Should You Get BOTOX® For Your Migraines?

Should You Get BOTOX® For Your Migraines?

migrainesIf you’ve had migraines, you know just how disruptive they can be. From canceling dinner dates to leaving work meetings early, even sometimes needing to cancel plans not just when the migraine is happening, but also the next few days as you and your body recover from the episode, migraines affect the appointments you want to keep and the life you want to live. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already tried other migraine medications to differing results. If you’re looking to explore more comprehensive, longer lasting help, keep reading to learn if BOTOX may be right in treating your migraines.

Does BOTOX Work For Migraines?

It certainly can! First approved for migraine use over a decade ago, BOTOX has shown statistical significance in improving the total number of days patients suffered from migraines and other types of headaches. They even had more totally pain-free days each month with fewer disruptions in their lives from work to personal engagements. Studies also suggest that repeated rounds of treatments improves the efficacy of BOTOX for migraines with 70% of people reporting their migraine days were cut in half after just five rounds of treatments, compared to 50% of people after two treatments. Though more than one round of treatment may be recommended, you can see results in as little as two to three weeks after the initial injection with results lasting anywhere from 12 to 16 weeks on average. Depending on how well they are working for you, you and your doctor can discuss having consistent appointments scheduled every few months.

Should I Get BOTOX For My Migraines? 

If you get chronic migraines, meaning you have a long history of migraines and you have headaches on most days of the month, as in fifteen days or more, that last four hours or longer, then you are the ideal candidate for BOTOX for migraines. However, even if that does not sound like you, it is impossible to determine your candidacy without speaking to a doctor and discussing your needs and your situation. If you’re considering getting BOTOX for migraines, or want to determine if you should, call the Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery. Our professional and caring team is ready to give you the support and expertise you need. Call us at 314-567-3567!

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