Botox for migraine

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hi can anyone help, I've been having botox for migraines since December 2013, but the neurologist I'm seeing thinks that the reduction from 19-20 a month to 8 a month is not proving of value. As you can imagine I disagree, so I'm looking for a Dr who specialises in migraine on the NHS in London could anybody recommend someone.

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    Hi,

    Well I see Dr Matharu at the National Neurological Hospital Queens Square and he is the country's leading expert on headaches.

    I to am due for a trial of botox and I am told it works for some and not others, so I will see.

    Good luck

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    Hi flo I'm pretty sure he maybe wrong, I'm on around same as you, how they judge it is how much Imran we take I'm doing around 15 to 20 tablets a month not full ones I bite them in half, I've had 2 lots so far and went down to about same as you, my neurologist in Leeds Oliver Lily said that he's putting me down for another three batches, I'd like,to know what your guy sees as successful it will never cure it but dampen it down, and only lasts 2'to 3 months anyway.... I know that if you have around 5 to 8 a month down from 15 upwards its successful however they can stop it and see if you continue on the lower number but if you feel it's coming back and thebotox does stem it, then I'd be having harsh words with them..

    im waiting for methysurgide to be made again as that drug was so good I went from 20 isigran a month to one in 6 months......how goods that..,pity they stopped making it.

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