Posted by Roger (18.104.22.168) on November 28, 2000 at 13:23:18:
In Reply to: shot in brain update posted by sonya on November 28, 2000 at 10:40:41:
I had a nerve block to the head approx 4 weeks ago and sounds like the same thing you had.. It has worked very good for me, almost total relief, I have had one 7 and several 3's in the four weeks.
Prior to the block I was having several a day in the 7-8 range and one 10. Neuro said he has been successful only about 50% or the time with the blocks he's administered to provide significant relief.
I also am on verapamil and it does make me very lethargic and causing some swelling of ankles & feet but it is working on the BP and I think it helps with the CHs.
Imitrex works for me every time I use it but because of age & BP I try to really limit the use of imitrex.
I would suggest trying a second block even though it was very uncomfortable while he was doing it. The next one might give the same relief I got. The discomfort is nothing compared to a CH.
Hang in there..
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