Occipital neuralgia: Condition characterized by chronic pain in the upper neck
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I have been on several meds for years. The ones listed and a few others, Prednisone, Carbidopa-leva, Colcrys, Celebrex. I was started on Folic Acid and Sulfasalazine in Aug 2015 for the Rheumatoid factor discovered in a routine blood test. I've had the same doctors for years, General Practitioner, Neurologist, Rheumatologist and Pain Management giving random urine test once or twice a year for 7 years with no issues. I had urine test Jan 2016 at my PM Doctor app't, the following week the PM Doctor wanted to repeat the urine test. At my March app't he said the two urine test showed positive for something that wasn't suppose to be there, according to the lab report Morphine or Codeine. The only change in my medication regime is Folic Acid 1 mg and 2000 mg of Sulfasalazine (the patient drug info sheet states this med can effect certain test, no details). The issue here is the government crackdown on doctors prescribing pain medication, the problem urine test need explaining. PM Doctor sent me for a blood test, I'm hoping this will clear this up. The question I'm presenting is has anyone had an issue?
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My Occipital Nerve ruptured last year in February and after all of the MRI's and pills it seems that my Mirena ran out too soon and caused the problem. I've had a new one put in a year ago the 25th and I have had nothing but issues. Bad cramps, pains in my chest (never had them before) heavy bleeding and I get a migraine when it is that time. I've now had 2 nerve blocks but still have issues each month. Anyone else?
Hi. I'm a 70 year old female, retired art teacher, currently making art again. I've had two back surgeries, when I was 28 and 29. My sister has had 5 (!) back operations. When I was treated for my first bout of Uviitis, my eye doctor looked at my medical history....blown thyroid, hives for 20 years, two surgeries, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ....he sent me to have my pelvis and chest x-rayed. Those things, plus finding out my pelvis was fused, led to a diagnosis of AS. My sister was diagnosed with AS later. I've just been diagnosed with occipital neuralgia and wonder if there is a connection with AS. My scalp is so irritated and the constant throbbing is driving me crazy!
After taking valtrex for a mild shingles outbreak I started getting severe head pain in the back left side of my head, diagnosed as occipital neuralgia and confirmed by trigger point injections and nerve blocks. Now I'm stuck in a permanent state of constant pain due to this f*ing agverated nerve in the back of my head. Feeling completely hopeless as nothing seems to ease my pain that I live under 24 hours a day 7 days a week, non stop since February of 2012.. I just want my pain free life back prior to feb 2012. Highly doubt I will ever be back to a pain free head and living this way in constant misery, hurting around the clock makes me somewhat give consideration to being better off dead. No happiness in my life anymore, I only exist and in terrible pain. I'm so tired of being in this miserable condition that death has to be better. Perhaps in my next life I'll just be a tree deep in the woods. Since I'm incapable of hurting myself or taking my own life I'll just live this way and deal with the pain and misery never knowing happiness or what it like to be in a loving relationship. My puppy is the only thing that brings me a touch of joy.
My daughter has been suffering horribly for the last 3 years with occipital neuralgia. She is only 16. No medication works.The only thing that helps are the steroid shots. Wondering if anyone has ever used a,topical analgesic like salonpas. Desperate! !
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