I've been suffering from chronic pain for over 7 years and on high dose oxycontin. I have a neck injury caused by a car accident. I spent years seeing countless doctors to determine and treat my severe headaches. I finally saw Dr Geffen... Dr Geffen injected Botox and a week later I was completely pain free for the first time in 7 years.
l suffered from debilitating migraines, and a feeling that my head was too heavy for neck, the constant pain left me confined to my home. I found it nearly impossible to do daily tasks and was requiring more and more pain relief which left me feeling tired and with an “out of it feeling.” I had previously been quite fit, but had started to gain weight. I had the feeling that l was in a hopeless situation and became depressed.
Within 2 weeks of receiving the Botox injections, l can only explain it as life changing, the migraines ceased. I was able to function normally again, doing everyday daily tasks, I also became more active and began to lose weight, and was able to once again enjoy time with my teenage daughters. I was also a lot more bearable to be around.
Approximately six years ago I was diagnosed with a condition called cluster headaches. Roughly three years ago I started using Botox to treat my condition. Previous to this treatment I had not been successful in treating this condition. At the worst I would experience two headaches a day, these were one of the most painful experiences I have had to endure. Within two to three days of having Botox injections, the headaches would cease for a period of six to eight months.
Following surgery, I have been left with chronic neck pain and muscle spasms which inevitably lead to severe migraines. Over the last 10+ years I have sought pain management for this condition, in the form of medications which tended to be opiates and other analgesics which tended to produce somewhat debilitating side effects.
Over the last 3 years I have received Botox injections; these treatments have provided me with a much better pain management outcome than the medications which I used earlier; injections have provided me with relief for between 6 weeks to 3 months each time, and there are no side effects such as drowsiness or dependency arising from the Botox injections.
I have been a chronic migraine sufferer for 19 years. I have tried many different treatments for my migraines over the years with no success. I was visiting the emergency room multiple times a year when my medications would fail.
I had to stop work, my mother and partner had to help as I was constantly having to go to bed in horrendous pain. In 2012 I was referred to Dr Saul Geffen who suggested I try Botox for migraines. I can honestly say that the use of Botox gave me my life back. The Botox started to work within a few days.