I had my first occipital nerve block done last month. 4 quick injections in the back of the head. It hurt less than I imagined it would. The injection sites were sore for a few days after, but the actual shots weren’t too painful. Plus it probably helped that I brought an ice pack with me to pre-numb my head, and then ice my head afterward.
The two weeks that followed the nerve block were nice. Even though I felt a migraine attack coming every day, it never actually happened. (Well, I had *one* migraine attack, but it hit right before I went to sleep. I took meds, and when I woke up, it was gone.)
Every day I waited for the pain to overwhelm me, but the awful pain stayed away. I still had other migraine disease symptoms though, like sensitivity to lights/noises and the general prodrome I usually get.
Then it’s like the switch went off, and I am back to dealing with a lot of bad days and horrible pain. Such extremes. Some days I get by, and some days I am in unbearable pain and almost end up in the ER.
Not sure what my next move is. Another nerve block? Or maybe kick it up a notch and get Botox done? Or maybe something else, like a new supplement or a diet change…
I’m hopeful that I will find something that helps.