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Botox for eye pain?

About a year and a half ago I started to have pain around my left eye as part of my migraine attack. Prior, my attacks were always in the back of my head and neck.
It is not just the pain around my eye, my vision is affected, like an aura. In these episodes I have to either where an eye patch (and look like a pirate wench) with my Theraspecs. There is no driving during these migraines, as I went off the road once, thinking my aura was a vehicle veering into me.
I was prescribed Tegretol and it all stopped for a few weeks. Then the pain was breaking through before I was to take the second dose. My dosage was increased slightly and I had a bad reaction. I just cried because if I had just made the lower dose work, this annoying pain would be gone.
Has anyone had Botox to calm the nerves around the eye? My doctor wants me to try the new CGRP IV infusion. Ubrelvy makes me so nauseous and I have some anxiety issues. The IV is much stronger than the Ubrelvy and I have my reservations. I had Botox years ago, but not around my eye. Thanks in Advance 🤗🤗

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    Thank you for reaching out and sharing your story with us. It is not uncommon for our migraine patterns and symptoms to change over time. The thing is when they do, it's always a good idea to let the doctor know so he can make sure everything checks out OK.
    Having said that, Botox helps to prevent migraine attacks and associated symptoms. And it can take some people four rounds of injections before they see improvement, it did for me! I've been getting Botox since 2016 and find it very beneficial. Will you keep us posted if you try it again?
    Nancy Harris Bonk Patient Advocate/Moderator

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