Migraines and Botox?

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/1/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I've tried everything. My dr and I have been through every medicine possible for my migraines.

Now, he says, the last option, is botox.

I am horrible about needles.

And these will be 24 needles.


Has anyone else had any success with this?

My insurance will cover it, since it's my last resort, but, I'm just so bad with needles.. sad

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 8/1/2007 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I've tried Botox, albeit without success, but the injections are often given at the headache center that I go to (they don't really consider it a last resort) and I've spoken with many people who have had much success. I can tell you from experience that, although the prospect of facial injections is daunting, it really isn't very painful. I assure you that the idea of the injections there is worse than the actual experience. You'll do fine :)

One question that I have though, is what non-drug treatments you have tried. If you haven't looked into these already, I recommend that you talk to you doctor about nerve blocks, nerve stimulators, or more experimental drugs (like Lidocaine as a pill, nasal spray, or IV infusion--or many others). I don't know exactly what you have tried, but try not to look at botox as your last resort.

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