Imagine your worst ever hangover, crank up the pain a good 10 notches and visualise someone slowly squeezing your head with a vice. Direct sunlight feels as though shards of glass are being inserted just behind your eyes and even birdsong can induce an agonised sob. In most cases migraine sufferers are confined to bed, in a silent, dark room until the episode subsides.
Welcome to the world of migraine.
Some migraine sufferers need injections to combat the effects, while others are prescribed seriously powerful painkillers by their GP.
Despite extensive research there still isn’t an actual cure for migraine. Migraine can be triggered by anxiety, travel, hot baths, toothache, sexual intercourse, red wine or dietary products like wheat, coffee or chocolate.
Botox originally gained popularity and notoriety as a wrinkle reducer in the late 1990s, but it wasn’t long before researchers recognised the potential of Botox for treating repetitive neck spasms, eye twitching, overactive bladder, squints and migraines. In 2010 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Botox as a treatment for chronic migraines.
Some things you should know about treating migraine with Botox:
- It prevents headaches and migraines before they even start.
- It is given every 12 weeks
- It is administered with a small needle – patients say that it just feels like a tiny pin prick
- Treatment takes 15 minutes
If you suffer from this condition, and would like to discuss it further, please call us on 01202 707345 to book a free consultation.
We are one of the leading Botox clinics in Bournemouth.