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    Anyone done this?

    I'm considering it. Sumatriptan doesn't work, dihydrocodeine doesn't work, codiene doesn't work, tramadaol doesn't, and they're so debilitating. Apparently botox works for migraines. Just wondering if anyone's had this?

    I'm planning on having it soon anyway for cosmetic reasons, and wondered if it will help. Also if anyone's had it, how is it? I'm really scared of needles, do you feel it? How long does it take?

    Thanks..
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      (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
      Anyone done this?

      I'm considering it. Sumatriptan doesn't work, dihydrocodeine doesn't work, codiene doesn't work, tramadaol doesn't, and they're so debilitating. Apparently botox works for migraines. Just wondering if anyone's had this?

      I'm planning on having it soon anyway for cosmetic reasons, and wondered if it will help. Also if anyone's had it, how is it? I'm really scared of needles, do you feel it? How long does it take?

      Thanks..
      1) you do not bloody need botox and are undoubtably clueless as to the side effects. Worried about a crease that comes when you smile or frown? How about if half of your face is paralysed.

      2) Never seen botox given for migraines but can imagine its something that has to be done properly. not a hairdresser, dentist or F2 apprentice candidate who has been on a 2 day course. you would need a proper plastics/craniofacial specialist to do it.

      3) please bear in mind i can rent a room in harley street for a few hundred pounds with no qualifications or training. it dos NOT = excellence.
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      (Original post by Jamie)
      1) you do not bloody need botox and are undoubtably clueless as to the side effects. Worried about a crease that comes when you smile or frown? How about if half of your face is paralysed.

      2) Never seen botox given for migraines but can imagine its something that has to be done properly. not a hairdresser, dentist or F2 apprentice candidate who has been on a 2 day course. you would need a proper plastics/craniofacial specialist to do it.

      3) please bear in mind i can rent a room in harley street for a few hundred pounds with no qualifications or training. it dos NOT = excellence.
      1) I know there can be bad side effects and wouldn't do it without going to somewhere where they're qualified. It's more the fact that my mouth droops slightly at the corners and I HATE it. But I'm more interested in getting it done for migraines than that

      2) Yeah, I know. It's on the NHS, which is why I wondered if anyone had had it and whether the botox for migraines was successful.

      3) I know about this, which is why I'd only go to someone professional. I'm either going to have it on the NHS if I qualify or if not, going to research very carefully..
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      (Original post by Blackshadow)
      Are you sure you have a migraine? Or is it just a headache?
      I have very bad migraines with aura. They're not just headaches!!!
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        (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
        1) I know there can be bad side effects and wouldn't do it without going to somewhere where they're qualified. It's more the fact that my mouth droops slightly at the corners and I HATE it. But I'm more interested in getting it done for migraines than that

        2) Yeah, I know. It's on the NHS, which is why I wondered if anyone had had it and whether the botox for migraines was successful.

        3) I know about this, which is why I'd only go to someone professional. I'm either going to have it on the NHS if I qualify or if not, going to research very carefully..
        even if you have it on the nhs they might not actually be injecting anywhere near your mouth. you do realise that don't you.
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        Has your doctor tried you with any preventative medication, or failing that, referred you to a neurologist?
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        (Original post by Jamie)
        even if you have it on the nhs they might not actually be injecting anywhere near your mouth. you do realise that don't you.
        I know that. I just mean if I have it cosmetically for my mouth I also want to get my head done for migraines!
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        (Original post by Kabloomybuzz)
        Has your doctor tried you with any preventative medication, or failing that, referred you to a neurologist?
        No. They won't give me amitryptaline because I have bipolar. But they've never referred me to anyone else..
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        (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
        No. They won't give me amitryptaline because I have bipolar. But they've never referred me to anyone else..
        My doctor said that if triptans ever stopped working for me, and then preventatives didn't work, then a referral to a neurologist would be the next step, so it would probably be worth asking about.

        I can understand why having bipolar could cause issues though, as I understand, you can't use triptans with a lot of anti depressant and mental health medication due to the risk of serotonin syndrome.
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          (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
          I know that. I just mean if I have it cosmetically for my mouth I also want to get my head done for migraines!
          yes. but the person who might do one, would be unlikely to do the other.
          and vice versa.

          and if you get it done for migraines, then many practitioners would be wary of using further botox for cosemetics within a certain time frame.
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          (Original post by Kabloomybuzz)
          My doctor said that if triptans ever stopped working for me, and then preventatives didn't work, then a referral to a neurologist would be the next step, so it would probably be worth asking about.

          I can understand why having bipolar could cause issues though, as I understand, you can't use triptans with a lot of anti depressant and mental health medication due to the risk of serotonin syndrome.
          I'll ask, thank you.

          Yeah I have taken triptans for it when it's been really bad but they've never really worked for me which sucks
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          (Original post by Jamie)
          yes. but the person who might do one, would be unlikely to do the other.
          and vice versa.

          and if you get it done for migraines, then many practitioners would be wary of using further botox for cosemetics within a certain time frame.
          Oh right, I did not know this. Thanks. I assumed I'd be able to get both done at the same time, and just pay for the other one..
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          (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
          I'll ask, thank you.

          Yeah I have taken triptans for it when it's been really bad but they've never really worked for me which sucks
          I find the triptans work better the earlier you take them... I can take 50mg Sumatriptan if I catch it really early, but 100mg is much more likely to work if it has got worse.
         
         
         
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