Posted by ScotL (220.127.116.11) on May 02, 2001 at 17:14:24:
About five months ago, injections of Botox appeared to end a very sever CH episode for me. Although chronic, the CH still have controllable (by verapamil and other meds) times and times when they cannot be controlled. The Botox injections seemed to immediately end such an episode to the point that verapamil alone kept them away. The CH have become uncontrolable again and I had more shots, but this time with "Myoblock" which is an alternative form of Botox. I have had some CH in the couple days following the shots, but it may be that the shots take some time to work or the dose needs to be "played with". I will let you know. I wish all of you well. By the way, the appealling thing to me about Botox is that it is locally acting, as opposed to a vasoconstrictor that works on the coronary arteries as well as the offending blood vessels.
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