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I was just diagnosed with Chronic Daily Migraines (which I knew but cost me a bunch of money to have a doctor confirm). I live in the US and have tried every med under the sun for migraines. Most make me feel way too tired and confused to work, not good for a teacher to feel that way.
So, my neurologist has decided I should try Botox injections for my headaches. She has prescribed 3-5 shots for 13 sessions. That is over 3 years of treatment. The success rate of Botox and migraines is, as far as I'm concerned, minimal. The Botox producers claim it will give the patient 6-12 less headache days a month. The side effects are horrid. Dizziness, worse headaches, inability to lift head due to neck pain and weakness. AND these treatments are very expensive. The average is about $800 a session for minimal return. I've told my doctor at least 5 times that what works for my headaches and allows me to work is 5mg of Valium and an analgesic. I did forget to mention that many people report missed days of work due to Botox treatments. I cannot afford that.
I am wondering if anyone has tried Botox for their migraines and, if so, what your experience has been.
Thank you for listening,
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