Migraines can be really discomfiting — that banging ache threatening to pull your head apart. The horror only gets worse when you suffer consistent migraine headaches. What can you do? Can you use Botox for migraines?
The answer is yes. Botox – fully known as OnabotulinumtoxinA – gained approval in 2010 for administration in adults experiencing chronic migraines.
Yes, you read it right. Botox isn’t for just anyone with a headache. The conditions validating botox administration include the patient having an established history of migraine history.
More specifically, the patient must experience at least 15 headache episodes (some of which could be tension-type headaches) within four weeks. Of this minimum fifteen count, eight must be diagnosed migraines.
This means you shouldn’t use Botox for migraines if you experience fourteen or lesser migraines within a month. Also, people experiencing cluster headaches shouldn’t get botox.
I believe by now, you must be curious about how botox works. I am not that ill-mannered to keep you waiting.