I thought it was time for another migraine update as lots of people have been asking how I’ve been doing.
One of the reasons I haven’t done an update for awhile is because it seem like whenever I’m doing well and I talk or write about it, I end up jinxing myself and I get a migraine. No kidding, it really happens.
I was just telling someone earlier this week how I’d gone for almost 14 days without one and was feeling really good and then later that day I went down in a heap and had a shocking migraine for the next 3 days.
Other times I don’t feel like writing or talking about it because I’m going through a rough patch and I’m too frustrated or upset to talk about it.
Anyway, for those of you who are new to my blog, I have been having Botox injected in my head for the past year, to try and control my migraines, which I suffer from between 3-5 days per week.
The migraines are a result of what happened to me on this day.
Every 12 weeks I visit my neurologist and he injects Botox (approx 40 times) in to my head, neck & shoulders. It hurts like hell and the feeling of tightness in my head for 3 months is very uncomfortable but at this stage it’s the only way I can manage (ie survive) day-to-day life.
The Botox has definitely made an improvement to the frequency and severity of my migraines but unfortunately not as much as I would have liked.
I’ve gone from having 3-5 days of migraines a week to only 1 or 2 days and I’ve even gone up to 13 days without one.
I now know that this is probably as good as it’s going to get, so I just have to make the most of it. Yes, I have days were it just gets too much and I’m angry and frustrated but I just have to remind myself that it could have been a LOT worse.
The past 10 years of my life has been dominated by these migraines and it looks like they’re here to stay!