What are the side effects of Botox for migraines?
Common side effects of Botox for migraine include:
- redness, soreness, or swelling at the injection site.
- dry mouth.
- neck stiffness.
Can Botox for migraines make them worse? For some people, botulinum toxin injections (Botox®) will help relieve a good portion of their headache symptoms, headache severity, and headache frequency. For some people, botulinum toxin injections will make their headache symptoms, headache severity, and headache frequency worse.
Is there a downside to Botox? Nausea. Redness. Temporary facial weakness or drooping. In rare instances, the botulinum toxin may spread beyond the treatment area, causing botulism-like signs and symptoms such as breathing problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness and slurred speech.
What is the success rate of Botox for migraines? Approximately 65% of people see improvement in their migraine symptoms following Botox headache treatment. In fact our patients have had such success with Botox treatment that the percentage realistically is closer to 95%!