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Anxiety, Depression, Brain fog, dizziness, etc. from Botox

  • San Diego3836
  • San Diego, CA
  • 3 years ago

Anyone have problems with dizziness, anxiety, and depression after getting Botox? My last injections were August 31st and a few days after I started having panic, nausea, phobias, tremors, and a strange feeling in my head. I had 100 units for migraines. Anyone know how long this will last?

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Don't be fooled by these doctors who claim that Botox is not poisonous. It is a toxin, plain and simple. Who would knowingly put a poison into their bodies? Plenty of people do, including my sister who only had injections of Dysport (Botox competitor) twice. Years later, she is suffering from tremors, vision problems, anxiety, depression, ringing in her ears, fatigue......the list goes on and on. She is suffering every day. It is not worth it! Of course doctors of cosmetic medicine would say it is safe. They don't want to lose patients or tick off the pharmaceutical companies.
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I had a horrible time with these exact side effects from botox & my doctor always assured me that it wasn't from the botox. It subsided after a couple of months. It caused panic/anxiety, depression and a rapid weight loss within a brief period and I know it was from the botox. In addition, I was having a hard time verbally articulating my words and time would slip away from me totally- as if my internal clock was off. It was a miserable 2-3 months. The dose I had wasn't very large at all. I'm assuming I'm very susceptible to its side effects for some reason. Hang in there. It'll get better- when you stop the injections all together.
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have you got a mirena coil fitted???? my wife went through this for 18 months , blaming other traumatic events in her life , but ultimately it was the coil being removed that sorted her out... the effect on our family was terrible and traumatic.
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It's been now 1 week since my botox and I'm feeling so much better. I still have the minor headache which is quite strange since Botox is meant to stop headaches. I remember having these headaches 4 months ago with severe eye pain. I didn't have botox then but 1yr previously. I'm just wondering if the botox has caused problems with my eyes. Iv'e seen an optician and my eyes are normal apart from dry eyes which I'm sure I got through having botox. I think people should be aware of the side affects. It's funny because when you see a doctor with these side affects they say it's not to do with botox yet there's along list of side effects on the Internet. I don't think it's because the botox has spread to other parts of the body but just one of the side affects listed and people who experience severe side affects like breathing difficulties it's probably more likely an allergic reaction. My concern is now my left eye. It's swollen and I think that's whats been causing the severe eye ache/pain. It's obvious that the botox has leaked to my eye but would it cause this pain and soreness? Isn't botox meant to numb the area? I've drinking loads of water and taking loratadine which might of helped me
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I've been feeling dizziness and light-headed 2 days after my botox. My doctor didn't think it was anything to do with Botox but I've been feeling like this since the Botox. I've also been feeling spaced out and a fuzzy feeling in my head with severe headache and eye pain. I was told it should get better within a week or so. It's now been 5 days since my Botox and I'm feeling slightly better with the headaches but still have that heavy feeling in my head. I was taking paracetamol for the last 3 days and haven't needed them today. Ensure you drink plenty of water. This might help.
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If its not from the Botox then why would it get better in a week or so???????!
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Exactly. At first he said I need a 2nd opinion from my dr and it wasn't botox related but when I started panicking he changed and said It's probably to do with the injection itself that caused a tension migraine and not the botox and that the headaches should get better soon. I'm getting very worried now because I'm still feeling very light headed and fuzzy in my head. I also have a severe eye ache/pain and swollen eyelid. Is this a side affect from botox? The dr told me it was a tension headache but now I'm not so sure
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It's Botox. My exact symptoms, among many. I never had a migraine until the Botox. And then a heavy feeling in my head. Fuzziness, blurred vision in my left eye, eye droop, swollen... Now all gone thank goodness!!
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It will get better. It IS a side effect from Botox. Try to drink alot of water, stay off the computer/TV and eat super healthy
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Yes it is the Botox. It is scary all of the side effects but it does get better with time.. Some days worse than others.. I agree with holly22t water, detoxifying foods and try to excersize it helps.. Good luck.. Hope you feel better soon! Holly22t how are you feeling? I hope better!!
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I ended up in A&E last night as I had a minor rash on my leg. I was so paranoid. I was told I could have flu like symptoms. She didn't know too much about Botox which was worrying. How long did you have the symptoms for? So far I've had these for a week.
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Thanks. I was told i could have flu-like symptoms but didn't realise you would get eye pain/ache and light headedness with that so it was worrying
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I'm so glad some people know what there talking about. I've been to the GP and didn't know much about Botox and when I went back to the Doctor who injected me he denied it was anything to do with botox. He said it could of been the injection itself that caused trauma to my head and body. He's had botox done himself and I really hope he has the side affects people on here have been experiencing. Thanks for your responses. It has made me feel so much better knowing that these side affects are normal and I don't have any underlining illness as first suggested by my doctor
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I'm almost five mths post injections and feeling much better.. The first three mths was horrible with major anxiety & breathing problems.. The dr who did my injections denied it was from Botox... It's very scary.. My medical dr prescribed me klonopin for the anxiety attacks and it helped me get through the holiday which otherwise would have been ruined... Also water, diet, excersize and Epsom salt baths I believe help flush the toxins out.. I still have some off days but the worst is over... You will get better!!! Try to stay positive I know it's hard.. Good luck
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Can I ask you where you had the botox? I only had a very small dose in my forehead so don't know whether it would of travelled to any other parts of my body
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How long does it take for the toxin to completely be gone?
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From what I read 3 mths for me I feel like it is 6 mths.. I got my crows ft and forehead done so hopefully your side effects won't last as long as me.. I got it done by a plastic surgeon in Hartford ct.. It most definitely traveled through your body that's why you are feeling sick... But it does get better the beginning is very tough.
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Thanks for your reply Julia. I do manage to do things and I've only had one anxiety attack. I just hope it gets better so I can have a nice drink next week without feeling like I'm going to faint :-)
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The doctors do not admit to it for fear of lawsuits! Instead of helping With the horrific side effects ,they play dumb. Go to Botox Community website and you will receive more help from these people since they are suffering from it as well and have tried many different natural ways to clear this toxin from your body if your one of the unlucky ones that it has spread throughout your body, including nervous system, brain, blood and muscles
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It's was right away after I started having dizzyness after my second treatment of botox for migraines ! I called the doctor and he acted like I'm fine although I feel far from right , I explained I could barley walk hr after and it seemed to get tad better now it's back to worse is there anything they can give me if I went to the E.R ? Anyone help plz this not something I can really life with mom Small kids :/
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How are you doing Jessa13, I too am having the same issue, I'm going on three months of dizziness and not feeling right at all. I have another MD appt with a NeuroENT MD tomorrow but i don't have much hopes for an answer..feeling frustrated
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I feel very sorry for you! I had the same symptoms after the 4th day that I had Botox. Stay calm, try to slow down your days, sleep as much as you can... I know that is not going to help you 100% now, but the only thing is time! One year after this worse experience in my life I'm not totally recovered, I think is because I didn't stay calm, I didn't slow down, because I was very frustrated try to find out what was happen. So now sometimes I had panic attacks, because in my mind I'm afraid that everything can start again. I promised to myself never ever have Botox again. I loved the results but Heath is always in first place! Take care!!
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The dizzyness is still there but not as bad as it was but ,3-4 day after the extremely dizzyness I started puking up blood , went to er and was told I am probably alleric to the botox and I have a massive infection so since my second injection I have been bed ridden very sick and my whole face just feels massive pressure . I called my nerolgist to tell him these new facts and told me that the e.r was wrong botox doesn't travel through your body ( yeah right ) I am nvr getting any more injections again I'd rather live with migraines than almost die not be there for my children and husband . I hope this helps but this is very dangerous stuff they are injecting into us ..although it's small our bodies are trying to get rid of toxics .
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I forgot I also have extreme panic attacks which come and go which this time around are new for me I nvr had one so I thought I was having a heartache . Just a very scary ordeal for me this time around .
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Rege is correct. But it is hard to stay calm when you think you are dying or your throat is closing or you can't breathe. You may have read this already, Jessa, but Lavendar Epsom salt baths with Lavendar essential oil helped me a lot. I believe the Epsom salts helped pull the toxins out and the Lavendar is calming. I also cleansed my system of all medications,including benedryl, any pain relievers, anything. I had panic attacks as well because I was so scared. Only my husband understood and my regular doctor believed me. I liked the outward appearance but I will never risk that again.
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