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Fudgey25

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Hi I'm new here, I was diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia last year but have been suffering for over 20 years prior to a diagnoses. I've been seeing a chiropractor for years and that helps to an extent, and I'm on gabapentin which again helps a bit. But I'm still suffering, I've had steroid injections a few times as well, sometimes helped sometimes didn't. Bit hit and miss. Wondering if anyone with the same issue benefits from massage and is there a specialist massage you'd need to have, I obviously don't want it to get any worse. Also how on earth do you sleep with it, I never have a good sleep? Thanks to anyone that replies.

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    • Crazy_Russian

      383d

      @Fudgey25 my therapist gave me doxipin 25 mg at night so I sleep all night now and I take ibuprofen every 12 hours and it controls it partly

    • Reesie2013

      392d

      I don’t have that medical problem but I know what you mean about living with pain because I have pain every day from my medical problems and I don’t get all those massages and stuff. I just have to take Tylenol or Advil and deal with it. I hope you find the help you need.

      • Fudgey25

        392d

        @Reesie2013 it's relentless at times isn't it, I'm glad that medication helps you a bit.

        • Crazy_Russian

          383d

          @Fudgey25 my therapist gave me doxipin 25 mg at night so I sleep all night now and I take ibuprofen every 12 hours and it controls it partly

        • Reesie2013

          390d

          @Fudgey25 thank you so much I appreciate your responding to my message

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One person with occipital neuralgia mentioned that going to the chiropractor helped them a lot. Another person found relief through a combination of nortriptyline and bupivacaine nerve block injections. For sleeping issues, you could try using ice on your neck and shoulders while laying down, as it has helped someone else with similar pain. However, it's important to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice and treatment options.

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