Saturday, November 12, 2011

Botox for Migraines!

I have suffered from severe migraines for years.  Recently I learned about the treatment of chronic migraines with botox.  Chronic migraines are classified as people who experience them for 14 days or more a month.  Sadly I fit into this category.  I also get the "sick" migraines where I experience nausea or actually get sick.  When I have one of these headaches you might as well stay far away from me for the rest of the day.  Not only am I down for the count but when my headache starts to let up I'm extremely grumpy.  Probably because there's nothing I hate more than a migraine.  The botox treatments are said to work well.  They are given at intervals of 12 weeks at 31 sites at the head and neck.  As with everything there are some side affects so definitely talk to your doctor before considering botox as a treatment. You do have to continue it for it to work.  As for me....I haven't decided if I want to go through with it.  I would love to not have migraines but botox scares the crap outta me!