17 Days

It’s been 17 days since I got Botox injections for my migraines.  The neurologist who did the shots said they would take effect within 1-14 days.  So have they?

Not so much.  The first two weeks I had just as many migraines as usual, including a couple of really bad ones, but I held out hope, telling myself it could be up to two weeks before it took effect.  But it was two weeks on Monday.

Tuesday I had a mild migraine that sort of came and went all day.  Not too bad.  Yesterday I had one that started out mild in the morning, but kept getting worse and worse.  I left work shortly after noon and went home and slept all afternoon.  In the evening I felt better than I had, though it wasn’t completely gone.  When I woke up this morning, my head still felt like crap, not as much pain as before, but in the postdrome fog, like I just can’t make my brain go.  I had breakfast and went back to bed.  I slept for hours, until the phone rang and woke me up.  I’m still in a fog.  I think it’s taking me four times as long as usual to write this.  I stare at the screen, and it’s like I can’t remember what to do.

I really hoped the Botox would work.  Maybe it still will?  Maybe it just needs more time?  Or maybe I need a stronger dose?  Or maybe I’m just one of those people it doesn’t do anything for.  I guess I can’t say it would really surprise me.  I mean, Imitrex made my migraines worse.  I was really hoping though.

I’m going back to bed.