Hi all, I have chronic migraines after viral meningitis three years ago. I am taking propranolol, ampitryptaline daily and twice a week I take sumitriptan for the migraines. I am also on round 2 of botox from neurologist. The first three months after botox injections went ok, I had the middle month with 25 migraine free days! I thought my life had changed, was I back to migraine free life?? No.
Back to regular 10 days of straight migraines, two days off, seven days of migraines. Maybe 5 days off, then back again for the constant, gnawing migraine and neck pain. Its been a year and seven months of chronic migraine. Oh my god. I am sooo sick of my life. I would like to ask how other people have reacted to botox? Has it worked? I have heard it can take 6 months to work and I am in month 4. I keep hoping it will help me. I also had medication induced migraine from taking codeine for two years. That ended last year with a 15 day stay in hospital and on lignocaine. So no more painkillers for me.
This year the botox experiment. I am very tired of being so unwell all the time and trying to have a normal life. How does anyone else cope? I am studying postgraduate at university and working part time but finding the migraines really ruin the study routine. Anyway, if anyone has botox stories I would love to hear. I am in Australia and also have expensive private health cover, but there are few answers to be found for this painful life. I wish I could stop working forever and just hang out and deal with life but its a bit hard to stop working altogether as it makes you very poor. Anyway, let me know if anyone has had botox. It doesnt make you look any better either. If anything, you look weirder for a while. Life is a series of endless humiliations hey.