O/T anyone else with occipital nerve, disc, and/or migraine issues? What do you do?
My migraines feel like a slow-motion stroke that lasts several hours to a few days (based on wondering if that's what's happening and reading up on strokes). My muscles in my neck, back, and butt are always sore/hurt afterward. I figured out the triggers but the neck and shoulder pain continued. I ended up getting Lidocaine shots a little over a year ago. It was magic. I didn't have any pain or migraines at all.
Last week I noticed a familiar twinge in my shoulder. Then a little more pain. Then a headache Sunday and the weird ear plugging that precedes a migraine. Yesterday and today a full migraine. Complete with vision issues on one side...everything is always on my left side.
I called today to get in for more shots as nothing else I tried for years and years worked. Can't get in until late Sept!
If any of you have bulging discs in your neck, occipital nerve issues, migraines, Chiari malformation...anything similar...what do you do to kill the pain? I forgot how awful this was and I don't want to live with it for two months.