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How many Botox shots will I need for my migraines?

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You may need 30 to 40 shots in all, and you'll get an equal number on each side of your head. If you have migraine pain in one particular spot, you may need more shots there.

SOURCES:

Food and Drug Administration.

Khalil M. . September 2014. Journal of Headache and Pain

Gundersen Health System: "Headaches and Migraines."

Aurora S. . January 2014. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica

Migraine Association of Ireland: "Botox for Migraine."

MayoClinic: "Migraine."

Help For Headaches, Ontario, Canada: "Botox Treatment for Migraine."

Reviewed by Stephen D. Silberstein on July 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Food and Drug Administration.

Khalil M. . September 2014. Journal of Headache and Pain

Gundersen Health System: "Headaches and Migraines."

Aurora S. . January 2014. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica

Migraine Association of Ireland: "Botox for Migraine."

MayoClinic: "Migraine."

Help For Headaches, Ontario, Canada: "Botox Treatment for Migraine."

Reviewed by Stephen D. Silberstein on July 17, 2017

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