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Insomnia

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Hello. I’m now 11 months out from my terrible botox experience. I’m looking for people with similar experiences as me who would be willing to let me give their information (or their situation, date of injection, diagnosis etc to start) when contacting attorneys.  Following detrimental botox injections I was hospitalized with botulism as well as autonomic dysfunction and respiratory failure on exertion as well as abnormal heart rhythms. After 3 months of home oxygen I was then diagnosed with heart failure. I’m still on medications to help and have an array of other side effects. 11 months out I’m positive I have permanent damage and I’d like to pursue this. Please email me privately on here. Thank you.

Insomnia

I would appreciate very much hearing from those of you who bega to experience insomnia shortly after botox injections.  I went from being a very healthy sleeper, to having insomnia, from one day to the next.  It was like a light switch was turned on.  I had injections two months ago and have a few other symptoms.  All have improved a slight bit, but not the insomnia.  The only improvement is that I can sleep 4 hours straight if I take 10 mg. of ambience (I tried with some of my husband’s).

It would be encouraging to hear from some of you who have struggled with insomnia, how you’re doing, what has helped, etc.

Thanks you.

 

3 year update

3 year update

 

Hi it has been 3 years since my injections. As I’ve mentioned before some of my major issues were the vestibular migraines meaning that I got dizzy and had head painI all along the right side of my face and head. I had eustation tube issues, loud humming in the right side of my head , anxiety swollen lymph nodes, neck pain, eye pain, pressure in my head . About a year ago I also had sudden hearing loss in my right ear .

I was put on 2400 mgs of nueronton and 100mgs of  Nortriptylin . Today most  of my symptoms are gone. I no longer have severe head pain, dizziness or blurred vision. After getting a steroid injection directly through the eardrum my hearing came back.  I no longer have anxiety or swollen lymph nodes. I do however still have tinnitus but it’s a lot lower. I still have to take the nortriptylin or my dizziness and migraine symptoms will come back. I also still have eustation issues but I hardly notice it anymore.

I believe my body reacted to the Botox by attacking itself. I notice that Botox is putting out there more and more side effects, I am glad to see that. I am like 90% back to my normal self . Thank god for the medication. I would say I felt better at the 1.5 mark maybe 2 year mark. Please hang in there it does get better with time. You may have some symptoms that don’t go away but the majority for me have cleared up.

First entry–12 days in

Hello everyone–First entry, I’ll try to be concise.  As mentioned on my profile, I developed a focal dystonia in my right hand as the result of 40+ years of playing steel-stringed folk guitar in the manner of John Fahey.  My thumb and first two fingers now spasm constantly, making it difficult to sleep.  The promise of a botox-fueled recovery, and being able to recover some playing ability, has been a siren song for the last few years, after having tried a bunch of medications that either did not work or turned me into a zombie (the combo of a fairly high dose of propranalol and baclofen was particularly awful, as was one of the patches for Parkinson’s, which makes you want to heave all day).  Tried botox twice, relatively small amounts, with some slight success and no SE.  Third time 25 units–15 between thumb and forefinger, and 10 on underside of forearm.  20 minutes or so after leaving my neurologist’s office (she is highly regarded in Albuquerque, where I live) I started to feel very heavy, but no breathing difficulties so I thought it would pass.  I guess the lesson  for anyone who has such a reaction, as so many of us have had, is to IMMEDIATELY return your doctor’s office or go to an ER and explain the situation.  I wish I had.  Later that day an extreme spike in anxiety, back muscles locked up.  I am pretty familiar with anxiety, having done a straight taper off of klonopin over 3 months earlier.  One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do as an adult.  Please, anyone who is taking  benzos–be careful!  Day 5, started to have the other standard–as I now know from reading this site–symptoms.   Some difficulty swallowing, ears burning like crazy, flu-like symptoms, blood pressure through the roof, perpetual anxiety.  Several days later, some difficulty breathing.  Hard not to be anxious when that happens.  It was as if the toxic effects were moving slowly down my body.  Two nights ago, I finally went to an ER, and had a good chat with a doc who actually spent a lot of time with me.  He even called a neurologist at another hospital for a consult, as mine was out of town.  He probably would not look favorably at this blogsite, but he also did not dismiss me, as my voice was still hoarse, and I spoke of the swallowing and breathing issues.  The upshot from the ER visit ($700 later) was–“Your symptoms of weakness, difficulty swallowing and weak voice may well be due to a systemic botox infection, but these are not life-threatening and will wear off over time.  However, return to the ER for worsening weakness, swallowing difficulties or speech problems.”  So at least I was not dismissed out of hand.   But obviously, physicians need to take more seriously the very real risk of botox hitting the entire system, and not just staying at the intended site.  At 12 days in, I can only hope that things will not get too much worse, but they well may.  I’ll check in in another day or two.  The other thing that pisses me off is that I’m probably going to have to cancel a European Xmas market trip in December that I had planned, but if that’s the worst of it I will be fortunate, indeed.  It is likely to be a very unpleasant few months. Godspeed to all of us,  I really do sympathize.  Thanks also to those of you who share their recoveries.

Eye Issues/Nerve Pain – is this Botox related?

Hi everyone, I’m new to this site and am so grateful to find I’m not alone. I’m just wondering if my issues sound Botox related? I’ve had all the testing done (Opthsmologists, neurologist, rheumatologists, CT scan, MRI etc) & no one can figure out what’s going on – most attribute to anxiety (which I certainly know is not the case!).

ive had joint/nerve pain for past 6 months (buzzing between my elbows to hands/fingers and knees to gets/toes).  But after my last injections (in late March 2015), I’ve had eye problems. It started with pain behind my left eye, then became strained when focusing (eg, reading/using computer) and strain would lead to slight blurriness. Then I contracted conjunctivitis, then my cornea scarred up, healed, but then I had blurry vision, pupil would dilate (and pupil spasm) and double vision.  I’ve also had eye test which shows my vision has changed in just a few months.

I’m absolutely terrified because I can’t work and am in constant pain with eye and body (with occasional moments of relief). I can’t use computer (I’m only using one eye to type this on my phone). I don’t have family or partner to help and my friends just don’t understand. I’ve been referred to neuro – opthamologist, but that could be months off.

I eat paleo, no sugar, no caffine, no alcohol etc…but doesn’t show any improvement with symptoms.

I also have terrible insomnia, and get bouts of extreme anxiety, and severe depression when I wake up.

This site has offered me the only bit of hope I’ve had so far. Do my symptoms sound Botox related? And does anyone have any similar experience or have advice or help? I’m desperate ?

Thankyou

 

First & Last Botox!

Hi all,  I want to share my Botox experience to warn others.

I received Botox for the first time 2 weeks ago. Having injections around my eyes, between brows and above brows for cosmetic purposes.

This is my Botox diary below..

DAY 1

Botox injections at 12 pm
Bruise to one injection site on right hand side of my temple/crows feet lines.
Black dots in front of eyes for a few moments after the Botox

went home and rested.

Hot and cold tremors and awful feelings of anxiety by 6 pm onwards
Clammy hands and feet
Couldn’t eat all day after injections
Anxiety remained and got no sleep. Dry mouth
Nauseous
Pain to right side of temple

DAY 2
Anxiety hell/Deep feeling of dread
Tremors
Nausia
Clammy hands
Foggy brain
Dry mouth
Twitching right eye
Couldn’t eat all day complete lack of appetite
Knotted stomach
Slept well tho

DAY 3

Slight Anxiety but much better
Foggy brain
Twitching left eye – black dots in front of eyes twice
Dry mouth – peeling inside of bottom lip
Was able to eat lunch & dinner with effort
Not feeling like myself & low

Day 4

Anxiety almost gone
Still have dry mouth
Still don’t feel like myself
Didn’t sleep well, woke 3 times during the night with hot sweats, bed soaked became a bit anxious after waking each time

From day 5 till now (day 14) symptons have gone, anxiety has gone but still get twitching in left eye and black dots in front of my eyes when in bright sun light.

I am hoping this was it for me, a short spell of hell, & never to return. I will never have Botox again even tho the results are good those few days of hell knocked me for six I have never experienced anything like it in my life and never wish to again!

 

 

 

 

Teeth related symptoms

I have been having some teeth related issues and want to know if anyone has any recommendations. Over the past 6 or 7 months I have noticed that my teeth have changed. There is more spacing between them and when I brush them they don’t feel the same. Also, there is a transparent look to them. I have been using a special toothpaste for enamel, but I don’t know if it is helping. I have also been taking a mineral supplement. Another support member has been having problems with teeth related sensitivity to eating cold foods and has had a tooth break off.
Thanks so much!
Wishing everyone lots of healing.
Kris

Botox injections 2 months ago, extreme facial pain in cheeks

I had botox injections 2 months ago.  He injected around my eyes, corner of mouth and top of my cheeks.  I also had some juvaderm at the bottom of my cheek and on my clown lines by mouth.  They gave me a ice pack to put on my face when I got home, which I did and I took the vitamin Arnica as they told me too.  That night my cheeks were sore to the touch and I couldn’t sleep on my stomach.  3 days later I started feeling sick.  I had headaches, stuffiness, nausea and flu like symptoms, also my hands became very stiff and I kept dropping things, and terrible hot flashes.  That next day I went to my GP, she examined me, I told her my symptoms, she checked my ears, she said I had a sinus infection, and fluid in my ear.  She gave me the Z pack.  I took that for 5 days.  I felt better for about a week, and then the symptoms came back.  My face hurting, cheeks still sore, nausea, headache, body aches, flu like symptoms.

I went back to the Dermatologist for a follow up and told him that I had a sinus infection and asked if the injections caused it and he said no and was no help to me.

2 weeks later I went back to my GP and she said I still had fluid in ear and she gave me a stronger antibiotic, Levofloxacin.  I took it for 4 days and I thought I was going to die!  I got terribly sick and couldn’t function.  I stopped taking it, and the next day I felt good.  But not for long.  Symptoms reappeared once again.

I am a healthy person and work out 3 days a week.  I’m in good shape and not overweight, and take care of myself.  So I don’t understand what is happening to me.

I decided to go to a ENT doctor.  I explained to him how I felt.  He examined me, and found nothing.  I told him I had botox and he said nothing.  He said I might have an infection deep in my head and I need a cat scan, but he prescribed a steroid for me to take for 10 days to see if that works.  I felt sick on and off with the pill.  I ended the pill 2 days ago and my face still hurts and I still have symptoms.  I have been putting ice packs on my cheeks and it helps a little.  Sometimes as I go through the day I feel better but as the day goes on my face starts to hurt again and I will get a headache and feel downright sick!

At this point I don’t know what to do.  I know its the botox that is making me feel this way.  There is no other explanation.  What can I do to get this poison out of my system?  Can anyone help me?  Thanks for listening.

 

 

Did BOTOX cause my CRPS (RSD)?

Hello.. I received BOTOX for about 4 years between my brows without any problems, as a matter of fact, I loved the results! The BOTOX cured my tension headaches, definitely decreased my migraines, as well as getting rid of the nasty frown line between my brows(that I had developed due to my head aches0). My last injection was on June 17, 2013. I had 33.5 units injected between my brows.  The first problem I noticed was my right eyelid seemed odd, not drooping but it almost looked swollen.  I contacted the injecting DR the next day, he had me go in and said that eye actually looked better, that I should wait at least two weeks for the final result.  A few days later I started noticing bladder issues and problems swallowing.  I called again and was told that those symptoms only happen to people who have much more BOTOX injected, that it wasn’t possible the BOTOX was causing these issues.   A couple of weeks later I noticed a triangular shaped dent in the center of my forehead.  That went away after a few weeks, but then a dent between my brows and one above my left brow appeared, approximately 10 weeks after the last injection. I contacted the DR again, he saw me and said I probably just needed more BOTOX. I declined! I went to about 6 plastic surgeons looking for help, almost all suggested more BOTOX. My eyelid still didn’t look right and the BOTOX wasn’t working well as it had in the past, so I declined.  I started getting strange head aches, I would get a sharp pain in my right eye then a horrid head ache that at times only lasted 30 minutes. I developed anxiety, severe depression, dry eyes and insomnia.  Melatonin would help me fall asleep, but I would only sleep a few hours then up the rest of the night.  The dents have continued to get worse and I HATE looking at myself in the mirror, they are all I see.  Frownies have helped somewhat but its very temporary.  This summer I had some foot pain (I had it for the last two years but it kept increasing)> I finally saw a Podiatrist who said it was a stress fracture&put a boot on me. A few weeks later I woke up in the middle of the night in severe pain, pain I’d NEVER had previously.  Saw the Podiatrist the next day, he said to stay off completely and try crutches. It just kept getting worse, I couldn;t even wear socks, it felt like the sock was crushing my foot. Back to the Dr who explained it had to be neuralgia& I needed to get in PT ASAP. Therapist did her eval, explained I have CRPS.  My nervous system was sending incorrect pain signals. Well, a few weeks later it spread to my other foot, then hands> I saw another Physical Therapist, she confirmed and also told me I have Raynauds (which is an auto immune disease).  I then went to a Neurologist, I didn’t want pain meds, just hoping for a different diagnosis and some help.  There is no cure for CRPS, and at the time I couldn’t even walk, I am a single mother with three daughters and couldn’t even work.  I was scared to death that I was going to be permanently disabled. I have pushed through the pain, and force myself to move every day. If I distract myself and try to do regular activities it seems to help. I stopped going to PT because I could no longer afford my health insurance because I wasn’t working.  I wake up at night with tingling in my hands, they are stiff and painful and seem to get stuck when I use them a lot. I  am posting now because I read a couple other people’s posts stating they have CRPS as well, I didn’t want to sound like a crazy woman but that’s how I’ve felt.  I have always been very healthy and active, the only time I started having problems was when I had that last injection. Every Dr I saw said it couldn’t be the BOTOX, except my PCP.  IF the BOTOX has caused this disabling condition, it should be listed as a possible side effect. It is the MOST painful thing I have experienced, and I have given birth to three babies, without drugs of any kind! The dents are very troubling as well. One DR did state that it was atrophy and I could wait a year or so, but they have only gotten worse.  If anyone has info, be it good or bad, I’d love to hear from you! I want answers.

Charlotte

I have had the same headache for over year I finally got a new neurologist to diagnose it is a converted migraine. He injected me with 31 shot of Botox now I have insomnia Moniz you trouble swallowing have to wait for September to go get another shot has anyone experienced a converted migraine could help me

Feeling faint and very weak after eating

I noticed this new development in the last week or 2 and is quite scary .The weird thing is that the blood pressure and heart come almost perfect …Urghh hard to make sense of any of these symptoms but just wondering if anyone had this happening .

nervous breakdown of both kinds :-(

Hi everyone
I have posted my story previously.
I am 9 weeks in after having 15 shots of botox in my head, neck and shoulders for chronic pain.
As I have antidepressant withdrawl induced CFS and Lyme, I am already very drug sensitive.
Since I had the major reaction to the shots, I have been trying various medications to help. Every drug I have taken has given me a hypersensitive reaction, a ‘stimulating’ one. From Naproxen to gabapentin to nortriptyline. These stimulating reactions although they made my pain hyper would get me through a day and allow me to do things, though my body would ‘drop’ again afterwards.
The anticholinergic effect on my body means my muscles have turned very soft and weak, making my lymphatic system not work properly (puffy eyes and swollen feet), AND My Neck AND Shoulder Muscles Drop SO Much THE nerves around my head and face and neck pull downwards, ringing ears, hisding actually,with such a force my migraines and eyesight are getting worse daily. As I have fibromyalgia, I have severe twitching around all my nerves on my body as my muscles have become so weak.
After skipping around taking gabapentin for a few days I noticed I was getting dry skin and spots mire and my face is so dry I was burning in the sun.
I then tried to go back on nortriptyline a drug I have taken last year. Both nights I took it my migraine became so sharp, then the ‘drop’ the next day. On the second day of 10 mg, my skin was dry, paper thin and had a red rash the looked like someone had thrown acid in my face! I used to get very dry skin from Colestyramine or charcoal because it would absorb fluids from my gut, make my pain worse and again, throw my nervous system into disarray
I stopped again.
I KNOW this is due to my nervous system being whacked out and over stimulated.
I just need to know how I can get better!
Is there anything I can do to counteract the muscle weakness I am having? A supplement or drug?
It definitely is my nervous system all over the shop.
I don’t know if my reaction to nortriptyline was a proper one: the redness/dry out I would normally only get from taking a large dose of a drug and it affecting my autonomic nervous system that badly.
The dry skin is something new and it’s just getting worse. Lack of oxygen and nervous system exhaustion?
I am having a good diet when I can eat: protein, veg and complex carbs (I have only just started eating these again as I am so drained it’s the only burst of energy I get)
I don’t know what supplements to take
I have had a lot of Epsom salt baths also very drying.
Please can someone offer advice?
I’m not making the paper dry skin thing up.
I am 9 weeks in and back in my wheelchair and am having severe depression and anxiety because of the effects too and have thoughts of ending it all. I am in touch with mental health.
I should say that I have been trying to detox, have acupuncture and Lymphatic drain age if my head and neck and am not sure if this us also contributing to making it worse. I did a very stimulating body brushing on Saturday to try and get this poison out. I did AC every few days at the beginning.
Thank you for any help xx
Especially on muscle regeneration and nerve repair

My head is fuzzy and my nerves are tingly….

Hi All,  I am new to the post.  I had my most recent injection crows feet with Dysport on Jan 10, 2014.   What was I thinking… prior to that had Dysport on Oct., 22, 2013 and had full blown chest pains, heart palpitations, droopy eyes and blurry vision, insomnia, memory loss, tingling, dehydration, mouth sores.  I honestly thought it was the flu and my body was just reacting, I now know it was the injection.  For some crazy reason I thought I was better and went for that injection in January.  I am so STUPID!!!!! I have been using botox and Dysport for 6 years  WHAT HAVE I DONE!!

After the injection on Jan. 10 I just had a little blurry vision, which I always blame on my contacts and dry eyes.  Onset of symptoms came 10 days later with chest pains, heart palpitations, blurry vision, insomnia, memory loss, tingling, dehydration.   The worst is the Insomnia and no appetite… I am afraid to eat.    I went to doctor Blood work PERFECT!  Went to cardiologist EKG perfect…. they all said don’t do anymore botox.  I feel as if my memory loss and confusion are getting worse.  My breathing is okay just tight throat, no heart palpitations in the past few days.  My muscle tone is barely there.  My arms tingle and at times I feel itchy on my dry fingers and elbows.  Insomnia and anxiety are full blown, I am a real sleeper so this is making me confused more.

WHAT TO DO??? Please advise, I am scared I am going to die and doing this all alone.  My vision is still weird but clear… Any help for anything is greatly appreciated.   What can I eat so that this doesn’t get worse, what can I take?  Do I go to emergency room?  Will my breathing stop? I am so scared…

I am so sad and lost xo

Sadlady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To drug or not to drug…

I go back to the psychiatrist tomorrow morning.  I’ve tried zoloft and now paxil for my anxiety.  Both seemed to work for a short period of time, but then symptoms came back with a vengeance.  Clonazpam works well. I’ve read past posts.  I really want to get off the paxil and not try anything new.  I’d like to just take the Clonazpam when things get really bad.  Usually 1/2 of one works (not sure of the dosage, but it melts in your mouth).  The problem is that I have several family members (extended) that have anxiety.  So do I really need it, or is it just the botox?

I like the simple format, so her is what works for me.

1. acupuncture, more than probably anything else.

2. massage. Like someone else said, at times it annoys me and at times it makes me worse, but when it’s good, it is damn good.

3. Eating clean with a lot of added vitamin B12 and probiotics.  I feel like too many supplements can aggravate the toxins.

4. Talking about it with my husband.  Crying it out when I need to.  I don’t bother to tell anyone else because really, they can’t understand.

5. Wine.  But we’ve been friends for a long time =-)

What DOESN’t work

1. coffee.

2. Strenuous, new exercise.  I tried I total body conditioning class the other day and 3 days later I was full on symptoms.

3. Not sure what else.  We need to start keeping track of triggers.

Finally, I know that this has effected our nervous system.  I know the toxins are in my body.  I feel the twitches, swollen glands, hear the horse voice, am now experience skewed vision, etc.  But what is the goal?  Are we suppose to let our bodies rest or are we suppose to fight hard to get it out?

My story

 

Hi everyone im new here and was so happy when i found this site, i have had most of the symptoms listed on here. 28 year old received about 50 units of botox in forhead and frown lines. It was for preventive of having wrinkles in the future, the Dermatologist convinced me of doing. Same day extremly bad headache, followed by constipation next day and few days later vertigo, head pressure, migranes, unbearable migranes i had to force myself to sleep through it, feelings of being out of it, confused, i would loss my balance all the time couldnt walk. Heat palpitions was given beta blockers, throbbing pain on chest arms neck, back, heartburn , reflux, 3 weeks later shortness of breath, feeling of something stuck in my throath and chest, like food wasnt going down, had MRI on my brain done back in May , nothing found, Cat Scan for lungs nothing found except for enlarged lymph nodes Dr. said it was probably from a recent flu. Many blood tests all came back fine, xrays, pulomonary function tests, echo test , all normal!! Went back to the doctor who did the injections he was so cold and so like not caring and said he never heard of that, “i was probably fighting a virus” before i had the injections i never knew of the black box warnings, the only thing i knew and was the only thing the Dermatologist told me was that i could have a little headache and swelling and drooping eyelid. Time went on and daily migranes, confusion, dizzy, weak, fatigue, lossing balance, shortness of breath, ended up in the ER like 10 times, with them telling me its nothing. On one of the times i was hospitalized because i was so dizzy faint like feeling and my heart rate was now slow down to 39 and 40s and low blood pressure. Was put on a heart monitor and sent home 2 days later , nothing showed up , had upper endoscopy, all normal, this was all back in July. My main concern now is that i still have ao much muscle stiffness all over my chest back and neck and its painful, also under arms, they feel so stiff i cant even continue my singing career, i get so out of breath and faint like feelings, cant use my rib cage muscles , but its always like this not only singing but any physical activity i have diffuculty breathing, even eating, wow its horrible feels like your chocking, my burps seem so hard to come out, i have to force so much, it feels like my esophogus is weak, or stomach too, because food takes long to go down and i have so much reflux of the food and shortness of breath.,, deep breaths are hard to do the pull, muscles feel weak. Im always bloated, gasy, looks like im pregnant. I dont have the headaches and loss if balance and all that was going up on head as much anymore, those symptoms have subsided, sometimes a relapse i have noticed a relapse after using nail polish or dying my hair, im probably sensitive to chemicals now.
Does anyone have these stomach, eaophogus problems and breathing issues,?? Dont know if i should request another endoscopy etc, because from July to now it has gotten worse :-( if i could just go back in time.. My family has a well know Doctor in Brasil he is a neurologist and Cardiologist and his daughter is a Dermatologist, and he is the only doctor who has really helped me along this scary journey. He said everything im going through is because of botox. :-(

Wanted to give some helpful info

I posted on my profile page this info also but wanted to get it out there again.  I am at my 2 month and 3 week post Botox.  My symptoms started the very next day, it was every symptom on the FDA website, I found out later after I could not get help from the ER docs or my own doctor.  So, my husband helped me research reactions, because I could not use my lap top at the time.  We found hope in a woman’s post who fully recovered in only 2 1/2 months.  Who also had the full reaction.  She said no caffeine (that has helped), she said juicing is essential, (so we went out and bought a juicer, and I believe that’s how I got stronger and able eat solid food again),  Drink lots of water (that’s all I drink, except for the occasional lemon and honey water, or a Gatorade).  Now having said all that I will say I was getting so much better.  My bad days weren’t as bad and my good days were longer and very good (Normal days). Last week I had five normal days!  I am still early on so that might be why the relapse last night and today, I feel awful today and my head fog and anxiety came back.  I have no idea why.  But I focus on the fact that I am doing everything to get better and that their are people who have survived this.   I hope that helps some.  God bless and best of luck.

Glad I found this community

I found this website by searching for botox insomnia and was a little relieved to see that I’m not the only one suffering from this. Actually, it’s the headache/nausea/insomnia/anxiety combination that is scaring me.

I had several rounds of Botox several years ago and never had a problem at all. The only reason I discontinued was because of the money involved. I liked the effect it had on my forehead but couldn’t justify the expense at the time.

I switched Drs. and had a round about 4 months ago and didn’t have any problems that I was aware of then. I did notice dry mouth at night and thought it odd, but figured it was just another aspect of aging.

I had botox again about 2 weeks ago and about 5 days after that I got a dull headache. Not too bad but noticeable. It has since gotten a little worse. It feels like it’s behind my eyes. It’s not always present and the nausea usually starts about mid-day.  Sleeping is only possible with drugs to help me and even then I’m waking up at 3 or 4 am every night. I noticed that happening the last time I had Botox but never put 2 and 2 together then.  I haven’t had a full nights sleep in over a week. My eyesight also feels like it has changed in the last week or so. I’m much more sensitive to light that I was.

Actually, I was so freaked out that I went and had an HIV test to see if it was seroconversion illness. I thought having that come back negative would put an end to the headaches, in case they were stress related.

I mentioned it to the Dr. who injected me but not surprisingly, he seems to think that it must be something else because “I’ve never heard any of my other patients complaining about this… go see your GP”.  I know what my GP would say… “talk to the person who injected you and stop putting that crap in your body”.  I may go back to the Dr. who did the injections with the documentation from the Allergan site and ask how he can rule out Botox as a possibility.

Though I don’t feel like eating, I can (except for one rather unappetizing meal last week) and though I feel like vomiting, I haven’t.

It’s certainly been the oddest thing I’ve gone through, as well as the scariest. I don’t feel normal in my own skin, which is very disconcerting.

So I guess my question to the group is, do you think this is Botox related or is it possible that there is something else at play?

I’m in hell!!!! I don’t k ow what to do. I’m so embarresed.

I had Botox the 7 of may and have been miserable since. I got 28 units in my forehead and between my brows and I’ve been feeling awful. Dr said that she had never heard of my symptoms associated with cosmetic botox. Choking feeling that comes and go’s, ear pressure, stomach burning. I hate this. I wouldn’t get Botox again for ANYTHING!!! I feel like a terrible mother and wife because this has consumed me!!!

Plastic surgeon says it must be something else?!

Hi to all
I feel that I am going out of my mind. I have been having Botox in my forehead, frown lines and occasionally my crows feet for over 3 years now around about every four months. I always usually get a migraine the following day and a bit of a stuffy sinus effect for a few days following the injections but this has always subsided and everything has been fine after this.
However I went for my Botox 3 weeks ago and about a week after I started with headaches, head pressure and stiff neck every day this has progressed to a blocked or full feeling in my ears,tinnitus. I am having hot flashes bouts of tachycardia for which I am taking propranolol i cant sleep and I am having huge panic attacks. My eyelids are also very swollen. At first I thought it was related to my thyroid as I do have graves disease. However I saw my Endo who did the tsh t4 and t3 and everything is normal there but she did put me back on the propranolol for the tachycardia and panic attacks. After a lot of google research I came across this site and after reading lots of posts the penny dropped! I spoke to my Endo and she said go back to the ps who did the Botox.
I made a consultant appointment and spoke to my ps who did the Botox this morning as I am totally freaked out. His reaction was” I haven’t done anything different to the other times and have been doing this for years and have never come across these symptoms after Botox. My opinion is that you are just coming down with something. You need to stop worrying”

I live in Dubai and it costs over a hundred pounds for a consultant appointment on top of the blood costs ect so I am racking up quite a bill already…
Any advice would be soooooooo appreciated right nowI don’t know what else to do, I feel really awful and I know this is going to sound mad but I am afraid I might die!