Just a warning to those who self-diagnose: 15 months ago, my father was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, which can be a TMS equivalent. He later developed an eye problem on the same side of his face. To make the story short, 15 months later, after countless specialist visits, a neurosurgical injection and a plastic surgery procedure on his eye, he had surgery to remove a highly aggressive, malignant tumor that grown to stage IV. The oncologist told him (and me, as family members are now going to his appointments) that the tumor had caused the trigeminal neuralgia. We don’t know how the tumor was missed early on. It could have been too small to see, the medical practitioners could have missed it, or my father, age 85, could have been told something and forgotten it or told to get a scan and didn’t do it. The key reminder, which has been made before, is to see your doctor before deciding you have TMS. Tumors, cysts and other growths can cause TMS symptoms.