So... I've been suffering from awful headaches for 6 years. doctors have been telling me TMJ and migraines for years.
But the worst pain seems to be in the occipital region, which is why I keep coming back to this diagnosis myself. What do you guys think, if anybody's out there reading this... (cricket cricket)?
I've been to dentists, an oral surgeon, internists, a neurologist, orthodontists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, a shrink, and am making an appointment for a pain specialist this week. :/
I wear a night guard every night for my TMJ (for 6 years now). I take pristiq (an anti-depressant/anti-anxiety med) and topomax (anti-migraine/seizure med). The med that works best is really percocet but I try not to take it often. Acupuncture works a little but not long-term. Massages work but not long-term. Steroid injections worked but not long term.
I'm hoping I can get some sort of nerve block. I just wish i could rip my muscle or nerve right out of my head/neck and everything would just be better.