Four weeks ago, I had Botox! Not for my wrinkles (although, i could probably do with some for those too) but for my migraines!
They say desperate times call for desperate measures and believe me, I was desperate.
I HATE needles & sat there nervously as my dr injected me 41 times in the head, neck & shoulders – ouch!
9 1/2 years ago I was in a really bad car accident. Luckily, I survived but unfortunately one of my ongoing issues from that day is migraines. For anyone who has never had a migraine, it’s hard to know what it’s like (just think about the worst headache or hangover you’ve ever had, then multiply it by 1000) but those of you who do suffer, I know you feel my pain.
I have migraines between 2-5 days every week. Since my accident I have kept a diary of when I have them & as I look back through the records it saddens me to see how much of my life has been effected. For the past 9 yrs I have had a migraine (on average) 127 days of the year, which basically means, during the last 9 yrs I’ve had a migraine for THREE YEARS. That’s 3 years of my life that I cannot get back, but I’m lucky to be alive so I must not complain (that’s what i tell myself). It’s just VERY frustrating!
Before I became a mum, I spent A LOT of time in bed unable to do even everyday tasks. Since becoming a mum, I no longer have the luxury of just “going for a lie down” until the worst of it passes. It’s hard explaining to a 3 yr old & 18 month old why mummy is sick & why they need to try & be quiet (as if). My daughter is actually surprised when I don’t have one.
I have tried every treatment & medication around but unfortunately have not had much success in keeping them under control (the migraines that is, not the kids).
Since having the injections 4 weeks ago I am happy to say that I have had fewer migraines! I’ve even managed to go for 7 days without one. They are still there but not as frequent or as painful as usual, so for me that is wonderful, I feel like a different person.
I’m not sure why people would choose to have botox injected in their face (for wrinkles) – the procedure is painful & the feeling afterwards is uncomfortable. My whole head feels tight, kinda like when you get sunburnt & the skin feels like it might split. My eyebrows are pretty much frozen in place too. I can put up with that though as it sure beats having the pain.
I’m going back for more injections in 8 weeks but this time my dr will also put me on a daily preventative, so hopefully that will work even better (fingers crossed).
I’ll keep you posted on my progress over the coming weeks.