Ive always suffered from migraines/headaches and currently on the waiting list to have botox treatment for this. How ever 13 days ago I had 50 units of botox in my forehead for cosmetic reasons. I was fine until about day 8/9 when I work up with one heck of a migraine. Its still here 4 days later, it hurts to roll my eyes, look up or down. This is not like my usual migraine at all. I am due to have another 25/50 units this evening but unsure if this will make me worse. Any help is appreciated
Headache/Migraine Started 9 Days After Having Botox?
Doctor Answers (3)
Botox and headaches
It's difficult to know whether or not the recent Botox treatment were the actual cause of your migraine. Before re-treating, I would recommend discussing this with the provider and determine whether or not this is the best plan for you.
Botox and Migraine
It would be hard to know whether or not these events are related unless the same thing happened again and again. If you have enough migraines to treat them with Botox then you must have them frequently and this is likely coincidental. However, botox can give you a headache.. My real question is why you are having more now? Did your 50 units( a good amount) not do what you were expecting or is the additional Botox for headaches? If a neurologist is going to inject this in the areas targeted for migraine then I would consider giving that a chance. I would not rush into having more in the forehead as 50 units should have been plenty for that one area. Hope you feel better soon
Migraine after BOTOX
It is normal that after a botox injection in the next following 7 to 10 days is present a mild headache related with the begging action of the toxina. As you usually suffer from migraine this combination can gives you stronger symptons comparing with the normal to you , But at this moment is not recomendable to have the next injection , you must treat your migraine until it is gone and then restablish your next injections, considering that almost allways in the first week symptons of headache are going to be present .