Objectives Hyperactive dysfunction syndrome (HDS) is defined as symptoms arising from overactivities in cranial nerves, like trigeminal neuralgia (TN), hemifacial spasm (HFS), and glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN). A combination of these cranial nerve neuralgias, that might or might not occur in one or both sides, either synchronously, or metachronously is called combined hyperactive dysfunction syndrome (CHDS). Case presentation We presented a 73 years-old male patient with CHDS presenting with GPN as the initial symptom, with total relief from GPN, TN, and HFS after microvascular decompression. Up to date, only nine patients have been reported in the literature with symptomatic. Conclusions TN-HFS-GPN. Our case is the first case with GPN as the initial symptom. The combination of arterial and venous origin of the offending vessels makes the case picturesage.