If you’re my friend on Facebook, you’re probably aware that I’ve had Botox done.
No, not cosmetic Botox. I had Botox for migraine.
See, I’ve dealt with migraine since I was in kindergarten, and I’ve had chronic migraine for at least five or six years. I also have chronic daily headaches, which is surprising to many people because like, a migraine is a bad headache, right?
WRONG. Migraine is actually a neurological condition. What most of us consider “a migraine” is actually a migraine attack. Consider this: you wouldn’t see someone having a seizure and say they were having “an epilepsy.” Like epilepsy, migraine is a condition with many symptoms— and one of them happens to be a headache.
Now, I’ve tried just about every medication out there for my chronic migraine. When I failed many of the standard treatments, a scary offer was put forth. I could have Botox injections.