6 responses

  1. Erin
    22 September 2008

    I had botox injections in my trigger points as part of a headache study. I got two series of injections all over my back, neck, shoulders and even in the back of my head. The incidence and severity of my migraines (normally 2-4 per week) decreased significantly. The study would only allow me two series, and my insurance wouldn’t pay for it. I ponied up the $2500 for a third series, which helped, but I’m not rich so I’m looking for other alternatives, as there’s no way I can afford it. It definitely worked for me, though!!

  2. Linda
    23 September 2008


    I had botox injections on and around my fore head as well as a few in the back. Even though the correct dose was given, the treatment left me with droopy eyelids for over 6 months! I may have recieved some relief, but it definitely wasn’t worth it. My left eye is still not completely back to normal

  3. James
    23 September 2008

    Thanks for sharing, Erin and Linda.

    Linda, certainly every drug has some side effects, the question is – is it worth it for you. There’s one more thing about Botox too… I think this treatment really is still in its infancy. We still have a limited understanding of what works best for patients with headache or migraine. Where should the injections be? How often? These are questions that more research needs to answer. As the treatment gets more precise, I hope we’ll see less problems.

    Erin – yes, the expense is a constant problem with Botox. If it does prove to be effective for headache, I hope more insurance companies will see value in covering it.

  4. Dalin Govea
    22 January 2012

    I had my first series of botox shot for chronic migraines and will get the second series Feb. 11. I also experienced droopy eyelids its been four months will this be permanent?


  5. Ginger D.
    22 January 2012

    I receive Botox for migraines and the injections have helped me tremendously. Without them, I was in bed the majority of the month. With the injections I am able to function again. I have headaches a feew days a month perhaps but that’s it – Botox helps and I am so thankful! I’ve recommended it to many others. Botox WORKS.

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