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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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I should follow-up my initial post of last year and state that it took about 3 months for me to feel "normal" after my Botox injections. My GP was of no help. The Dr. that did the injections was *eventually* marginally better. Initially saying that "he'd never had a patient report a bad reaction or heard of some of the symptoms I had - despite it being on the literature FROM Allergan. He suggested I don't do Botox again and after 2 attempts, Allergan (the manufacturer) called me and asked about my symptoms. THEY SAID THAT SEVERAL OF THEM WERE CLASSIC, DEFINITELY BOTOX-RELATED. (sorry for yelling... just want to be sure that people realize that even the manufacturer admits that there are bad-effects to this stuff.) They also said that the good news is that the symptoms would "eventually" disappear. They did, but it took about 3 to 4 months for them to do so. In the meantime, I spent a quarter or more of a year feeling like death warmed over, thinking I was going crazy - the anxiety and insomnia were the worst. I was unable to sleep at ALL for 3 days straight. I haven't had Botox since and will never do it again.
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Absolutely!!! I had Botox before my wedding 7 years ago, I ended up with anxiety/panic attacks/depression/ trouble breathing about 3 days after my injections. EVERYONE, including the doctor said it was absolutely not from the Botox. Fear of getting married was what everyone said. So a few months ago, I tried to brave Botox injections once again. SAME thing. 3 days later I went to my local emergency, because I couldn't catch my breath and was having severe anxiety/panic attacks. The emerg doc said it wasn't from the Botox, but prescribed adivan for my anxiety. NEVER again!!!! Scary stuff!!!!!
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I am praying that someone can help me! I had Botox injections about 10 days ago and 3 days after receiving them I woke up struggling to catch my breath. I get exhausted just walking a few feet, and am constantly yawning or taking big, exaggerated breaths to try to get oxygen into my body. The breaths rarely work and the cycle starts all over again. My doctor said that I'm fine and put it down to anxiety (which I've never suffered from before). I even tried a Xanax for the first time, and it made zero difference to my breathing so I know it is not anxiety. My left eye has been twitching constantly since getting the Botox, and as of yesterday my left cheek now feels numb, as though I've had a dental block on that side. My derm (who injected me) claims there is zero chance that these symptoms are from Botox, but I can't see what else it can be. I feel like I'm going mad and the shortness of breath means I cannot even be a mother to my two very young kids. I am desperate. Please help!
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Sorry this is how my nightmare began
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Hi! I'm so sorry you've found yourself sick from this toxin!!! Please know it's from the Botox and all doctors say the same thing, it's not the Botox. There are thousands of us who've experienced or are in your shoes at the moment. I too had small kids when I fell ill from my injections! I was 32 with twin 3 year old boys and a foster 2 year old little girl. Please know you will get through this! The first 4 weeks were the hardest but everyday got a little better than the next. My primary care doc put me on prednisone, and antibiotics....I think it might of helped with the initial breathing stuff. It's very very scary! Drink plenty of water and let your body rest as much as possible. There is a large group of us on another forum if you want to check it out:)
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I am so sorry you are definitely having reaction to Botox. Seek emergency help for your breathing. If your Dr won't help go to another hospital immediately and find help. This is nothing to full around with. The Dr who injected you should be helping!
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I'm not sure about the feeling exhausted by walking but waking up struggling to catch a breath could be sleep apnea. I get if every now and then. It's when you stop breathing for a few seconds while asleep and you wake up gasping for breath. It can give someone anxiety attacks and extreme tiredness.
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I had a reaction and my doctor seems to believe I had a virus. He gave me the same spill about never in all the injections he gave did anyone have a reaction like I was complaining about. It wasn't botox.
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Hi all, It's now gone 6 weeks since my botox and I haven't had any problems or symptoms until now. I noticed "not sure" but could be hives? I only seem to get them on my arms and part of my leg after a shower which disappears after about 20 minutes with some normal cream. It's not lumpy like hives but very small spots and also like a sunburn rash. It don't itch but I'm worried because once I noticed the hives I've been having this strange feeling. The only way to describe it is like having sleep apnea but being awake. I get it about 4 or 5 times a day. I'm completely relaxed and all of a sudden I stop breathing for a few seconds and a electric shock goes down my body. I thought anxiety attacks were the feeling of not being able to breath but I know I actually can't breath when I have an episode. I'm worried I'm going to stop breathing. I don't have breathing problems as when I take a deep breath It seems fine. Does this sound like Hives and an anxiety attack? Would Hives go away after 20minutes like mine do and I get it after a shower or a bath. I'm too scared to go out incase I stop breathing but I only get this after I noticed the rash. How long would this last for? Until the botox wears off?
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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 have talked to several doctors after having a bad reaction to cosmetic botox,and they all look at me like i am crazy.they inform me they do hundreds of botox injections a day and no one else complains abt. symptoms.or maybe they brush off the symptoms as something else.
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They brush it off as something else! Are you kidding?! They know exactly what the serious debilitating risks are ! There is a black box warning on the box that the patient never sees. Convenient for them, there is no test to prove we are in fact suffering from iatrogenic botulism. They must protect their cash cow! I have lost all trust and faith in doctors because of this whole experience. Pushing drugs on me, having panic attacks ,depressed......Naturopathic have been the best through this ordeal for healing if your interested.
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Watch the Botox commercials and they say the warnings right on TV as well as the ticker on the bottom of the screen. So the docs know exactly what Botox can do and it is so irresponsible for them to deny the risks, especially when they occur right after someone's been injected.
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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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