Tuesday, September 9, 2014
My Second Botox Treatment For Chronic Migraine
Two weeks ago I received my second Botox treatment for my chronic migraine. Again, I received 31 injections in my head, neck, and shoulders. This time I had a major migraine when I walked in the office.
I already knew from my first round of injections that the treatment, ironically enough, will cause a migraine. I did not know just how bad it would be this time, already having one. I could barely function that day.
Now, I am sure the big question is "How's it working?". As it has only been two weeks, this is difficult to say with certainty. That said, I have had a couple of days where I have needed less of my pain meds. More surprisingly, to me, is there have been several days where I did not need a pain pill upon waking!!! I have needed to take a pain pill within an hour (more often than not a half hour) upon waking, every single day for over ten years!!!!
I am hopeful, but afraid to have too much hope. Those who live with chronic pan will totally understand where this fear of hope comes from.
For now, I am keeping my fingers crossed!
For more information on my Botox treatments, check out my first post.