I only joined this forum yesterday, so my apologies if this question has been asked countless times before.
I have severe neck problems and occipital (head) neuralgia, and have tried acupuncture with no success, various medications such as gabapentin and pregablin which interacted with other medications and caused serious side effects, so these were discontinued promptly. Other pain medications such as codeine, tramadol and paracetamol cause side effects or interactions with other meds, and cannot take anti- inflammatories due to lung conditons. I am now on butrans patches but do not tolerate them well.
I have been booked in for a bilateral occipital nerve block on Christmas Eve, and just wondered if anyone had experience of this, how effective it was and if there were any side effects. I have attended the pain clinic once, and I am also due to have specialist physiotherapy.
Thanks for reading and for any advice offered.
hugs from Huggs