It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Headaches & Migraines Message Board

  • Thought the pain was behind me..Need help.. Occipital headaches

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 06-14-2004, 11:26 AM   #1
    Paksenarian
    Newbie
     
    Paksenarian's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2003
    Location: green bay
    Posts: 9
    Paksenarian HB User
    Question Thought the pain was behind me..Need help.. Occipital headaches

    Hi
    I posted about three months ago about the headaches I was having. I have finally been to a neurologist and three weeks ago he injected steriods into the back of my head telling me I had a pinched nerve there. When he pressed the spot where my headaches were it hurt very bad. Now I had a check up on Friday. Two weeks after the shots and my headaches were gone. I only had one that seemed to come and go over the course of a day but didn't feel the need to take anything it was a fleeting type pain. I did tell her that my neck and shoulder were sore and she perscibed fexerall for the muscle contractions saying it was related to the headaches. The thing is they make me sleep for about 3 hours. I can't do that, but now I am having headaches again in the same side same as before and maybe a little more mild pain. She has told me not to take any otc medicines more than twice in a weeks time and to call if I had a headache. But these shots should be good for 5-6 months she said. Anyone out there have the same thing going on? I thought it was all behind me and then this.

    Thanks
    Paksenarian

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 06-14-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
    beach_tiglet
    Senior Member
     
    beach_tiglet's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2004
    Posts: 136
    beach_tiglet HB User
    Re: Thought the pain was behind me..Need help.. Occipital headaches

    You mean like occipital neuralgia or something? Yes, I have those kinds of headaches plus migraines. Massage helps, ice helps, my neuromuscular dentist for TMD helps too. OTC medicines can cause rebound headaches, but she should have been able to give you something else for pain. Muscle relaxers help, zanaflex, flexeril, skelaxin...I haven't tried flexall, but it sounds like a muscle relaxer since it knocked you out...skelaxin will relax the muscles without knocking you out. You don't want to do the injection more than once every 5-6 months, it's not good for you. I go longer if at all possible (we had that discussion today as a matter of fact). There are other anti-inflammatories that will help though that aren't as bad. It isn't any fun, but with trial and error, you can live with it most of the time with occasional flare-ups. I don't reach above eye-level, don't lift anything heavy, have lightened my purse. It will flare up every now and then...the trick is to get it to where the flare ups go away quickly without the injections.

     
    Old 07-23-2004, 09:44 PM   #3
    Sinthetic
    Newbie
     
    Sinthetic's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Posts: 2
    Sinthetic HB User
    Re: Thought the pain was behind me..Need help.. Occipital headaches

    hello -

    i had a case of occipital neuralgia a year or so ago (31) as a result of a pinched nerve in my upper back.

    primary doc put me on neurontin with little result.

    went to a specialist who prescribed klonopin and it zapped it right away (after a few weeks or so).

    klonopin is an anti-seizure med, however it worked wonders for me in this case. please look into this with your docs if your having the shooting head pains (top back of the head, etc.) typically associated with ON.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Pain doc wants to burn a nerve in my lumbar to prevent pain jayboy Back Problems 8 11-29-2011 04:51 PM
    Disc desiccation + Tarlov & Epidermal Cysts - Pain & Headaches swtdrms Brain & Nervous System Disorders 0 12-07-2009 12:52 PM
    Nerve tingling and pain in my upper back, Please Help walus Neuropathy 11 07-19-2007 01:17 PM
    Pain Management Clinic?? catluver Pain Management 6 05-26-2007 01:11 PM
    Occipital Block - Update Budko Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 7 10-07-2005 08:35 AM
    Has anyone ever had an implant to stop their chronic pain? mngirl Pain Management 4 05-31-2005 05:44 AM
    Sinus pain/pressure without congestion: any suggestions? JasonofCatan Sinus Problems 18 02-18-2005 01:17 PM
    Severe neck pain do not know what to do! keithsgirl22 Pain Management 11 03-27-2004 11:38 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:15 AM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!