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I suffer from migraines. ,can one of these give bot ox ?

I suffer from migraines and asked my doctor about getting botox for them,he replied hes never heard of it before,so has said he will send me to a Neurologist ,can one of these give bot ox ?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Oct 2010
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi, I am Dr Sonia S V. I am an ENT Surgeon & Head & Neck Specialist.Botox has been approved by the FDA [drug control and recommendation authority] for the treatment of chronic migraine in persons who have attacks more than 15 days a month. Botox injections in such cases are given at key locations and help decrease the severity and frequency of migraine attacks. Since botox is a protein derivative its action wears off over time and repeat treatment may be needed after 3- 4 months.

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Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal
Consultant ENT Head & Neck Surgery,Bangalore
Answered: Tue, 4 Jan 2011
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Neurologist Dr. Shiva Kumar R's  Response
Thanks for the query. Botox has been approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic headache's like migraine, occipital neuralgia and so on. we have at least 10 patients who are doing excellent on Botox. Advantages are
1. One prick effect lasts for 4-6 months
2. No need for multiple pain medications and other medicines for migraine
Only problem with the Botox is the cost. However it is very beneficial. You can try for yourself. Bye

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Dr Shiva Kumar R
Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist,Bangalore
Answered: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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