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Is botox working for migraines?

Is botox working for migraines?

Yes: Yes, Botox is an fda approved medication for treatment of migraine headaches. Like every medication, some people may not respond to Botox treatments and may need another form of treatment. In addition, Botox works to prevent headaches but has little effect on an acute onset. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


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Has anyone had successful botox for migraine headaches?

Many: Botox has a long track record of improving frequent migraines in many patients. At first, was anecdotal but has become common use. Effects against migraines does not last as long as the muscle block, so migrainers must return for supplement at first recurrence. Typically lasts 2-3 months, many times eliminating migraine symptom or treatment requirements with other meds. ...Read more

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Has anyone had total cure with botox for migraine headaches?

Has anyone had total cure with botox for migraine headaches?

Botox for headache: It is unlikely that a single treatment of Botox will cure migraines as it will wear off in several months and the headaches will probably recur then. However, many patients have had significant if not near total relief of their migraines after Botox treatments. Only you and your doctor can decide if this is a good choice for you. ...Read more

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What pain meds can b used to treat chronic migraine that dont cause rebound? Did Botox already still in pain.

What pain meds can b used to treat chronic migraine that dont cause rebound? Did Botox already still in pain.

Nerve blocks: It depends if you got some relief. I would ask your neurologist or medical headache doctor about nerve blocks. A response to either botox or nerve blocks would mean that you are a candidate for surgical headache treatment. Talk to your neurologist about these options, and seek out an experienced surgeon to talk about the procedures with you. ...Read more

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How long do u have to wait till botox works have 38 niddles every 12 weeks as had migraine for 5 years now had botox for nearly 2 years ?

How long do u have to wait till botox  works have 38 niddles every 12 weeks as had migraine for 5 years  now had botox for nearly 2 years ?

BOTOX Effect: If BOTOX will work on headaches, you should have pain relief after 14 to 21 days post injections. Talk with your physician about your headache treatment. ...Read more

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I took botox for migraine 2 times in 6 months but the second dose i lost half of my hair all of sudden Is it because the botox should i stop it ?

I took botox for migraine 2 times in 6 months but the second dose i lost half of my hair all of sudden 
Is it because the botox should i stop it ?

No: uncertain why you're having hair loss. It would not be related to the Botox. I would've had your physician have you see a dermatologist who might be able to clarify the reason for the hair loss. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat status migraine when the ER migraine cocktail doesn't work? Had Botox wed. Migraine began Thursday.

What's the best way to treat status migraine when the ER migraine cocktail doesn't work? Had Botox wed. Migraine began Thursday.

Not rocket science: Have no problem with BOTOX, but effect may take several days to weeks, and is a good approach in many. Severe repetitive migraines may be aborted by several days of steroids, even intravenous Solumedrol (methylprednisolone). A long-term solution should focus on prevention, and I prefer to use OTC approaches such as riboflavin, butterbur, Co-Q10, and maybe magnesium. Suggest you stay out of the ER, see neurologist. ...Read more

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I've had Botox in my head for migraine and my hair has started to fall out. It wore off and it stopped. I've had Botox topped up and hairs falling out?

Recommend: Although this is unusual, your BOTOX may be affecting your adversely, but since there are other brands available, such as MYOBLOC, have your doctor try a different prep. ...Read more

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Please i need dermatologist I took botox for migraine 3 times in 6 months after last dose I lost half of my hair all of sudden Should i stop taking it?

Please i need dermatologist
I took botox for migraine 3 times in 6 months
after last dose I lost half of my hair all of sudden
Should i stop taking it?

Ans: Yes stop. Try mor conventional treatments for migraines. The hair loss could be from stress but as you describe it sounds like a direct result of the treatments. Stop the treatments abscess if hair returns ...Read more

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Will basilar artery migraine respond to botox?

Will basilar artery migraine respond to botox?

Migraines: Generally speaking only chronic migraines have been shown to respond to Botox injections. ...Read more

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It's possible that 2 months after Botox for migraine was injected ... can cause shortness of breath?

Unlikely: If you were to develop shortness of breath due to Botox it would happen most likely about 1 week after the injection. Peak of activity and adverse events is between 4-6 wks, so 2 months post injection it's therapeutic as well as potential adverse effects are close to wearing off and some patients even require q2 month re-injections. ...Read more

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Dtr with migraine since jan. Tried several meds. Started verapimil last night and botox today. Would like to hear more about supplements & prevent.

Dtr with migraine since jan.  Tried several meds. Started verapimil last night and botox today.  Would like to hear more about supplements & prevent.

Consider this: Many remedies for migraine exist, due to fact that folks are variable in response. Botox may work fine, (60-70% chance of success), but am not impressed by any calcium channel blockers in migraine. There are excellent otc choices with high success rates, and include riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, feverfew, and magnesium. Favorite is petadolex. All of these require correct dosing, work with doc. ...Read more

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Can botox injections help people suffering from chronic migraines? Hello. I'm a female in my mid-twenties and have suffered from migraine headaches for as long as i can remember. I've been to several neurologist and undergone several test to determine the

Can botox injections help people suffering from chronic migraines? Hello. I'm a female in my mid-twenties and have suffered from migraine headaches for as long as i can remember. I've been to several neurologist and undergone several test to determine the

Yes, if you qualify: Botox has been fda approved for chronic migraine, and I have seen it work very well for a number of patients. That being said, the criteria for getting the treatment are quite stringent- i would follow up with a neurologist who offers the treatment to see if you meet those criteria and, if not, what other options are available to you. ...Read more

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I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree.

I have already: answered you question in a previous post. Why are you resubmitting it again. I think it is time to see your neurologist and please do not shop for a diagnosis online, when your question has been answered. ...Read more

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I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree

I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree

Question?: I am not sure of your question; however BOTH Botox and prednisone are useful therapies. I would ask your treating physician about the use of either beta blockers or calcium channel blockers as prophylactic medication to prevent migraines from occurring altogether. ...Read more

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Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. to drugs and partial resp. to Botox. He says that non resp. to prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True ?

Migraine treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. to drugs and partial resp. to Botox. He says that non resp. to prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True ?

Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. to drugs and partial resp. to Botox. He says that non resp. to prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True ?

Not true exactly: Prednisolone is not a common migraine treatment protocol. Often times there's also a underlying dietary, or food allergy source to migraine that can be exacerbating or causing continuous, chronic issues, along with stress. So it would be good to have a food allergy panel done with complement testing to rule out this possibility. Then look at other possible triggers. You don't want to be on chronic steroid treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more