I thought it was about time I updated my post from two months ago. I had been having continuous headaches and migraines and am on beta blockers for the migraines and had an occipital nerve root block on the 10th December 2015. I'm happy to say that I now have headache/migraine free days which are wonderful. I still have to be careful lifting and moving things and have had a couple of migraines and a few headaches since but nothing like the 24/7 head pain of pre treatment days.
I am still learning how to manage this improvement as I have found that if I do too much in one stint, with my arms, then I will trigger a headache which will develop into a migraine if I don't hit it with pain meds early. I understand the value of pacing though this experience rather more than I have previously.
I have been told that the effects of the nerve block can last up to 12 weeks and so far so good with me. It is going to be possible to repeat the block if or as and when it wears off. It has changed my life so much that I am contemplating part-time work....I believe there is a chance of me working again. I will be careful not to jump in and regret my decision later but I have been given so much hope. Last November I did not think I would ever be able to work in any capacity ever again as I was being blinded by the headaches and the Fibromyalgia was reacting accordingly, which limited me so much. I love working and am sure that there is something that I will be able to do that is not too physical and won't include any lifting or carting around of heavy things.
Life is looking up,