I have TN as well as my best friend. We suffer from different kinds but there is one thing we do that helps both our TN types. We strongly agree that TN attacks get worse or erupt in frequency with physical or emotional stress. Meditation or any type of relaxation method practiced daily definately helps us. Even during an attack, we try to relax our bodies and clear our minds as much as possible despite the pain . Ice packs during an attack help (i think that's mostly psycological but hey, if it works!) I can safely say we have cut the frequency, length and severity by 50% over the past 2 years. When it gets too overwhelming we take xanax rather than a pain pill for relaxation.
luck to everyone