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Condition: Migraine Prevention
5/12/2015 12:22:37 AM

Reviewer: Mbray, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After the injections I had localized pain which was gone within 24 hours. I have significantly fewer and less severe migraines. Is is the best migraine prevention treatment I've tried so far.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
4/22/2015 1:00:40 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have suffered from migraines for over 50 years and had about 4 a month. They recently increased to 10 a month so my Doctor suggested Botox. I had my injections a week ago. I experienced a headache within 2 hours which lasted about 3 days and then the neck and shoulder pain which are still there. I also have extreme fatigue, and also joint pain. I will never have the injections again, and am ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/15/2014 12:38:31 AM

Reviewer: argybargy, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have a headache and vertigo that never goes away. I had my first set of Botox injections 27 days ago. The actual shots were no big deal. I give it a 2 or 3 on the pain scale. You will hear a snap crackle pop when the needle goes in but the whole thing is over pretty quickly. Immediately afterwards I felt disoriented and wished I had brought a driver. The following side effects for the first tw ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
11/15/2014 3:00:29 PM

Reviewer: trish, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After 18 years of being a migraine sufferer,(up to 18 per month) and trying many meds, no meds, chiropractor,ect.. I was hoping Botox would be my savior. No such luck. I have had 2years worth of injections every 3 months. I have had no difference in the amount of migraines a month. The severity has gone to more dizziness and neck pain. I have had muscle weakness and a droopy eye. I am very disappo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
9/8/2014 8:48:10 PM

Reviewer: Suze, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Now 12 days post injections, I have severe side effects, including difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, extreme neck and head pain, burning pain down the right side of my neck. So far, I have had one migraine requiring Imitrex, so maybe it does prevent migraines. However, I do not trust myself to drive with my stiff neck, get dizzy, cannot go for my daily long walks, cannot eat regular food (only pu ... Show Full Comment

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