Monday, February 23, 2015
He said they don't understand why people get them and as far as he knows, there aren't any local studies of migraines, but he gave me a website to check into. I'm going to see if I can possibly try to join a study and maybe be on the cutting edge of new drugs or shock therapy or maybe surgery or something. When he asked how things were before this migraine and I said that I had things under control with probably 3 migraines a week and I was happy with that he was really shocked. 3 a week? That's good? Wow, he didn't think that was acceptable, but then I told him I hadn't missed a day of work with having a really bad (level 8 almost every day) for the past month. I'm one tough old gal. I come from good stock.
So, after testing my strength and balance, he suggested we try the botox in more places and with more shots. I got 9 shots across my forehead and on the bridge of my nose and then one in each temple and then 6 across the back of my head, right above my neck. He says it will take 3-4 days for the full effect, but I can already feel it working. The forehead is starting to go numb and the back of the head as well. He says I could have some troubles lifting my head. That's ok, I can walk around with a neck brace :) I could make a nice quilted one, like the Elizabethan collars.