@johnduo32 cure and treat are two very different words.
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I did Botox one time for my head pain. It just didn’t work for me at all, still had lots of pain.
Now I get 3 nerve blocks once every 3 months. That works like a charm for me. Maybe you could ask your doctor if that might be an option for you.
I remember putting that off for a couple of years hoping there would be a pill that I could just take everyday. Now I’m so sorry I put off getting nerve blocks for those years.
Something for you to think about. Sending you good wishes and hopes that you find the answer you are looking for.
I was on Reclast for six years, that was the max allowed then. I didn’t have any side effects at all. During that time my bone scans remained the same; at least there was no decline. Now after three years of no meds at all I will be seeing an Endocrinologist in early May. Hopefully there will be no decline. I am positive because I had two ankle injuries last year with no bone breaks.
Sun, Apr 14 9:03pm · What to expect: First trip to Mayo for Chonic Daily Migraine in Chronic Pain
Yes I can navigate myself. After the nerve block they have you stay there for about 10 minutes so they can be sure you are alright.
I’ve been just a little light headed afterwards but am able to navigate just fine.
Mayo has an excellent service where they will actually get you to their shuttle area if you think you need help or if you just aren’t sure where it’s located. All you have to do is ask for an escort. Tell them which hotel you’re staying in. They will take you to the shuttle area where they have people working that the escort tells them where you need to go. They will let you know that hotels time schedule for their runs between the hotel and the clinic. Sometimes you will have a little wait. They always announce each bus arrival and where they are going to so you won’t miss it.
Sun, Apr 14 8:24pm · What to expect: First trip to Mayo for Chonic Daily Migraine in Chronic Pain
Unfortunately I don’t think anybody can answer your question until they see you.
Sun, Apr 14 8:19pm · What to expect: First trip to Mayo for Chonic Daily Migraine in Chronic Pain
I have severe head pain for which I get three nerve blocks every three months. You will want someone with you because you can’t drive after the blocks.
I also go alone to get these done. So, because I live 230 miles from Mayo in MN I always make a reservation at a local hotel to stay that night. Next day I’m fine and drive home.
Sun, Apr 14 8:04pm · What to expect: First trip to Mayo for Chonic Daily Migraine in Chronic Pain
That initial appointment is very important. You need to be very specific about all your symptoms. After listening to you and asking you questions. That will help them decide what testing and what kind of doctors you may need to see. That’s where the possible 5 days come into play. All the appointments they may want to schedule can’t be all done on one day. Depending on your results from each doctor and/or tests, that will determine the number of days. A particular test result may suggest you need further testing. Conversely it may also be that they find your answer in fewer days.
I know that sounds like a lot of time but, thoroughness requires just that. I’ve been there done that many times at Mayo.
Hopefully this makes sense. Ask any further questions if you need or want. This is the right place to be. Best to you.