Hi to all from the UK.
Ive joined up here as there dosn't seem much in the way of forums in the UK.
Anyway can I ask the board thier opinions of the Botox treatment offered by some clinics now. Its meant to parailize the muscle in your forhead that is suposed to sqweeze on some nerve that causes migraines for some ?
Ive been a sufferer of migraine since childhood. Its a long story but through my 20's and 30's id get maybe 1 a month or less. about 5 yeras ago Id started to get them once a week, sometimes twice. For me the pain is like having a nail hammered into my forhead and a bad one meant vomiting several times during an attack which could last 48 hours. 4 years ago I was perscribed a drug called Imigran recovery (sumatriptan) and its been a God send. It will stop 9 out of 10 attacks if I take it quick enough.
Here's the thing, I take on average 1 tablet a week when I feel a headache start. But you never know if that pain was the start of a migraine or just a little headache that would have cleared up in an hour with some asprin. You have to assume the worse and use the strong drug before its too late.
Anyway I when that 1 attach gets through I think about looking for another fix. Ive seen the press reports on the Botox treatment followed by surgery and have made an appointment at a place called the "Migraine clinic" in London for a consultation.
Trouble is its a £3000 cost and when i read about how bad some of you guy's are suffering every day for years I think perhaps I should just keeping taking the tablets (its cheaper) and stop moaning if I only get 2 or 4 bad attacks a year.