Originally Posted by amw5
Good Day All. I'm so glad I found this forum, and it feels good to actually be able to interact with folks that have the same condition as myself.
I was in a car accident January 2012. My (occipital neuralgia) symptoms started appearing May 2012. When no pain killers helped, I knew it was time to make an appointment with my neurologist. I was diagnosed with occipital neuralgia August 2012 (don't know how I dealt with it that long). I took gabapentin for a little over two months (HATED the side effects - just made me feel so strange / weird / unlike me). I received my first nerve block injections yesterday. I was so relieved the neurologist put a numbing agent into it, and I happily welcomed the immediate relief. Well, the immediate relief wore off about an hour ago. I certainly hope the cortisone agent kicks in soon. To have the pain gone for nearly 26 hours and reappear has taken me by terrible surprise.
How did the FIRST nerve block injections work out for you?
How long did it last for you?
How did the nerve block injections go after that (assuming you had more)?
I hope my relief comes soon.
Thanks in advance.
I'm a little late but Im here lol.
Well my dr ordered 3 injections. After the first one I felt the same, the second my vision started to get blurry and the pain got worse so I didn't get the third one because the side effects were worse than the actual headache