For the Person Suffering from Chronic Migraines
So you called off work again. This is your 8th migraine this month! You aren’t alone, but that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer. In 1999, the American Migraine Study II was conducted and determined that “Almost 5 million in the U.S. experience at least one migraine attack per month, while more than 11 million people blame migraines for causing moderate to severe disability. Migraines occur most often in: Women (18 percent of women compared to 6 percent of men)”. This study also stated that the United States loses between $5.6 billion to $17 billion a year because of sick days due to these pesky migraines.
If you suffer from Chronic Migraines there are some doctors who will recommend treating the condition with BOTOX. According to the Chronic Migraine website “BOTOX® is for adults with Chronic Migraine with 15 or more headache days a month, each lasting 4 hours or more. BOTOX® therapy is not approved for adults with migraine who have 14 or fewer headache days a month.”
If you decide to have a BOTOX treatment done you should look at these 5 things to know according to the BOTOX Chronic Migraine website.
It prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. BOTOX® prevents on average 8 or 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month (vs 6 to 7 for placebo) at 24 weeks.
It’s given every 12 weeks. It will take 2 treatments, 12 weeks apart to determine how well BOTOX® is working for you. If you don’t get treated every 12 weeks, you may not get the full benefit of BOTOX®.
It’s a small needle. People say that the injections feel like tiny pinpricks.
It’s injected by a BOTOX® specialist. This is a doctor who’s experienced in treating with BOTOX®.
It takes about 15 minutes. The injections take about 15 minutes, and are done right in your doctor’s office.
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