Did you expect the Botox to work within 6 days? Shame on the doctor who gave them to you. My doctor told me 1-2 weeks. It always takes 15 days for the injections to take effect in me. And if the Botox does not work, they usually start off at lower doses. The first time I had the Botox, I got 100 units which did nothing for me. The next time it was increased and did far more for me. Also additional injection dates will increase its effectiveness. Even if it doesn't help you, was it a mistake to try something that may help you? Also if you take pain relievers every day, you most likely are suffering from rebound migraines. I'm assuming that you tried a number of daily preventative migraine pills. It's those who have not been helped by a number of the daily meds who are most likely to respond to Botox. Give it more time, then check on the dose that you were given. Respond back to me if you have any questions. Good luck. Migraines are terrible to deal with.View Thread
I replied previously that I was fighting Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance to cover my Botox injections after they denied it. The State insurance commission ruled in my favor. The insurance claimed it was experimental which the State refuted. The insurance company had to reimburse me for previous Botox injections. Now that the FDA approved it on October 15, 2011, it gives patients much more to fight with.View Thread
I was also afraid of getting Botox injections after one neurologist told me that he had one patient whose head flopped forward until the Botox went away. Then I found another neurologist who did it more frequently and no bad cases with any of his patients. I've been getting Botox injections for over a year with no problem and improvement with my severe 24/7 migraines.View Thread
Botox injections have greatly helped me, but only greatly for about half the time in between injections which I get every 9 weeks. But I do get some relief the rest of the time. It takes me 15 days after the injections for it to work, so don't write if off if it doesn't help right away. The doctor had to raise the amount to 200 units for me to get a response. No side effects except a sore neck and back of head the first day which I just put ice on it. Yes, it hurts, but not nearly as much as my severe migraines.
My insurance company BCBS of MI has refused to pay for it. Now the State Insurance Commission is investigating whether the company does need to pay for it. If not, we are going to go to court to fight it. The injections cost me over $7,000 each time at the University of Michigan.
By the way, I'm also helped by monthly nerve block injections and herbal Petadolex. I had severe 24/7 migraines for years before these 3 remedies. I took many prophylactic meds which didn't help.View Thread