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Use of botox as treatment for severe migraines?

By May 12, 2009 - 10:07am
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I have had severe migraines for probably 10 years now. They began when I started into perimenopause, so my doctors and I believe that they are partly hormonal in nature.

I have tried many different medicines, as well as acupuncture, for relief. Things seem to work for a while and then gradually not work anymore.

My doctor says that Botox is being used to treat migraines now; that the injections paralyze the muscles where the blood vessels dilate and thereby have some success in halting the migraine action.

Has anyone had experience with this?

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May 26, 2009 - 7:47am
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May 23, 2009 - 3:09pm

Hi Anne,

This is a great question! We will do some research into the pros/cons of using Botox injections for the treatment of migraines, and get back to you soon.

May 12, 2009 - 2:28pm
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