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Posted by Riccardo ( on May 17, 2000 at 02:42:30:

In Reply to: SURGERY????? posted by Luanne on May 17, 2000 at 02:25:54:

In one year on this board I have read only 2 cases of success with surgery.
I do not think this is a good solution (although I thought to this way many times in my cycles, as many others here)

The way of surgery is one: cut the trigeminal nerve. this give you many side effects: no sensibility in the cheek, the teeth, the mouth. Problem also in speaking and feeding (sometimes).
And, after all, the docs are absolutely not sure that this DO function.

I already gave this suggestion: try the xylocaine sphenopalatine ganglion anaestethization. If this not irreversible thing function, you MAY think about surgery. If not, forget it, it use the same way of acting on your nerves.

Anyway I am not a "supporter" of this way to fight clusters. Sounds too much like the first try that I and many others here did with teeth removal.

Ciao Luanne, and PFNADWS (Without Surgery :-) )

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