When I was 12 yrs. old and started my period that was when my headache problems began. After multiple jaw surgeries and neck injuries I now suffer from chronic headaches which are all different. The tension headache is one and the migraines are also different too. Having seen so many neurologists over the past 30 yrs., I finally have some hope that botox injections will help my headaches. My new neuro dr. is much younger than me, but he knows what I am talking about. So now I am waiting for approval from my 2 insurances so I can get these botox injections. My dr. will be starting in my neck area where those muscles are like knots and feel like they are strangling me. The only migraine med that has helped me is the imitrex. Those ins. co. sure don't allow enough of those to be filled each month though. Currently I get more than 10 migraine headaches per month. That is no way to have to live. Pain rules my life and controls my ability to plan "fun" things, such as going to a movie, visiting my dad, etc.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.