Botox helps a portion of people with headache, but news stories don’t generally address how and why it works and how effective it really is. Some sources to help you figure out if Botox might be a good option for you include:
My story isn’t too encouraging, but it’s at least one perspective to consider. I’ve had three different rounds of injections. The first was done using the same injection sites as a plastic surgeon uses for wrinkles; it didn’t help at all.
The other two rounds were using the International Headache Society‘s protocol for injection sites. I thought the first set of these injections might have helped, but minimally. The second time wasn’t effective at all. I called it quits after that.
Getting the injections wasn’t painful for me, although a lot of people do have pain. The day following the injections, though, I had some of the worst headaches of my life.
Have any of you tried Botox to treat your headaches? What were your experiences with it?