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Has Anyone Had Any Experience With Occipital Blocks???

Has Anyone Had Any Experience With Occipital Blocks???

My doctor has been recommending the Occipital Block for my almost daily migraines as most of my migraines begin there. I had bad reaction to Botox, have tried many different preventatives and rescue meds and am tired of being a guinea pig - or feeling like one, anyway.
Any feedback??

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I have had occipital nerve blocks injections in the past i now have a occipital nerve implant now and have botox imjections every 12 weeks

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I had one when I wasn't migraining. It was great for 36 hours. I had one when I had a migraine, and it made it worse...which was hard to believe. These were blocks using steroids not lidocaine. A block done with lidocaine will rid you of your headache because you won't feel your face. And going to that from a miserable migraine...gift from God. Albeit short term in my experience .

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Oh yes I've had many occipital blocks and they are more painful than a spinal tap and they didn't do anything for me. Botox worked alittle

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

that is horrible @A MyMigraineTeam Member - to be used in that way without agreeing to being in a study. I am sorry for your experience :(

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

What was your reaction to Botox?? and was it to the Botox itself or the lidocaine? I have had occipital blocks several times and they helped but not for long.

The times I have gotten them it is a steroid and lidicaine, and they inject some of the same places that botox uses. The times I have had them done it was on the back of my head and the side of my head.

Hope this helps
Lisa

posted almost 3 years ago
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