I have been getting botox injections for migraines every 3 months for about 1 1/2 years now. I still take some preventative meds, and have "rescue" meds that I use maybe 1-2 times a month. Went from getting migraines daily to only a couple (much less severe) each month. I have gotten a few pretty nasty ones since starting the botox, but only because of strange circumstances, such as not eating for days and being dehydrated due to unrelated medical conditions.
The only negative from the injections, which I don't really even ever think about, is that I cannot raise my eyebrows. Who cares!?!
The injections themselves, 31 in all, feel like a series of quick tiny bee stings, maybe even less painful than that. They do them in your forehead, temples, scalp, and a few down your neck.
Takes only a few minutes, and then you are good to go. I always schedule my next injections before I leave my previous appt. Want to make sure to get them pretty much exactly every 3 months. Sometimes, it starts to wear off a week or two before I am due for my next injections, but even those headaches are not too bad.
SO worth it!!!!! I am thrilled that my doc recommended it. Has really changed my life!
Just be sure you get the insurance crap out of the way before your injections--they are rather pricey otherwise!!
Let me know if you have any questions or anything I can help you with!!
I cannot even explain how wonderful they work for me!