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    doxielover10 posted:
    I have had paralyzing migraines for years. I went to see my Doctor today because of my falling, dizziness and excruciating pain during these episodes. I hit my head so hard the other day, I was bleeding all over the place. I have taken a miryard of medications, some did nothing, others worked, but only short term.

    A friend called today and she told me that Medicare will pay for Botox for migraines. I looked it up on Google and it is true. Dr. Farrell, you have been through a lot with me, so I wanted to know what your thoughts are. With bipolar meds, anxiety meds, ADhD meds. Do you have any knowledge that Botox will work ?

    As far as your other question, I have been on Disability for a long time.
    I did it through an Attorney, and I was approved in a few weeks.
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    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    I have seen the literature that is indicating Botox may be helpful for migraines and certain types of throat disorders, but I do not know what the current thinking of those at Medicare is regarding whether or not this is considered an acceptable procedure or an experimental one. I would think that whatever physician you are considering to administer these injections could have a staff member call to find out if Medicare will pay for this type of treatment. It's always best to know beforehand.


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