Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sweet relief....almost

I went to my pain specialist today for some trigger point injections. I ended up with 2 nerve block injections at C1 (1st vertabrea just below the base of my skull) and oh mama did those suckers HURT! She also gave me 8 trigger point injections 6 in my scalp 2 just behind my jaw joint. So now instead of massive blinding headache all day long it's just a moderate headache.
I go back next week and I may have her add a few more spots that are pretty tender.
I have blue permenant marker X's on my face where she did the jaw injections. I'm so stylish.


Rebecca said...

Yikes, those shots definitely don't sound like fun! I'm glad they've helped at least a bit, though. You're quite brave to endure those shots. (Though I suppose at some point the pain of the headache outweighs the pain of the shots, and at that point you don't care.) My former PCP wanted to give me injections in my head (near the occiptal? nerve) for migraines sometimes, but I could never work up the courage to go through with it.

I hope the headache goes away altogether very soon!

Sharpiegirl said...

That is where she did the nerve blocks. Those were the most painful, the medicine stings like crazy, but that is also where I got the most relief.