) - Signs and symptoms (1)
ATN pain can be described as heavy, aching, stabbing, and burning. Some sufferers have a constant migraine-like headache. Others may experience intense pain in one or in all three trigeminal nerve branches, affecting teeth, ears, sinuses, cheeks, forehead, upper and lower jaws, "behind" the eyes, and scalp. In addition, those with ATN may also experience the shocks or stabs found in type 1 TN.
Many TN and ATN patients have pain that is "triggered" by light touch on shifting trigger zones. ATN pain tends to worsen with talking, smiling, chewing, or in response to sensations such as a cool breeze. The pain from ATN is often continuous, and periods of remission are rare. Both TN and ATN can be bilateral, though the character of pain is usually different on the two sides at any one time.
(1) Source: Wikipedia
Black Hills 100 - 50 Miler Race Training (23 days to race day):
Ran 5.5 miles this morning (before work) in preparation for a long run tomorrow. That 5.5 miles put me over 450 miles for the year!