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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the duration of prophylactic treatment of migraines?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Duration of action: Often prophy treatment for migraines lasts 24 hours. For botox injections, it can last 3 months. The duration depends on what is being used, and how long it has been used for.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Which is the duration of prophylactic treatment of migrain (repeat with more info)?

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Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
6 months: If prophylactic therapy for migraine, such as drugs or Botox are very effective and you get very few headaches try stopping the treatment after 6 months. However, if you still get a few migraines each month, it is not likely you will be able to stop the prophylactic treatment. Instead or in addition to drugs try regular exercise, biofeedback, magnesium, coq10, riboflavin, feverfew, omega-3, botox.

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