Treating the Suicide Disease (1)
Charles Fields suffers from a disease that causes severe pain in his face called trigeminal neuralgia, also known as the suicide disease.
He said that 15 months ago, he was ready to take his own life.
"Suicide was my only option because I could not take it any longer," Fields told KVAL News. "You can't continue to live when you feel like there is an ice pick being stabbed in your ear."
The 43-year-old said the diagnosis destroyed his life. He said he had one failed brain surgery, and his life was dependent on medications that often didn't work.