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Newbie-wanted to ask about hommade benzocaine/lidocaine blocks

Hi, I read an article a long time ago about how some drs were trying out lidocaine on a q-tip or sprayed in the nose for treatment of the "ice pick" migraine. I was desperate one day and tried it- I went and go orajel and put my q-tip in the bottle then put it up my nose....pretty far. I actually numbed that nerve! It was amazing. I talked to my dr about it and he was supportive , but couldnt really prescribe for it.
I have recently seen the SPG blocks and tried them for about 6 months.
I do not get any more relief with that than my q-tip method!
Anyone tried this? I am not suggesting you do it- it is dangerous to stick a q-tip anywhere! but....has anyone tried this technique and the SPG? What do you think?

  1. Hi Gmbrooks,

    Thanks for your post! And thank you for sharing your qtip method with us. We love hearing about new tips and tricks that work to alleviate migraine symptoms. Happy to hear your doctor gave it the ok, as it seems that a doctor should approve this method to ensure safety and appropriate application. I do hope other community members respond with their insight and possible use of similar methods. Again, thank you so much for sharing. We appreciate you as a community member! Hope you have a lovely day.


    Meaghan ( Team)

    1. I have not tried this one at the doctor's office yet, however plan to. The que tip trick looks good if it works and you are brave enough to stick a que tip up your nose. 😀

      1. I found this novel way to counter migraines

        1. I am having lidocaine injections in the base of my skull on Friday. Have to admit I am a little nervous. Anyone had this?

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