Monday, August 3, 2009

Botox Times Two

I think my migraines are warping my sense of judgement because I went in for another round of Botox shots on Friday. The neurologist's office had a cancellation. This time the doc did my head with 24 shots! But no neck or shoulders. I just felt like I had to try one more time. He said if I don't respond this time, he is going to refer to me a headache specialist through the University of Michigan.

Now my head feels like someone put a bar of soap in a sock and beat me over the head with it. I can hardly sleep because I can't rest my head fully on the pillow. Every injection site is throbbing along with the migraine pounding in my head. I can barely comb my hair. There are bruises all over my forehead.

Sorry to be so whiny. I know I did this to myself. I'm just hoping and praying that this gives me some relief in the long run.

6 comments:

Sharoni said...

I hope that you get some relief from it this time around!

-Julie said...

Oh my. I hope you're feeling better soon. I like reading your blog and seeing that someone else goes through such similar things as I do with the migraines!

Jaymi said...

I hope, hope, hope you get some relief and feel better soon! Seriously though, I don't understand how you function so well with all the pain you must be in. How do you go to work each day? I'm not trying to sound condescending..I'm honestly wondering how you do it. I work from home and have two kids, and some days, well if it weren't for my RX drugs there is no way I would get out of bed. I guess what I'm saying the long way around is that I admire you and your art and your blog. Okay...hope that doesn't sound stalkish. Take care Migraine Chick!

Jaymi

Migraine Chick said...

Hi Jaymi....Most days I'm hanging on by a thread. If I didn't have my RX drugs, I would be a complete disaster. Every day is a challenge just to get through it, especially with work. I really appreciate your kind comments!

jkreese said...

I stumbled upon your blog doing some of my own migraine research. I dont know how to say this without sounding cruel...but it was almost refreshing for me to know others go through the same stuggle as I do. I thought I was alone and going nuts! Although I wouldn't wish this migraine hell on my worst enemy. Well...maybe my worst! I received my 4th round of botox today...in hope this time it'll work. Doubtful though...as mine are not caused by tension. But...we'll see. What RX's are you currently on? I am on a laundry list of preventatives and abortives. Would love to see what other combos people are using that may be effective.

Migraine Chick said...

Hi Jkreese! I know what you mean about being alone and feeling like you are going crazy with migraines. That's why I started my blog, cause I was feeling like that. I'm not on a huge list of Rx because I can't tolerate all the side effects. Right now I'm just doing Inderal, fiorcet and muscle relaxers. What are you taking?