medicine/treatments

The Botox

BOTOX for migraine feels a lot like rubbing a porcupine all over your head for funsies..png

So a couple days after my BOTOX and my forehead feels stiff and my eyebrows are stiff as well. This is better than the first time which I got complete numbness over the forehead for the whole duration and could not move my eyebrows a bit. So an improvement I’d say since I still have sensation.

“When the researchers looked at the placebo-controlled trials, they found that Botox was associated with about two fewer headaches a month for people with chronic migraines and those with chronic daily headache. However, the report states that “Botox is no help for people with episodic migraines (fewer than 15 a month) or chronic tension-type headaches.”” Migraine Again

Basically they say a ‘modest’ improvement. And really 2 migraines less a month doesn’t sound astonishingly impressive. But when you consider what we are Dealing with anything is a good thing. So yeah maybe 2 less migraines. But also maybe less intensity, so there is that.

But I generally will not know yet. This is my first round which generally doesn’t show a damn thing. Usually benefits are not seen until the second or third go around.

So it isn’t fun to get, or experience after, for a modest benefit. That is what migraineurs are willing to do for their pain… any damn thing that helps in the least bit.

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