I'm new to all this posting and chat so feel as though I am walking in the dark here.
I have had headaches for 30 years and finally was diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia a few months ago. Last year a dentist said I had Myofacial Pain Syndrome from TMJ.
My headaches are 24/7 and so debilitating. Just recently my doctor injected the base of my skull with
cortisone and anesthetic. I had my fingers crossed but reality has hit and the jury is in. I still have this crazy pain.
I am taking Rivotril at night which I have to say is helping me sleep, which is wonderful. From the minute I get out of bed
the pain just works it's way up to a level where I want to be sick. I think someone has hit me at the base of the neck with a cricket bat or I've been hit by a truck. My head feels inflamed with shooting pains. My eyes feel as though I have elastic bands pulling from the inside. My face and temples ache and my jaw goes clickety clack. The pain travels to my shoulders, my lower back and even my heels. I'm not here to whine. I'm over that. I'm here to see if I can get some answers re effective treatments.
I take Neurofen Plus (Ibuprofen + codeine) & Rivotril. Mag Phos 6x
I'm concerned my liver is going to suffer and my stomach due to the anti inflamatory's.
Would really appreciate any help available.
Incredible as it seems, my life is based on a true story :+)
Post Edited (Shrub) : 10/2/2010 4:29:42 AM (GMT-6)