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elongated styloid process

sissky Message
11 Jul 2009, 09:07 AM

I was hoping someone would have some kind of home remedy that would help with the discomfort of this problem. I have been applying ice packs to face and neck to try to obtain some relief. Because the styloid process is in such approxsimity to the caroid artery am very leary about having surgery. So much is still unknown about this.
AussieEagle Message
28 Aug 2015, 10:53 AM

Hi there. I've had ES for almost 15 years now, although i've only recently been diagnosed with it. I've been on Norspan pain patches for about 8 to 10 years now. I'm on 10 mgs. The patch is effective for 7 days, & then you put a fresh patch on. Patches have helped massively with my ES pain. Occasionally i've forgot to put a new patch on after a week, & the pain has suddenly got worse, & i wonder why... then i realize that i've forgot to put a fresh patch on. I've foud patches to be really good, the only downfall is that they're addictive ( being opoid) I've chose to have surgery & am currently waiting to hear when my operation will be. Heat packs, i've found help with the facial pain & migrain due to ES. I hope i've been able to help you somewhat. Cheers :-)
AussieEagle Message
28 Aug 2015, 10:56 AM

I've also found that eating healthy, & getting daily exercise,9 even if it's just walking) really helps. Drinking lots of water, eating green vegetables, cutting sugar , bread, & margarine out of my diet has helped me to cope better with my ES pain & symptoms.