Migraine is a common health condition. It affects around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood. A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.
Many people also have symptoms such as feeling sick, being sick and increased sensitivity to light or sound. Some people have migraines frequently, up to several times a week. Other people only have a migraine occasionally.
The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they’re thought to be the result of temporary changes in the chemicals, nerves and blood vessels in the brain.
Some people find migraine attacks are associated with certain triggers, which can include:
- starting their period
- certain foods or drinks
Botox is used as a treatment for chronic migraine in the UK. Botox is approved for treatment of chronic migraine in adults. Chronic migraine is defined as having at least 15 headache days a month, with at least eight of those featuring migraine symptoms.
It’s not clear why Botox is effective in migraine, Botox aims to reduce how often you have migraine attacks and how severe they are
Cost of treatment from £450