Botulinum for Migraines

What is it?

Botox is an injectable drug made from a toxic bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. When you eat the toxin produced by this bacterium, it causes a life-threatening form of food poisoning, known as botulism. But when you inject it into your body, it causes different symptoms. It blocks certain chemical signals from your nerves, causing temporary paralysis of your muscles. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of onabotulinumtoxinA as a treatment for chronic migraines. It’s more commonly known as Botox-A or Botox. If other treatment options haven’t worked for you, it may be time to try Botox.

What are the benefits?
Botox treatments can help reduce symptoms of migraine headaches, including nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells. After you receive Botox injections, it may take as long as 10 to 14 days for you to experience relief. In some cases, you may not experience any relief from your symptoms following your first set of injections. Additional treatments may prove more effective.

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