Among the perennial health complaints of Kris Aquino are her migraine attacks.
Her most recent bout happened in May.
Thought she was not feeling okay, she went to an "important business meeting," and forced herself to attend a "scheduled taping."
The result was "three days of excruciating migraine—the worst I’ve ever had."
In an Instagram post, she wrote, "Literally I couldn’t get out of bed, I had ice packs round the clock and nothing eased the pain."
Two months later, she was happy to say during her recent interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), just before her photo shoot for iflix, that she found a treatment, which is done every quarter of the year.
She began, “Thank you, Lord, nawala yung migraine ko. But I went to a neurologist here."
The catch: To make sure she doesn't experience days of throbbing headaches, she has to endure 34 injections.
Kris continued, "I went through 34 shots of botox sa skull, sa temple, sa neck, sa lahat.
"Ang sakit, 34 times in-inject!
"Nagma-migraine ako talaga kasi hormonal.
“And that’s every three months, ha.
"Masakit siya kasi ang daming shots. Imagine mo, 34 times ka in-inject."
Famous for shooting out wrinkles on the face, Botox works by paralyzing the muscles.
In the 90s, people accidentally discovered getting less headaches each time they got shots of Botox.
In 2010, United Sates' Food and Drug Administration officially made it a treatment option for chronic migraines.
How does it make the headache that can last up to 15 days go away?
Here's the explanation of the website Migraine.ie: "Botox blocks the release of neuro-transmitters that are linked to causing pain.
"Neuro-transmitters are chemicals that carry nerve impulses.
"To prevent headache, Botox blocks these signals from reaching the central nervous system and causing the nerves to become highly sensitive.
"Botox is given by injection; divided across seven specific head/neck muscle areas.
"The number of injection sites start at 31, up to a maximum of 39."
Back to Kris, she is set to have her next treatment "next month."
She added, "Tapos, may maintenance medicine for that."