In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Botox, or onabotulinumtoxinA, for the treatment of chronic migraine, a serious medical condition that affects an estimated 3.2 million Americans. Dr. Raina Gupta, neurologist at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, shares five things you should know about Botox treatment of migraine.
Botox anyone? yep..just had 31 shots for mine a few days ago..it helps some but not totally & takes a couple weeks to take effect. I'd rather have 31 or even 200 or more shots in the head than a migraine any day!!!
Many doctors don't know that Botox for chronic migraine is to be injected in 31 specific sites on your upper body. If you had it administered any differently, you may want to try it again and see if it works when done properly. Here is my brief story about going to highly experienced headache doctors for Botox--twice I had it done wrong, and it wasn't until the 3rd try that the doc did it correctly. And I had just thought it didn't work!
Headaches can be annoying. Migraine headaches can bring your entire day to a stop. Luckily, Botox injections can help reduce future headaches for chronic migraine sufferers! View this Frederick family dentist’s infographic for more facts.