My husband has severe migraines (about 20 a month) with vomiting, sensitivity to light, the whole nine yards. He's tried several different preventatives and nothing has worked for him. I've read that Botox may work. Have you heard of this as a treatment? Do you know of any cases where it has worked?
Yes, Botox is quite effective for many patients. We have found it to be a good preventive therapy for quite a few of our patients as have other doctors. As with other treatments, however, there's no way to know if it will be effective for your husband until he tries it.
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Published On: March 05, 2012