Just got steriod injections in my neck today

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   Posted 10/20/2007 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all! I am new here! I am so glad I found this board. I just got 8 steriod injections in my neck today. I went to my neurologist and I had a terrible tension headache that has been going on for 3 days. I had never had these before, and I was so scared and felt like I was going to throw up from being so nervous. I am happy I saw him today, and hope this works for me. I have my migraines under control at the moment and am taking Keppra 1000 mg bid. I only get migraines now maybe 3 times a month.

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   Posted 10/21/2007 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   

How many migraines would you say you had before compared to now?

Were the injections painful? What location did they give the injections?

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   Posted 10/21/2007 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
The injections were given in the back of my head/neck. I used to get migraines 2 to 3 x a week until I got on the Keppra, took a while to get the dose up to where it worked for me. I am feeling better today, my neck is still sore but I think by tomorrow my neck should be better they said it takes about 2 days, so we will see. He told me I can get them once a month if I need them.

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   Posted 10/23/2007 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey zsmommie,

Sorry you are having so much trouble.  I got a round of occipital nerve injections for my migraines, but they didn't help.  They were in the back of my neck, over my right ear, and above my right eyebrow.  I could feel the end of the needle hitting my skull which was just gross.  Just one of many things I've tried to stop my migraines.  Didn't help a bit.  Keppra didn't do anything for me either.  I'm glad it works for you.

Hope the injections work for you.  Let us know how you are doing.

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