A grandmother is helping prove Botox is not all about vanity after it helped cure her of chronic migraines that had blighted her life for almost 40 years.

Carol Sole, of Rosemary Lane, Halstead, suffered with dehabilitating migraine attacks for about 38 years and had undergone numerous treatments at the Royal National Hospital for Neurology in London and Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

In September 2012, Mrs Sole, 68, became Mid Essex Hospital Trust’s first patient to be given Botox to tackle severe migraines.

And since her last course of treatment in July last year, she has been almost symptom free.

Mrs Sole said: “It’s unbelievable what it can do for you.

“I feel like I’ve got my life back."

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