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Hi all…
I‘ve have yet another Dr.
From the same clinic I’ve been frequenting for the past 6 months,
She is rather eccentric woman in her late 60’s.
She has been treating me with laser acupuncture for the past 2 weeks.
It’s painless and takes no time at all.
The last session I had with her, she said, oh and by the way, I’m going to be giving you botox next, I just laughed, and she said no seriously!
She explained to me that Botox is one of the newest therapy’s available for migraine.
She will be starting the Botox in about a month.
I had heard about botox from the a while ago.
It seems to work well in some patients.

I haven’t had a migraine in a week now, which is a rarity for me.
Time will tell, I’ll be waiting for my next menstrual cycle, before I jump up and down about anything, as this is the time my migraines are at their worst.
Normally I’d have a migraine “every other day” so to speak.

I suppose, if the Botox doesn’t work, no one will be the wiser, you won’t be able to tell I’m upset. :shock:

I’ll let you know if it helps to reduce my migraine.
It’s important to remember that both Botox is not a cure.
It dose help stop the muscles involved in triggering Migraine attacks.
So therefore it would be an ongoing treatment.
And no doubt comes with it’s own risks.

We’ve all heard a lot about Botox, botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA). It seems as if it’s being used for something different every day. There are both cosmetic and medical applications for it. In the right hands, Botox is very helpful; in the wrong hands, it can be disastrous. If you’re considering Botox treatments, don’t hesitate to ask how much experience your doctor has with Botox administration.

Research into the most effective ways to use Botox for headache and Migraine treatment continues and is promising. Here, we’ll take a look at research performed by John Claude Krusz, Ph.D., M.D., and William R. Knoderer, D.D.S., M.D., in Dallas. Please note that this research is based on intradermal (into the skin) administration of Botox. What you’re probably used to reading and hearing about is intramuscular (into the muscle) administration of Botox.

It is known that botulinum toxin, type A, (BoNTA) often has marked effects on head pain and other pain. These can outlast effects on motor nerve fibers, and the mechanism may be an effect on nociceptive (caused by or responding to painful stimulus) sensory afferent (Transporting toward a center, When speaking of nerves, a sensory nerve that carries impulses toward the central nervous system) or non-cholinergic fibers. Intradermal administration was chosen to test this hypothesis for multiple types of painful conditions on the basis that nociceptive fibers are most numerous in the skin and that cutaneous (pertaining to the skin) sensory input contribute to these common painful conditions.

A growing body of preliminary data suggests that Botox (BoNTA) may have more widespread effects that pharmacologically go beyond its effects on cholinergic (Releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound) motor nerve fibers. Recent studies have shown that Botox may block or inhibit release of glutamate (salt of glutamic acid that functions as the brain’s main excitatory neurotransmitter) CGRP or Substance P from nociceptive neurons1-3. These data may explain, in part, the well-known effect of Botox to reduce pain longer than its ability to reduce muscular problems/deformities.

Krusz and Knoderer previously reported initial success in treating headaches of cervical (related to the neck) origin with both Botox and BoNTB4-6. The study referred to in this article extends their initial findings with additional data utilizing intradermal Botox in other painful states. The index case was a patient with CPRS, type 1 (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, aka complex regional pain syndrome), in whom relief of burning pain, swelling and painful radiating symptoms became dramatically better with intradermal Botox.

To read further pages 1-2-and 3 … 202-5.html … eID=333850

seems nothing comes without possible problems.

I’ve just recieved a email from a friend, telling me that they’ve tried Botox for cosmetic reasons,
and had some pretty nasty effects from it,
this is what they said.
I’d hate to see anyone having such side effects on top of their mav.

What followed after an injection of 40 units of the stuff was my life being turned upside down for 2 weeks. The first 24 hours was full of panic attacks that never ended. I then felt off my face for 2 weeks and slowly came around again. It also caused me to get really weird lower back pain that I had never experienced before. I loved the smoothing out it did (although short-lived) but I would say to you be very careful. I wouldn’t go through with it again that’s for sure.


Did it increase migraines?

10 year old thread, might not get a response.