Botox for Migraines

 

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What is so ironic is I have been getting the shots for about 10 years, 5 years here in Arizona and 5 years in NJ.  I was integral working in the original blind case study for Allergan and Botox for migraines. They found it could be used for a crossover purpose, not just for beauty/plastic surgery. The botox is injected using very sharp fine needles usually in the forehead, jaw, neck & upper shoulders and the head itself.

The shots have been OK’d through  insurance for me and others after much back and forth with Drs. such as a Neurologist and other specialists proving much need because of much pain.

The other day the FDA finally approved the usage of Botox for Migraines.  It now can not be turned down by insurance any more as an experimental procedure! Yay! Hopefully many people will find the help and relief of pain that I have found. It seems to help by relaxing the muscles related to the areas of pain because you don’t tense the same muscles as much because they are kind of numbed.

For me it took a while, but after documentation and proof it is covered by my insurance now, for a long while, I paid the cost myself, but it was worth every cent as it relieved me of my pain.

It is just a BIG deal for all people with headache pain that the FDA has finally approved it that they and their Drs. may turn to Botox as a new protocol for some pain relief. Even my Neurologist who has been treating me here in Arizona for 5 years has said that he now can actually treat me differently; using a different amount and a different protocol. How interesting. And only for the good my Dr. said…

Hopefully, The Obama Care won’t bollocks that up! Lets keep our fingers crossed!

 

(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 11/2010

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About Evie Garone

I am an outspoken woman with independent views of the world. I am spiritual but also realistic. I've successfully raised two men who I've sent off to college and am now following my love of the arts, including painting, drawing and writing. Thus, two blogs, two books I sporadically work on, voracious reading, among other loves keep me busy.
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4 Responses to Botox for Migraines

  1. me says:

    wow, i’d never heard of this. cool.

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    • Evie Garone says:

      Interesting right! The crossovers in Medicine are amazing! Thanks for reading. Evie

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      • me says:

        while i myself don’t suffer from migraines i know several who do and can’t wait to tell them. the other thing i want to talk to someone who’s tried is the capcasian sprays for headaches. how effective are they. i love the crossovers. i recently experienced accupuncture for the first time and am so disappointed that there isn’t more of a blending of traditional medicines and modern science.

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      • Evie Garone says:

        Good luck to your friends, I hope they find the relief I have…I haven’t heard of the capcasian sprays, though, I may look into them, Thanks for your info., sharing is great! Acupuncture can be great, but didn’t help me in my long trial of pain relief…I’ve written other posts on pain . . .check them out if you are interested…see ya around Evie

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