What do you think of when you think of intense pain? Many women might say childbirth. A veteran who survived injury from an explosive device might describe the related pain as the worst he or she ever experienced. The list goes on. Burn victims, cancer patients and people involved in severe automobile accidents all have known intense, excruciating pain. And there are many others. The menu of pain and suffering that humans can experience is long, but one disorder is generally considered more intolerable than any other. In fact, it can be so unbearably painful that some sufferers would rather end their own lives than continue struggling with it. This condition, trigeminal neuralgia (TN), is sometimes known as “the suicide disease.” This moniker isn’t a license for hopelessness. If you suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, we want to be very explicit in our message to you: You are not alone and you do have options.