If you suffer from chronic migraines, there’s a good chance you have tried a variety of medications to ease your pain — from prescriptions and home remedies to word-of-mouth and suggestions from friends and family. If you haven’t found long term relief, or you’re looking for a new migraine solution, you might want to consider Botox therapy.
Throbbing head pain, sensitivity to light, sounds and smells, and blurred vision are all symptoms of a migraine. If you’re a migraine sufferer, you know the pain can be debilitating and often, relentless despite medications, and it can last for hours to several days.
Undoubtedly, you are familiar with current remedies and medications if you experience chronic migraines; but have you heard about treatments involving Botox?
Kris Gaw, a patient at Renown Institute for Neurosciences has suffered from chronic migraine since her teenage years.
Throughout the years, she has tried a variety of medications to treat her migraines including over the counter, homeopathic and other more intense prescribed medications. And then she was recommended something new: Botox therapy.
Botox — commonly used to smooth out wrinkles on the face — was approved by the Federal Drug Administration as a preventive treatment for chronic migraines in adults in 2010.
Candidates for Botox treatments are assessed on an individual basis between patient and doctor, but you may be eligible if you:
- Experience migraines 15 or more days a month.
- Have a history with chronic migraines
- Difficulty with other preventive medications or are interested in an alternative to daily medications.