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I have occipital neuralgia with all day head pain. I was sub

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I have occipital neuralgia with all day head pain. I was submitted for a full time job yesterday that starts the last week in May. Don't know how I'm going to do it, but the woman I talked to yesterday was very understanding about the pain and said she would get me this job and present me so they would understand what I'm dealing with.

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May 15

I have the interview on Friday @ 2:00pm. As much as I prepare for things like this, it still makes me nervous.

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Jun 4

I hope your interview goes well. I ruptured 2 of my cervical discs causing occipital neuralgia. I started missing a lot of work and couldn't figure out how to cope. When they come on, they can be devastating. No one gets it. I will refer to it as a migraine since I don't know what else to call it when talking to others. Friends will show up to work and say they understand (as they have migraines and can still work, drive etc). I finally gave in and saw a neurologist after 10 years. He started me on an injectable called Aimovig. This is for migraine, but it has provided relief.- I also take Topamax and Sumatriptan. Again, these are all migraine meds, but they do work on the blood vessels in the head and help. I also ice my neck in 20-minute intervals. Overall, I am now getting about 1 attack a month that lasts about 4 hours. I was getting more than 15 attacks a month. They also offer occipital nerve blocks - I'm not sure if you have tried those? I have and they do work sometimes. I hate needles and each doctor is different. The stress was getting to me some. This is my treatment plan - I know everyone is different and it won't work for all. Good luck in your future endeavors and I hope you feel well!

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Jun 4

@CheryLynne Still haven't heard back from the interview. I have gotten nerve blocks. The last thing I had was an RFA last week and another the week before.

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