Does anyone get Botox for migraines?
does it work for Barometric Pressure trigger migraine?
Does insurance cover?
Changing weather triggers my migraines.
I've been getting them for years and it works for me
I get Botox injections. I doesn't take the migraines away completely but does lessen the number of sttacks I get and the severity. My insurance does cover it but my co-pay is 500 because I get a large amount injected in my neck and shoulders. Insurance covers for every 90 days. I do know that after 60 days my migraines start coming back more frequently and pain more intense. I missed two series of my injections because of funds but figured since my go pay for ER is 300. I still have out of pocket money for pain and the hospital is not giving narcotics anymore. It takes around two weeks for the Botox to kick in. As far as barometric pressure. I'm laying in bed right now because of the weather. Turned really humid and overcast and just got my injection s week and a half ago. Barometric pressure are my number one trigger and hard to get under control.
Hope my response helps some.
Update - Over a year later. Still getting Botox every 3 months and added last year Aimovig 70mg once a month. I'm down to maybe 1 knock-out, drag-out migraine a quarter that kills me, the rest are annoyance headaches with a few I have to lay down. Rear their heads primarily with major weather changes, end of the month (Aimovig on the 1st) and at the end of a quarter (Botox wearing off & Aimovig at month-end). I judge the severity by what it takes to knock out it out. In the past 3 months, just one severe enough to use my triptan, the rest are my cocktail of timolol eye drops, dexamethasone, some Advil & depending on the situation a little propranolol. If I catch it early enough, the eye drops do the trick.
Insurance update - UnitedHeathcare has come around, as of this past October they started covering Aimovig AND Botox. Plus, I have a suspicion that the person in charge of healthcare at my husband's company (I'm on his insurance) has migraines because Botox is covered 100% even without hitting the deductible.
Moral of the story - keep at it and go aggressive as possible on treatment and remember the key is "15 or more a month". ;) I'm at a way better place than I was even a year ago. Thanks for letting me share.
Having had my fourth botox treatment, I would say it helps with the barometric pressure change headaches. They are still there, but they go up and down in severity throughout the day(s) rather than maintaining a high severity the entire time.