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.