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Botox for Chronic Migraine Sufferers

Botox for Chronic Migraine Sufferers

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I am campagning for Botox to be more widely available for Chronic Migraine Sufferers. It is approved by NICE for the treatment of them. However, very few people are trained to do it on the NHS and you first have to get a referral from your PCT which can take 18 weeks, you add that to NHS delays and you're looking at a very long time before you get treatment.

The treatment should not have to be commissioned in this way. The National Migraine Centre in London is happy to provide the treatment to patients fitting the strict critera but you still have to wait around 18 weeks if not longer to get the PCT to commission this charity to do it. This is ridiculous for those who have tried everything else and need the treatment for this debilitating disorder. It should not be so difficult to get this illness treated when a specialist says that you need it.

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