Medications & Prescription Treatment

First Occipital Block, lots of questions

  • By cara_emily

    I am new here. Been suffering chronic migraine for the last 7 months with very little relief. I just had my first occipital nerve block yesterday morning and now 24 hours out I am still very very out of it. I slept on and off since the procedure all day. The Dr. did not prepare me for this. Is this normal? When will the haziness wear off?

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi caraemily,

    Welcome to the discussion forum! We are so happy you’ve found us – but on the other hand sorry you have to be here.

    A few potential side effects from an occipital nerve block include soreness and/or numbness at the injection site, and mild dizziness. Are you feeling better now? If not please contact your doctor, OK?

    Let me know how you are feeling,

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  • By Bertab

    Hi Caraemily,
    Im a newbie. Is it ok to ask what medthod they used?
    Some people go to surgie centers and some go to their doctors office.
    Just curious.


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