Sunday, December 18, 2011

All I want for Christmas

At this time of year, it's not uncommon for someone to ask me about an appropriate present for an individual who has trigeminal neuralgia or another form of neuropathic facial pain.

You may want to purchase clothing that will help shield your friend or family member's face from the painful cold. If so, you can find some helpful products here.

I don't often endorse products, but I have discovered one that helps me with pain caused by TMJD and cervical issues.

Like many people who have trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgias, I have struggled with finding a pillow. For quite a while, I had a rattan pillow that helped. You can learn more about it here.  I could not find a replacement. Without it, the agony escalated.  One night when I awakened from the pain, I turned on the television and saw informercial about "MyPillow."

I've bought useless things as a result of watching cleverly marketed products via informercials. Have you? Yet this advertisement spoke to my core, and I decided to give it a try.

The first pillow I ordered was a "red" pillow, and it was actually too "tall" for me. I didn't think this could happen because the lack of support for my cervical area seems to cause the problem. Even with this pillow that didn't "fit" me, I noticed that my jaw would open when I rested my head on it, solving the problem of clenching my teeth at night. I knew I was getting close to a solution.

I called the company, and they sent me a "green" pillow. It was too shallow. I sighed and called the company again, and they moved me to "blue," the size between red and green. What really impressed me is this: they told me not to give up because they will make custom size pillows for an individual. But the blue one works just fine. It gives me the support I need and alleviates the pain that crept in night after night. I've been using it several weeks.

Just as the pillow provides support, so does its inventor. I've been charged for postage and the pillows only once. The company told me that they understand that individuals might not order the right item the first time. They send prepaid return shipping boxes and labels, making it simple for someone in pain to feel better.

A good night's sleep is a wonderful gift.

You can learn more about the MyPillow here. Although I give this item my endorsement, I am not affiliated with the company in any way. I don't receive commission from any sale that results from my recommendation.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays.