What was the cause of the trigeminal neuralgia you suffered?
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What causes trigeminal neuralgia?
Most often, the cause of trigeminal neuralgia is idiopathic, meaning the
cause is not known. There are some instances when the nerve can be compressed by
nearby blood vessels, aneurysms, or tumors.
There are inflammatory causes of trigeminal neuralgia because of systemic
multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis, and Lyme disease. There also
is an association with collagen vascular diseases including scleroderma and
systemic lupus erythematosus.