Hello! I suffer with chronic migraines, hemiplegic and cluster headaches.. I have just had the occipital nerve block done on my right side yesterday.. (the right side is the side I get the cluster and is the most painful, I also get migraines left side so if this works on the right side am going to get the left side done next) Just thought I would share my experience incase anyone was wanting to get it done and feeling anxious.. I had to get it done in theatre as it’s most sterile there but your fully awake for it, they used an ultrasound first to locate the nerve and then injected a numbing agent first and then the nerve block.. It stung a bit and was uncomfortable for a few seconds but that was It and it was over really quick (nothing compared to the head pains we are all used to living with!) afterwards my head was numb and my neck was heavy also into my shoulder and that lasted for about 6/8 hours.. Today I feel ok neck still stiff injection sites but sore but feeling ok.. all in all not a bad experience.. the doctor said the steroid in the injection can take up to a week to fully work.. am really hoping this works! I’ve had a bad past few months being in chronic pain every day and no preventative I’ve tried or pain killer touching it! Does anyone have any success stories from the nerve block? When I was looking online all I read was horror stories of the procedure (which wasn’t horrible) and that it made things worse sometimes and didn’t work 😩 am hoping mines successful!
Am also on candesartan only 4mg and my BP is already at 90 sometimes goes into 80s and am really dizzy from it so I don’t think this is the one for me! Does anyone have any other preventative medication they have had success with? I’ve tried propranolol which also lowered my BP and heart rate so I don’t think any type of BP tablet is right for me..