Injections for Migraine
Patients with migraine often describe a long history of varied symptoms, which can impact on their normal well being. Migraine sufferers describe debilitating pain which can negatively impact on their quality of life and work.
Often there is a family history of headache and some patients find their symptoms are triggered by stress, dehydration, red wine, cheese, chocolate or citrus fruits. In others, hormonal changes can act as a trigger.
Women are more likely to be affected than men.
- Characteristic and prolonged headaches
- Sense of dislocation from the surrounding world
- Nausea / Vomiting
- Dislike of bright lights (photophobia) or noise
- Changes in vision
- Flashing lights
- Tingling and numbness in limbs
- Occasionally, changes in speech and stroke like symptoms
The diagnosis is often made after other sinister causes for such symptoms have been investigated and excluded.
At Olelo, we recommend arriving at a formal diagnosis of migraine. We work closely with Consultant Neurologists and GPs. Once a formal diagnosis has been made, we would recommend a variety of medical treatments as recommend by your GP or Neurologist.
In instances where such ‘classical’ therapy has failed, one would consider Botulinum toxin injection treatment. ( The same treatments used for as an anti-wrinkle treatment).
Treatment is usually given in cycles of twelve weeks with application at various sites over the face, head and neck.
Evidence suggests that such treatments, over the course of 1 year, can reduce the number of migraines by half.
Prices for Migraine Treatment
Initial Doctor Consultation £200
Injection for migraine £350 per treatment session
Recommended 3 sessions 12 weekly