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Got botox? In the brain?

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Well they don’t shoot it into the brain. But it IS supposed to stop the brain pain. Well the brain doesn’t feel pain. But the signals coming out from the brain.

What I am saying here is Botox is one of the two things used to treat chronic migraines, the other being Topamax, which I am also on.

I got botox 7 or 8 years ago. Don’t even remember how long ago it was. But I was not a responder. As in it didn’t work at all. But I also only had it across the forehead, not the full protocol they have now. The protocol now is 31 shots in the locations below:

BOTOX USPI OAB ONLY (Track-changes)_AGN comments

The recommended dilution is 200 Units/4 mL or 100 Units/2 mL, with a final concentration of 5 Units per 0.1 mL (see Table 1). The recommended dose for treating chronic migraine is 155 Units administered intramuscularly using a sterile 30-gauge, 0.5 inch needle as 0.1 mL (5 Units) injections per each site. Injections should be divided across 7 specific head/neck muscle areas as specified in the diagrams and Table 2 below. A one inch needle may be needed in the neck region for patients with thick neck muscles. With the exception of the procerus muscle, which should be injected at one site (midline), all muscles should be injected bilaterally with half the number of injection sites administered to the left, and half to the right side of the head and neck. The recommended re-treatment schedule is every 12 weeks.Drugs.com

 

And it looks painful to have 31 needles jabbed into your head injecting a fluid. But it sounds more painful than it is. The forehead does hurt a little, because of the nerves and thin skin. But once they go around to above the ears and back of the head and to the shoulders… not bad at all. Meh, I’d say. Didn’t mind it t’all. Keep in mind I have no fear of needles in the least bit.

Your forehead though does ache after for some time. Stinging ache from that abuse thrust upon it. And as one might expect it does trigger a migraine, or I was getting on anyway, hard to say.

We shall see how to feels tomorrow after it settles.

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