Thursday, December 24, 2009

For Christmas, I'd like world peace and Botox please?

I've been on 20 or more migraine medications, tried biofeedback, acupuncture, nutritionist, nerve blocks, physical therapy, etc. My doctor is now going to start the process of trying to get me approved for Botox for my migraines. If I'm not specially approved, I definitely can't afford it. I'm trying not to get my hopes too high, because it's not FDA approved for migraines or normally approved by my insurance company. And, even if it does get approved by my insurance company (which does sometimes happen apparently) it might not work. And even if it does get approved and works, it lasts 3-6 months, and then I would need another round, and more approvals.....

But still. I really want to try. So if you don't mind, send good wishes/hopes/prayers my way?


  1. I'll send both good wishes and a prayer your direction. Good luck!

  2. I will put out the vibes and prayers for you.

    I have an uncle who receives Botox shots for Dystonia (I know totally unrelated to migraines) and it seems to work for him - yet he has to go every few months to get more.

    Have a Happy Christmas Day!

  3. Botox for migraines...hmm I am intrigued by this myself.

    Crossing my fingers for you and I hope your Christmas was great!!


  4. My father-in-law started botox for chronic headaches that has given him some relief, so I hope that you get approval and that it helps you as well!