I've been trying to learn more about the use of Botox for migraine prevention. It was actually a woman working at my pharmacy that brought it to my attention. She gets injections every 4-6 months and has been getting fewer and fewer migraines. I'd only heard of Botox used for cosmetic procedures so I was pretty surprised to learn about this "off-label" use.
I just saw coverage of a news story about film producer Mike Medavoy's wife Irena, who received Botox injections for her migraines. She sued the manufacturer of Botox, claiming that some terrible medical conditions she experienced after the injections were caused by Botox. The story reminded me that I hadn't done much further research about Botox. You can read about the lawsuit here.
If you're interested in knowing more about Botox for Migraines, the most recent information I came across was from a doctor named Todd Troost, M.D., who is Professor and Chairman of Neurology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has injected more than 635 patients with an 87% improvement rate.
That's pretty impressive and I am definitely going to look into this further. Dr. Troost's website is http://www.imigraine.net/newrx/botox.html
I also found this botox directory of links that may help you find information:
Botox Directory: A one stop resource for all your botox needs.
I would love to hear from any of you who may have experience with Botox or know more about it. You can comment using the link or form below.