BOTOX for Migraine Headaches

BOTOX for Migraine Headaches: Is it Effective?

Migraine headache is a disabling medical condition that affects 11 out of 100 people in the United States. Majority of these patients are women (3 out of 4 people with migraine headaches.) With the serendipitous discovery of BOTOX reducing the frequency of migraine headaches in women who underwent BOTOX treatment for their forehead wrinkles, the idea of using BOTOX to treat migraine headaches seem promising. Does BOTOX really treat migraine headaches?

Migraine Headache Symptoms

  • Throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head

  • Stiff neck

  • Visual hallucinations such as zigzag lines and flashing lights

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Irritability

  • Mood swings

  • An episode of migraine can last from 3 to 72 hours