Could Botox Injections for Migraines Cause Seizures?

6 weeks after Botox injections for migraines I began to have small seizures. I also had a cluster of them in my sleep twice. I am so scared this will cause brain damage. It is now 4 months later and still happening. This along with many other terrible symptoms that continue to come and go. Will these seizures leave as well? I never had them before Botox!

Doctor Answers 3


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New onset or recurrent seizures have been reported with Botox administration. Most cases were in those pre-disposed. It is possible that Botox unmasked seizure activity that might have been involved in your migraines.

I think it would be important for you to consult with a neurologist for an evaluation. 

Virginia Beach Dermatologist

Migraines and seizures

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Please see a neurologist right away for appropriate exams and tests / scans to ensure that your migraines are not caused by a cause of the seizures. The botox is unlikely as a cause of the seizures.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Seizures are not reported as a BOTOX reaction.

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If you are not being worked up for the seizures, you need to be referred to a neurologist so the basis of the seizure disorder is appropriately investigated.  

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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