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Have ehlers danlos hypermobility, NCS, trigeminal and occipital neuralgia. Swelling nerve blocks in occipital area. How to bring down the swelling of an ocular nerve?

I have ehlers danlos hypermobility , NCS, trigeminal and occipital neuralgia . Last Monday I had nerve blocks in my occipital area, temporal region, and above my eyebrow area for my headaches . The previous blocks have worked wonderfully. However, the area above my forehead still has a visible lump and continues to be inflamed. I have a call into my doctor. The more I read, the more the ocular nerve becomes inflamed. Since I recently saw an opthamologist and was told my eye is weak, but my prescription is ok, I wonder if it s time to see a neuro opthamologist. Also, any idea on how to bring down the swelling of an ocular nerve?
Asked On : Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. because you had neuralgia [stated in history], thus damage to the optic nerves as a result of nerve block can be a precipitating factor, have a MRI of the orbitals to make sure nothing is pressing on the nerve.
2. As condition is Acute,your Doctor might prescribe you Steroid [prednisolone] which helps in bringing down the swelling.
3. Once optic nerve gets damaged and there is nothing a Doctor can do can do, seek immediate neuro-ophthalmologist opinion and examination.
4. It is particularly important to have these symptoms evaluated.
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