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Post  Connie601 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:09 am

My doctor has finally decided he will try to get some Botox treatments authorized for me. I have migraines 24/7 and take Zomig (in quarter pill doses) one to two times a day and definitely at night because those morning migraines are so debilitating. I am 66 years old and my migraines got worse after menopause, which was 16 years ago.

So I am hoping that these treatments get approved and I have looked at old posts about them but would love some input about whether they work and what the treatments are like, etc.

Thanks to everyone who responds (in advance)




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Post  fxky on Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:47 am

I am too about to give it a try. I'm 17 and have had cronic daily headaches for five years now, tried the most common drugs(valproic acid, amitryptiline, topiramate, propanolol and others) and had no luck, maybe this'll do the work. I have an appointment on january 18th and I'm really exited, maybe the migraines will finally go away, it's not only hurting my quality ofl life, but the constant use of ergotamine damaged my stomach.

Good luck, hope that the botox works for you!

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Post  chelle8178 on Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:13 pm

I have tried everything under the sun w/ little success...Botox is my next option. Let me know how/if it works for you ladies...

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Post  dailyha-rose on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:35 pm

hi,

did you ever get your botox?

wondering how you did.

starting a post about it.


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Post  chelle8178 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:50 pm

Yes, I did. I received Botox treatment Jan. 4. Since then, I have not had one migraine-free day. So, obviously, it hasn't helped. Good luck!

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Post  dailyha-rose on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:56 pm

oh, great

were you never headache/migraine free? or did it get worse?

i am scheduled to get 31 injections on my first visit. 3 weeks before a big vacation!
how many did you get?

mine are going to be on my forehead area and back of head.

been doing the migraine treatment to no avail for 20 yrs.
how about you?

i feel bad for you i was thinking this might be a success story Crying or Very sad


sorry,

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Post  abp2626 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:42 am

I have recieved two rounds of Botox treatments. The good news for you is that they are suppose to work better each time you get them. I'm not sure if mine had any effect, but my doc seems to think that they kept the migraines away until noonish (rather than waking up with them). The second round came right before my "drug holiday" where they pulled me off of my methergine (my main drug) for one month, which was horrible, so I'm not sure if they worked.

A word about the shots themselves: they sound intimidating, what with so many shots, but they are just tiny pricks in the skin. What I have found is that they give me a migraine and I have had to stay overnight in a hotel (doc is 1 1/2 away from where I live), so be prepared in case you don't have anyone to drive you.

Good luck!!! Keep us posted if it works!

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Post  dailyha-rose on Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:50 pm

hey,

thanks, i should think of the size of the injections that is more comforting.

i def. will have someone drive me just in case. i always seem to be the one that has the adverse or unexpected reaction.
though over the years i have realized that just because the medicine does not work i am not in the minority. more people on this site are talking about how stuff doesn't work for them either. i used to wonder what was wrong with me. as i told my pain therapist its not that i am not reacting to the meds. -- its that the meds. don't work for me.

thanks for the info. and the tip about a driver.

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Post  fxky on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:07 am

so yeah this topic is pretty dead but still i feel like i need to talk
soon, as in any day now because my neurologist wants to do it as soon as possible, i will get the injections. The botox has just a arrived, 200ml.
I'm pretty happy, since i was originally rejected by my insurance and my stomach has been suffering alot from the ergotamine.

When i get the inyections i will make a post and share my personal experience during the application as well as the following days, because i know this might be helpfull for someone that like me, has been suffering cronic migraines for ages.

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Post  dailyha-rose on Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:28 pm

hey,

i hope you get your botox asap! i wish you the best. can't wait to hear about it and how you feel.

this topic did die out but it was because of me. i had my injections on april 2nd and have pretty much not noticed any results.

had the worst migraine that day and had to drive 45 minutes to get my 31 inj. probably told you this but i then called my husband and he met me at the urgent care clinic where i got 2 more injections - for the migraine. these were a lot lower than the botox, in my backside! botox does not work right away so i decided to end the migraine then and not wait till a.m. to go to my clinic.

although i have not had any relief, i am scheduled later this month to do round 2 of botox.

i will let you know if anything changes. fingers crossed!

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Post  fxky on Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:10 pm

Got the injections a couple hours ago. 200 units: 6 injections in forehead, 4 on each temple, 4 or more on the back of the neck which were the worst ones due to the weird sensation, that's why i can't remember exactly how many injections I had there, my blood pressure went down from that weird sensation which passed in a couple minutes. The rest of the units were divided on each of my shoulders: 5 in each I think, sorry was feeling crappy but I just wanted to keep going. It all took about 25 minutes since entering the doctors room, preparing the needles which were extra thin, an inch of length and two and a half inches I think, getting the injections and leaving.

Besides from the blood pressure issue I have often when it involves 'doctor needles' but doesn't happen when I get piercings for some reason, the experience was excellent. No bleeding, you can't even tell where I had the injections done.

I was told I would see the full results in about a month, and would feel the botox doing it's job in some days.

Pretty exited for the upcoming weeks, I really wish to eliminate those chronic migraines. By the way, I'm also on 50mg of amitryptiline.

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Post  gailgigi on Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:28 pm

Interesting. My migraines have been 24/7 since menopause also. I am 64. I tried Botox. It did nothing for me. Hope it helps you. sunny

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Post  pen on Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:05 pm

31 injections here from NHS. So far so good...

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Post  Migrainegirl on Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:01 pm

Pen, did you decide to give Botox a shot? (pun intended)
Have seen any effects yet?

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Post  pen on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:38 pm

I did yes.

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