Recently Amy at A Commonplace Life posted about her migraines. I had daily migraines for over 25 years, and this is the comment I left her:
"I had migraines for years. They were atypical and started when I was in my 30's. I had them most days, sometimes twice a day for over 25 years. I got no help from drs because my migraines weren't "normal". When I did finally get help the side effects of the meds where horrendous. Finally I couldn't work anymore, and retired at 51. When I was 57, I met a woman, a retired nurse, who referred me to a great neurologist. After trying a couple of different things and reviewing my history, he suggested botox. I would never consider botox to look younger, but I'd consider almost anything, including brain surgery, if I thought it'd stop my migraines.
Here's the thing, botox injections hurt during the procedure, not after. I can't imagine doing this for beauty! When you get botox for migraines, they use a lot; in your forehead area and at the base of your neck. It was so very worth it. It's been almost 10 years and I rarely have migraines. When I had them daily, I had no idea what my "triggers" were. Now, I know. I gave up chocolate and wine; to me it was a no-brainer. The only trigger I can't control is atmospheric changes. When I have a migraine, now, I take Frova. It has very few side effects."
I shared this hoping it might help someone else. Amy let me know that she's talked to her Dr. about this and thinks she might have to go this way. I wish her and every migraine sufferer out there, lots of luck.
The photos have nothing to do with migraines, of course. I took them on Monday, when Oden and I went to the San Diego Zoo.
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