I have recently been diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia and am beginning the process of finding a treatment plan that works for me. I have never been a really bad headache sufferer, at least not until the past 6 months or so. My severe headaches caused by ON started about 2 months ago, but I have been suffering from headaches increasingly more often over the past year. My first attack from the ON hit about 2 months ago and lasted 5 days, it was 5 days of absolute horror!! I have never been in so much pain and I gave birth to a 9 lb baby with no drugs!!! I spent 2 days in the ER and had every test imaginable performed, but to no avail. I followed up with my doctor who tried to tell me the headache was caused by a virus!! Needless to say, I am no longer seeing that doctor! I had another attack 2 weeks ago and still have not fully recovered from it. I saw a new doctor who suggested it may be ON and referred me to a neurologist who diagnosed me with ON and has started me on a drug cocktail consisting of a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory and neurontin. So far, I have noticed no improvement, but it's only been a few days, so I guess we'll see. After my first attack, I had some residual pain and a headache that just didn't go away. I have taken some sort of headache medicine every day for over 2 months! My head finally started feeling somewhat normal, minus the constant, underlinig headache which just became a part of my day-to-day life. However, with this last attack, the residual pain is so much worse. Everything bothers me, from lights to sounds....really just about anything. I guess this is something I just need to get used to, but it's tough! I guess I should get back to my original question, has anyone ever heard of a connection between ON and mold, specifically toxic mold? I have recently moved, but my old apartment had some major leaking problems and I'm about 100% sure there was mold growing in the walls. I am in the process of having this checked out. I know there is no known direct cause for ON, it can be different for everyone, so I'm thinking there could be a connectiion to mold. I've looked up toxic mold and it's effects, severe, constant headaches is one of them. My thinking is, my headaches didn't really start until I moved into that apt. a year ago and my attacks always followed a big rain(my windows leaked massively and my landlord refused to fix them). It just seems too coincidental for there to be no connection....Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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