New Delhi: Severe headaches for days, nausea and vomiting - migraine patients go through hell. In fact it has been ranked as the 19th most disabling disease by WHO. But anti-ageing drug botox can bring some relief to chronic patients, say experts, though there is not much awareness about this cure yet.Jamuna Pai, a Mumbai-based cosmetologist, told IANS that botox "blocks the pain pathways and beautifully treats migraine. We people who have not gone through migraine don`t know what it can do".What are the symptoms? The typical migraine headache affects only one half of the head. It is pulsating in nature and lasts from two to 72 hours.Pai said: "Those who get migraine attacks vomit, can`t get out of bed for three-four days, going to work is out of question. People tie a cloth tightly around their heads to control the pain."A few prick jabs are like god`s gift for the chronic migraine patients. For an experienced person, it takes about two minutes to inject it and in 10-14 days you will see the result. The effect lasts six months and the person will not get pain attacks."According to a study, WHO has ranked migraine as the 19th most disabling disease. Women are believed to be three times more likely than men to suffer from migraines. It is a chronic neurological disorder characterised by moderate to severe headaches, and nausea.
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