I imagine, like Jo, you may need to introduce another drug alongside the Botox to get some additional relief.
I can totaly sympathise with the way your feeling. I have just had round 3 of Botox on 7th Dec…between that and Venlafaxine they have saved my sanity and gave me some quality of life. Back in August i was experiencing some bad head/ sinus pain and pressure and my Botox was brought forward from 18th to 3rd of August so it can be done if your suffering badly like i was. Like our lovely Helen says you may need a good preventative together with your treatment…i did. One without the other wouldnt have got me as well as i feel today
Hi Jo, thank you for replying im glad your feeling well at the moment and hope you continue to do well!!!
My neuro said last time maybe to try Amitriptyline next? Im not sure if youve tried this? I will google venlafaxine and do some research. Thank you for your advice.
If this continues I will email my neuro about the possibility of having botox sooner. She is veru good and im sure she will be happy to help.
Very best wishes
Im sure she wont ignore the fact you need the Botox Treatment sooner and they will hopefully slot you in. I tried Nortriptyline a very simliar drug to Amitriptyline but it made me way dizzier so came off it. It does get excellent reviews though from a lot of people on this board its a 1st line drug i believe.
I will definatley ask my neuro if this continues and Im happy to try the Amitriptyline or the Effexor… whatever works!! Im hoping this is a flare up and not something more permanent. I have been much worse in the past than this so Im just trying to keep my anxiety at bay and relax as best I can really.
Have a lovely evening x