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Post by Laura on Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:47 am

I just had Botox injections today. This is my first time. Have any of you had experience with Botox? If it helped you, how soon after the first set of injections did you become aware that the Botox was beneficial?
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Post by Sarah on Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:27 pm

I have had them, but literally just after they became migraine news, so about 2004? Something like that. I felt that they moved the migraine (I think from the following day), so I had some more in three months, then they really didn't help at all.

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Post by Laura on Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:30 am

At the end of this story it says that Botox combined with  intensive physiotherapy produces a 90% success rate.  No one has mentioned physiotherapy to me.  Does anyone know what sort of exercises or interventions are used?  

http://tvnz.co.nz/lifestyle-news/migraine-sufferers-push-stigma-aside-use-botox-relief-5518937
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Post by Tee on Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:55 am

Hang in there - I have found Botox to be amazing - BUT it took 3 rounds to start to have any real effect and about 6 before I would give it a full thumbs up.

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Post by Laura on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:26 am

Wow - thanks for the reply. Did it work on just the pain or did it alleviate other symptoms as well?
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Post by Laura on Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:21 am

Just had my second round of injections on 11/7.  As the first round started to wear off I had a really bad couple of weeks.  There was also a series of rainy fronts that moved through the area.  So was the increase in migraine due to the rain or the wearing off of Botox?  I went back and looked at my diary and marked the days it rained.  There wasn't nearly as much rain in the first two months after the first round of Botox, but there was some.  I did not get a migraine every time it rained, so I decided to have the second round of Botox and will pay special attention to rainy days to see how I do.  Fingers crossed.
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Post by pīwakawaka on Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:12 pm

I must have missed earlier posts in this thread. The link to the TVNZ article is interesting. The item was included in Morning magazine style program which is a mixture of local current events, news, opinion and advertorials (advertising material presented under the guise of editorial material). Normally advertorials are clearly identified as such, but to me, it looks like the news was a little thin that day, and the producers decided run a press release from the clinic as a news item. Just my two cents worth.

Unfortunately Botox treatment is not funded by our public health system and the $1600 figure mentioned in the article puts it well outside my price range Sad 

BTW the link needs fixing. It has an "f" appended to the beginning of "http", which upsets most web browsers. Perhaps Laura or a forum admin would like to fix it?

With regards to rain being a factor, I thought weather was a trigger for my migraines, as for a while they seemed to track along with changes in barometric pressure. But it turned out to be a short term coincidence. The nearest I can find relationship between migraines and weather is that very bright sunlight is a stressor. I find the light quite painful. Unfortunately we have a lot of that in NZ due to the low level of dust and pollutants in the atmosphere.

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Post by Sarah on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:02 am

I've changed the link.

Fingers crossed for you. Interesting about the rain. I must admit, I've never really thought about it with me, but we get so much rain here in the UK! I'll have to start noting down the weather on my good/bad days. Not that any of us can change the weather, of course!
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