J'adore my Occipital Nerve Blocks!! But now I am brokenhearted because the successful little combo we finally had working, controlling all of my migraine pain as well as it's radiating areas, I can NO LONGER HAVE. 🙁
I have a stimulator, get Botox injections and finally for the last four months have gotten an occipital nerve block and I have had a taste of what it is like to get my life back after more than 10 years. It has been AMAZING!
However, I cannot continue to take the steroids in the occipital nerve block so often without some truly awful consequences.
So now what?
I am absolutely devastated. My Neuro is a wonderful man whom I adore but his bag of tricks is empty. I live close enough to Dallas that I can go to the Medical school there. My good friend and previous Neurologist recommended a super-doper specialist down there so I call to make an appointment(with needed referral) and she is no longer taking new patients. I feel like that was the straw that broke the camels back.
Yesterday I was just sobbing uncontrollably, unsure how I would stop. (Thankfully daughter needed me) I feel like I am just waiting for the pain to start up again and this time, I won't have anything to make it stop that doesn't send me back to my non-life in bed.
For the rest of my life.