Elizabeth Sirrell

Elizabeth lives with her husband in a beautiful part of Scotland, surrounded by idyllic scenery. She has lived with pain for most of her life. When she was ten years old, she developed scoliosis, which has caused severe chronic back and rib pain. As well as this, she suffers from other painful conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, migraine and arthritis. She also has osteoporosis and most recently was diagnosed with coeliac disease. Despite her pain, Elizabeth tries to remain positive. She tries to help other pain sufferers by sharing her experiences and coping techniques on her blog, Despite Pain. Elizabeth can be followed on her blog’s Facebook page and Twitter account.

My Fight With Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

My chronic pain started as a teenager. I’m 53 now. Mostly, I suffer from back pain, rib pain, joint pain, migraines, and facial pain. Ten...

Why We Shouldn’t Call Trigeminal Neuralgia “The Suicide Disease”

I felt a strange sense of relief when I was finally diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). After so many years of living with facial...


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