Q. I have suffered with migraines lasting a minimum of five days at least once every month for most of my life. I am taking propranolol, nortriptyline and topiramate to help prevent these headaches and I take Imitrex injections for the pain. Taking the Imitrex has been particularly dangerous for me because I suffer from high blood pressure and take lisinopril, but there has been no other recourse.
Then this past April I had a couple of Botox (botulinum toxin) injections for the migraines. Since then, I have not suffered with another migraine. This is the first time I have been migraine-free for this long for as long as I can remember.
My question is, how often should Botox injections be repeated to prevent migraines from reoccurring? Continue Reading