Hello. I have been treated for severe migraines for 13 years now. I have been on Topamax that long with no success. My neurologist (I also have epilepsy) has put me on 5 other medications to combat my migraines and I am getting them every few days. They last for 2 to 3 days, then another one comes along a couple of days later. I can do nothing but sit and cry. My latest meds are Imitrex and Fioricet. My neurologist (in West Chester) has told me that he is out of ideas and that I will need to go to a headache clinic and probably get botox injections. I am afraid of this.
Has anyone else had these injections. I am located in Kettering, Ohio, and the talk of that Dr. Svetic sounds promising. Otherwise, there is a headache clinic at Wright State University. I am at the end of my rope and when one of my migraines comes on, I sit and pray for a meteor to strike the house and end it all.
I have been on my epilepsy medication since 2001, and have not had a seizure since Oct. 15 of that year. So, those meds are doing their job. Now my doc wants to take me off of Topamax because he sees no point in me staying on it. But he said he would have to put me on another seizure medication (in conjunction with my Trileptal) if I stop the Topamax. I am afraid to go monkeying around with these meds. When I have my first seizures, I lost my memory for a year.
Please, if any of you have had the botox injections, please let me know how much it hurts and if it has helped.