Migraines worse after brain surgery. Botox?

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    What are your views on using BOTOX to treat migraines?


    I and a 50 year old woman and I've been suffering from terribly bad migraines for more than 30 years. I have tried just about every treatment/medicine, but have not had any relief. My neurologist specializes in migraines and is at his wit's end trying to treat. He has suggest BOTOX as the last resort.


    I had brain surgery almost 2 years ago to remove a tumor. Since the surgery, the headaches have been even worse... I didn't think it was possible!


    So, what do you think about Botox as treatment? Thank you for taking the time to respond, Arlene.

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    Dear Arlene;


    Botox has a good success rate for some people. Take a look at Intradermal Botox for Migraine, Headache, Pain Disorders. As with any treatment, however, how well it might work for you can only be determined by trying it. That is, unfortunately, a part of treating Migraine and headache. It's certainly worth a try.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: June 27, 2010