Dan Mitchell suffered for migraines for thirty years. "I started getting these little funny visual sensations then the pain came later.
He tried all kinds of medication and remedies but nothing worked. "It's been hard on me especially when I was having so many of them. I was having 3 or 4 of them a week. It was tough."
Then he tried botox. A lot of people are used to seeing and hearing about the cosmetic benefits of this liquid beauty, but now it's being used for the most severe headaches.
Doctors say more than 3 million botox injections are given a year in the U.S. but soon most of those will get them for migraines.
Thomasville plastic surgeon Louis Potyondy says patients are coming in droves getting botox for those painful brain busters. "The goal of botox is to sort of block that trigger point that started the migraines and therefore block the headache all together."
Mitchell says botox has been life changing. "It was dramatic. It was the best and most effective thing that I had done with no downside whatsoever."
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