Botox for chronic migraine
Are you having 15 or more headache days a month? Is each headache lasting 4 hours or more? You may have chronic migraine.
A migraine is a type of headache that may begin as a dull ache and then turn into a constant, throbbing pain felt on one side of the head. When you have a migraine you may be sensitive to light and sound and may experience nausea and/or vomiting. A migraine headache can last between 4 to 72 hours and may get worse with routine physical activity, such as walking or climbing stairs.
Chronic migraine is a condition in which people experience 15 or more headache days a month, with each headache lasting 4 hours or more. If you have chronic migraine, at least half of your month is filled with headache days.
Chronic migraine medications are either acute or preventative. Your chronic migraine treatment plan may include both acute and preventative treatments. Botox (OnabotulinumtoxinA) is a preventative treatment for people with chronic migraine.
The FDA-recommended dose for each BOTOX treatment session is 155 Units. The needles used are small and feel like tiny pinpricks; you may experience mild discomfort. It may take several weeks to see a response.
OnabotulinumtoxinA is a preventative treatment given every 3 months.