Botox for Head Implosion, not Explosion?

February 17th, 2010

A new study of 18 Migraine sufferers reported in the Archives of Dermatology Monday indicates that Botox may be helpful for those who describe their pain as “crushing” or “eye-popping.” That’s an interesting new distinction. So, not so good for those of us, like me, who walk around saying “My head explode!”

It’s hard to say how significant a study of 18 patients is, and previous reports on Botox for Migraines have been mixed at best. This study reports an average reduction from 7 Migraines per month to 1 Migraine per month, among those who responded to the Botox. You can read a bit more about the study here: Does Botox Stop Some Migraines? in the Minneapolis – St. Paul Star Tribune. What really interests me, though, is the fact that the description of the pain itself is indicative of whether the Botox will help or not. Pain is so subjective, and so difficult to measure, it’s fascinating that there could be a correlation between how we experience the pain and the mechanics of our Migraines.

I’m imagining a time when you can describe your pain, and get a specific treatment for it. Head imploding? Try this. Head exploding? Try that. What about that one where little people with grapefruit spoons are trying to scrape your brain off the inside of your skull? I hate that one.

- Megan

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  • Andie

    Botox worked well to reduce my migraines for about 8 years…then it stopped working.

  • admin

    Andie thanks for stopping by! It’s one of the very frustrating things about this disease, that something can work for a while and then stop. It makes me so suspicious of anyone who claims to have a “cure!”

    - Megan

  • Dr. debbie martin

    Good to hear that botox injections are helpful for migraine patients.Although these injections have side effects too but still a good treatment for migraine patients having too much pain.for more details about botox injections and their pros and cons click on

    What are the side effect to Botox injection?

  • debbie

    Amazing that botox injections are also helpful for migraine patients . for online videos about how to inject these injections click on

    Botox injection training video

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