Is Botox for migraine effective? Botulinum toxin treatments have been proved effective in clinical trials, and are one way to treat chronic migraines. Other medications, and lifestyle changes, might be recommended. If your doctor determines that you have chronic migraines, you might be a candidate for this treatment.
Can Botox for migraines make them worse? For some people, botulinum toxin injections (Botox®) will help relieve a good portion of their headache symptoms, headache severity, and headache frequency. For some people, botulinum toxin injections will make their headache symptoms, headache severity, and headache frequency worse.
How will I feel after Botox for migraines? The areas injected might feel bruised or tender for a few days and you may also notice your migraine symptoms are temporarily more severe or you may have a migraine attack in the days following the treatment. You can use your usual acute treatment (e.g. painkillers, triptans) as needed during this period.
How long does migraine Botox last? After several months, the nerves sprout new pain fibers, and the headaches tend to return. The Botox effect usually lasts about two-and-a-half months. Because injections are repeated no sooner than every three months, some people need other headache treatment for the last two weeks of a Botox cycle.