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Botox’s Deadly Side Effects for the Treatment of Migraines

Having been just approved for the treatment of migraines, Botox may become popular for those looking for migraine relief.  Before someone decides to use this new treatment of migraine attacks, it is important to understand how Botox works and more importantly what the potential side effects are. 

As reported from PubMed Health1:

Common side effects may include:  (If any of these persist in the use of Botox for the treatment of migraines or are severe, contact your doctor)

  • pain, tenderness, or bruising in the place where you received the injection
  • headache
  • drowsiness
  • muscle tightness
  • dry mouth
  • runny nose or congestion
  • cough
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • pain or tightness in the face
  • dry or irritated eyes
  • teary eyes
  • difficulty closing the eyes
  • sweating from parts of the body other than the underarm

If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately:

  • vision changes
  • eyelid swelling
  • difficulty moving the face
  • seizures
  • irregular heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • pain in the arms, back, neck, or jaw
  • shortness of breath
  • fainting
  • dizziness
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • weakness
  • difficulty moving any part of your body
  • difficulty breathing

Before trying Botox in the treatment of migraines it is important to consult with your doctor about the potentially harmful side effects you may experience. 



1PubMed Health

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