Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Botox: Second Time's the Charm?


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I got my second round of Botox injections on December 31st, and it seems to be having the desired effect. (Knock on wood, fingers crossed and all that.)

The first round did not make any kind of noticeable difference, much to my disappointment, but I'd promised myself I would commit to doing it twice because a few studies indicated that results are seen within six months, if at all. This seems to be holding true for me.

I was in the middle of a horrible week long period of nearly constant pain, nausea, vomiting, photo and phonophobia, etc. when I got the second set of injections. At first the main impact of the injections seemed to be switching the location of the migraine from its normal position on the left side of my brow bone to the right brow bone. But ever since I finally knocked that bad one out, I have only had one other full blown attack.

Could be a coincidence, of course, but I think there is definitely reason to be optimistic that I'm *finally* responding to a preventative after all these years.

The only downside, and it's a biggie for me, is that my right eyelid started drooping on Saturday and won't return to normal. I know I'm horribly vain for being so upset by this, but it really sucks. I hope it fixes itself soon.

Now I'm just keeping my hopes up that the FDA will approve Botox for migraines sometime soon so my insurance will pay for it!

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