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Any Help for Neck Muscle + Occipital Nerve Based Migraine?

My migraines are increasing every week and it's insane. I'm taking sumatriptan and it helps, mostly. But I am taking more than I'd like and having too many migraines every week. I've tried all kinds of stuff to try to reduce the neck muscle strain that seems to cause the occipital nerve to flair and the migraines to kick off. But in my reading and research, I haven't seen much about this type of migraine. Any pointers?

  1. Hi Communityguy, thank you for reaching out! I hear how much pain you are enduring with your neck and the ways it seems to be contributing to your migraine symptoms. I thought this article (and the comments at the end) might be of interest to you: https://migraine.com/blog/neck-pain-and-migraine/ We cannot offer medical advice or diagnostics, but you might also find this article about occipital neuralgia to resonate, given that your symptoms involve the occipital nerve: https://migraine.com/blog/a-one-sided-headache/ I hope you are able to find a treatment and/or techniques to offer you some relief! Constantly increasing pain is so miserable. Please keep us posted on how you are managing. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

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