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Botox for Migraines and Neck Pain Side Effects - Wisconsin
- posted 11 months ago
- Not Worth It
- Wisconsin, WI
I am writing this so others that are thinking of...
- 2 Jun 2012
I am writing this so others that are thinking of using botox for migraines can consider this experience in their decision. I recently had my third series of botox injections for my migraines, each series being 3 months apart. The first two were fine with no side effects. The third time I had the injections, the back of my neck became paralyzed. I could not hold up my neck, a very scary feeling. It affected me most when I was doing some task bending down and having to look up. (gardening, cleaning, biking, yoga, etc) It has been 3 weeks now since I have had the shots and my neck is about 25% better.
My migraines are about 50% less. However the feeling of having a paralyzed neck makes me feel that it is not worth it. This is something to consider when thinking about botox.
I have had migraines since I was an adolescent. I am now of retirement age. Over the years I have tried staying away from all the foods we know trigger migraines, acupuncture, biofeedback, and various medications. None of these really worked. My goal has always been migraine free for 3 months. Hearing about botox injections relieving migraines was something I wanted to try. I will not do that again.
I am waiting for the full use of my neck, which could be when the shots wear off, three months since I had the last injection.