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Intranasal Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks for Migraine

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by SDSue, May 27, 2015.

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    Apparently this procedure has been around for a while, but now with the use of guided imagery, the results are better. Anyone have any experience with this? from Science Daily

     
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  2. I had this procedure done October 13, 2015. I had this done to see if it would "reset" my brain and not specifically for migraines. About an hour after I had it done, I felt lighter, brighter and was in extremely high spirits. After I came home from having the SPG block, my husband immediately noticed a difference in me. I don't know how to describe it other than he said I had a "spark" back in my eyes that had been lost long ago. My energy levels vastly improved, but I continued to pace myself the first 3 days as I didn't want to set the PEM into motion. My circadian rhythm seems to be shifting somewhat, and I have been able to go to sleep earlier and earlier, and finally last night, without sleep medication (normal sleep concocation is: trazodone 100mg, zanaflex 4mg and phenergan 50mg, melatonin 6mg). Friday, October 16th, I took to the road and traveled about 2 hours to ride my bike on the Virginia Creeper Trail -- 17 miles. Granted, this is downhill for 15 miles, but to even hold myself up on a bike for over 3 hours is HUGE, and I did pedal for about 3 miles. Today is Sunday, October 18th, and I am not feeling peppy but I am not feeling a huge crash either (as I expected from 12 hours worth of activity). I will repeat the SPG block in one month. I am hoping to get more improvement with each succession.
     
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