Botox for Migraines

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Botox is FDA-approved for treating migraine headaches. Chronic migraines are those that regularly occur more than 14 days per month. Botox will not cure migraines, but may offer relief from pain.

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Many Years a Migraine Sufferer - Let's See How Botox Works! - Niagara Falls, NY

I finally let my Neurologist talk me into Botox. I'm hopeful! My history: * 41 years old * Suffered with migraines since 2002 * Have tried everything (preventative) under the sun * Relpax is my triptan drug of choice * Most of my migraines are hormonally related (with the exception of some... READ MORE

Never Again!

I have Botox injections all 32 for my migraines and I was ok the day after, the following day my neck hurt it was very weak,my eye lids were drooping. I called the neurologist office they said it's a side effect, another office said no that's not good! So here I am 3 weeks later my neck still... READ MORE

Botox for Tension Headaches/Migraines - Richmond, VA

Aside from the asthetic benefits of Botox, much to my delight it has also relieved me of my tension headaches - all gone. Never have experienced ANY bad side effects from Botox - only 1 syringe used - I think that is 20 units (not certain). Botox takes effect after approximately 2 days (everyone... READ MORE

61 Year Old Former Medical Assistant and Fashion Model. Mother of 3 Grown Children - Framingham, MA

My migraines started at age 13. I have suffered many years of severe headaches and migraines. The headaches were a daily things for me. It became very wearing on me. It was difficult to concentrate or focus on anything. I have seen many doctors for this with no avail. I was put on many... READ MORE

First Time Trying Botox, 22 Yrs Old - Fort Worth, TX

NO MORE HEADACHES! Also, my forehead looks smoother and tighter. I'm only 22 so I didn't really have any wrinkles yet, but I squint/furrow my brow constantly and it was giving me me tension headaches. It also was surely going to give me wrinkles prematurely. My older sister actually suggested... READ MORE

Patient, Knowledgeable, and Respectful - Norwalk, CT

I went to many surgeons in the area. I am only 32 and had some mild creasing between my forehead, and recurring headaches due to frowning (I am near sighted, and squinting/frowning while driving would leave me with terrible tension headaches). The surgeons I visited were pushy about the amount... READ MORE

44, Mom, Going in for BOTOX Today for the First Time - The Woodlands, TX

I have been receiving Limelight Laser treatments for uneven pigment and redness including veins on my nose and chin. The results are great! I still have wrinkles getting worse by the month it seems, so I will be getting a mild first treatment of Botox in my forehead, crows feet, and possibly... READ MORE

Not for Me - Toledo, OH

I tried botox as a last result for chronic migraines. The day after the botox treatment I had a migraine for 2 days all day long, along with a stiff neck. The stiff neck continued for three days with no relief except for taking a muscle relaxant at night but then I would wake up still with a... READ MORE

Giving Botox a Try - Roseville, CA

I start Botox injections tomorrow morning. I am 49 years old, and have had migraines since I was 20 years old. I feel as if I've tried everything possible to alleviate these monsters. I get them 3 - 4 days per week. It is rare that a migraine lasts for just a few hours or even half a day. ... READ MORE

Mrs. Fern Goodale - York, Maine

I had a great experience, lots of shots, wasn't very painful, but I disliked the sound of the needles puncturing the skin, but otherwise it went very quickly and I was fine after and went about my day normally. I am so happy, I am doing great, i've had a few Migraines but they were not as bad... READ MORE

Botox for Chronic Migraines

I've suffered with chronic migraines for the past 35 years, and I've taken all of the following medicines: Divalproex ER 250MG, Oxycodone 5MG, Abilify, Topamax, Cafergot, Prozac, Depakote, Atenolol, Sumatriptan, Migranal Spray, and so many others that I can't even remember the names of them... READ MORE

Botox for Migraines Didn't Help Hurt Me - Mount Kisco, NY

This was the second time I received the botox TX for migraines. The first time was in 2009 when it wasn't approved yet. It was a better experience and seemed to help somewhat. I got a few less migraines and the majority of the botox was in my face and traps along my back. I decided to try... READ MORE

Absolutely NOT Worth It - 100 units of Botox for treatment of chronic migraines

I was given approx 100 units of Botox for treatment of chronic migraines. I was not warned in advance about any potential long term side effects. Within 24 hours I had the worst headache of my life. I thought I was literally going to die. The headache decreased a small amount daily but in crept... READ MORE

29 Years Old, Life-time Migraine Sufferer Finally Found Relief!

I've suffered from migraines since i was 5 or 6 years old. i've had every test done and it's come down to a vein in my head that sometimes has a weakened wall? migraines being hereditary plus deviated septum. i had surgery a year ago for the deviated septum and began to see improvements on the... READ MORE

Much Needed

I believe it actually gives me back my life! I receive them every 3 months, with a hiccup every now and then when I was going through a divorce and was getting thrown around from one insurance to another insurance. Insurance companies make sure you have exhausted ever other avenue first. The... READ MORE

Mom and Much Needed Treatment

Great experience dr was nice im afraid of needles but he was pretty gentle he told me what i needed and i was happy with the results i will return for more treatments the pricing is good and the staff is nice . The office is clean and it was fast service as soon as i got there i was called back... READ MORE

Easy As Pie!

So happy I did this!! Three reviews here scared me so bad I almost backed out! I have suffered for 23 years from migraines and the last 10 I have 18 to 22 a month. The shot pain was minimal. I brought an ice pack to put on them on the way home and used it on and of the first day. Felt a little... READ MORE

Thank You Dr. Rivkin and Westside Aesthetics for Helping Me! - Brentwood, CA

Dr. Rivkin is a great doctor. He saved my life. I have been dealing with stress and anxiety since graduate school and because of that I started grinding my teeth at night. I went to the dentist and he gave me a mouth guard to wear at night. Of course that didn't help and everything got worse. I... READ MORE

I Used to Get Really Bad Headaches! - Laguna Beach, CA

I love Dr. Mowlavi! My mom has been a patient of his for a really long time. I met him when I was helping her during after her surgery. My mom has had a lot of surgeries (disc replacements, knee replacements etc etc) and Dr. Mowlavi is by far her best doctor!!! He really cares about her and has... READ MORE

Horrible and Permanent Neck and Shoulder Pain ! - Honolulu, HI

The Botox not only was highly ineffective for me, but also left me with horrible neck and shoulder pain. My first Botox was over a year ago, a week after that I woke up with a frozen neck and shoulders pain. I was waiting for the 3 months mark for a relief, but it never came. It seems that the... READ MORE

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