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I am being sent back and forth for Botox for medical reasons why is it so ?

  • Belledajour
  • Carson City, NV
  • 3 years ago

I was diagnosed with Occukar Neuropathy terated with Botox and it worked. I camw back to the Dr who because I was having some other muscle twitiches to got to a movemnt disorder specilaist. I went to 3  Nurologist, had CAT scans, EEg, EMG's and paid each bill with their answer that I was free of any secondary problems. It was just a family thing. So with all these things that were done to make sure I was okay and my Occular Neurologist had an appointment for I was having the eye twitches again...I was told that even with insurance and her diagnosis that she makes no money off these iinjections. She told me to see one more Neurologist that works  only on movement disorders. I waited after I was approved by insurance for 2 more i njections to be used  by a certain amoun of time used for this condition. Three months ago yesterday I saw a very good Neurologist who said I had no reason not have the Botox but she would put it under the fact that I get migraines and she doesn't inject form that. I was given a card of a Neurologist I had seen 6 year or more ago. Why is it so hard to get treatment with money and insurance paying and when I ask why can't I just see a BCPS they say it has to be a Neurologist when they just told me that I had to change it to getting injections for migraines? I see who I am told to do as I am told to do but the run around from one to another has shown I am okay have Botox but for aniother rreason with another specialist. I am feeling like everything I do to be a proper patient is falling flat as getting what is suggested. I realize that this not money maker for these Drs. but they leave me wonderting and with a headache:)

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I was diagnosed with Blepharitus and was treated for it withrestasis, gel and drops. When it didn't get better I was seen by a surgical Opthamologist in my eye Drs. practice who said I had an optical neuralgia so she gave me the option of surgery..very risky cutting a nerve, or Botox since my regular regimen wasn't responding. It worked beautifully. I also have been treate for migraines by a Neurologist before this and it was great. Now I went back to the Opthamologist and she said she makes no money off the injections but wanted me to follow up with 2 neurologist's who specilaize in movemnet disorders(my eye spasms) and both said I was okay for injections to go back a Neorolgist who specilaizes in migraines. So I have spent a great deal of money being sent from one specialist to another. I have had all tests asked to take to make sure I am okay and it isn't a whole body thing. I am just amazed how even with all these great Drs. who have approved me for medical use of Botox but send me to soeone other than them. I could pay whatever it is to just get the shots. At this point I should just go in wher Botox is used and keep it under cosmetic. If it is about insurance covering it it is working against me. Bewitched, bothered, no Botox but clearly
knowing Botox helps me. I am seeing a dermatologist and see what they say about it.
This is soooo crazy already.. Twice it has been administered twice it has given great results.
Belledajour

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Hi Belle, 

I wonder if they are doing all of this because you are searching for more of a medical cure than a cosmetic. You might want to talk to community member Rhee who also dealt with migraines and got Botox. It might help. 

Thanks,

-Britt

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