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JaneK

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Nerve blocks
« on: November 28, 2017, 03:06:25 pm »
Just wondering if anyone has had nerve blocks done as a way to manage pain either pre or post treatment?

ColleenH

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Re: Nerve blocks
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 12:12:36 pm »
After surgery, the pain is managed and only lasts a couple of days. I had no pain prior or since except when I was weaned off the steroids too soon and things began to swell. I occasionally have sharp pains in my inner ear, but they have subsided as the months have rolled on. Even so, they only last a minute or so.
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kgs123

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Re: Nerve blocks
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 02:21:56 pm »
After my first surgery, oxy was helping with my pain. After my second surgery for a CSF leak a month later, the oxy wouldn't touch the pain. It was so bad they even tested for meningitis, as I was sensitive to light, oxy wasn't touching the pain, and had difficulty moving my neck.

I was put on a nerve block and 50 of tramadol in addition to the steroid. I felt better immediately. I weaned off the steroid first, then the tramadol a couple days later and the nerve block after about 10 days (I took one pill twice a day for about 10 days). I weaned one at a time with no remaining pain. Now, two weeks post second surgery, I am only taking two advil as needed, which is 0-2x/day.

I was afraid of the nerve block based on what I've read here but I was assured by relatives in the medical field that it was such a low dose and temporary that it wasn't going to have ill effects. And for me, it did not.

Good luck to you.