In the past I have tried ended, dothep, Periactin, topamax, Lyrica, sandomigran, triptans, ergotamine, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic etc etc to help with my chronic migraine which has been daily since my mid teens. And I'm sure many of you have the same or similar stories. The greatest relief I have had had been with Periactin and codeine.
I had Botox a week and a half ago. The procedure itself was pretty innocuous. I didn't find it very painful and it was over pretty quickly. However the next day I started to feel really sick and continued to feel sick for about 5 days. Then I started to have really bad neck and shoulder pain. I didn't even care how many pain killers I took. But 4 days ago the neck pain started to ease don't get me wrong it's still there but it's manageable. I've heard it can take a couple of weeks to go. But I woke up 4 days ago and my head didn't hurt. I wasn't foggy, vague or in pain. Then I woke up that way the next three days. Except for 30 mins yesterday I have been migraine free. My mind is clear, I can engage with others and my pain seems to respond to treatment.
I don't know what the next three months will be like. I don't know if the neck pain will go or if it get full mobility of my neck back but I can say of every crap drug I have tried, this is the first time I've had hope. And it's the first time in a long time I remembered what it was like to not be sick, not to struggle every second of every single day. And it also reminded my that what we live with IS real, I wasn't making it up all along.
If you have the means and the access and you're not getting anywhere with your meds, if you're considering Botox and your doctors think it's an option for you ... well its been the first time I've had four days like this since I was a teen and I'm 32.
All the best. xo
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