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botox and light sensitivity

  • veryyoungwidow
  • 9 months ago

i've been getting botox injections for about 12 years.    first in the forehead but the last few years it's been also in the crows feet area.    i started to experience light sensitivity a few years ago which has gotten progressively worse.   i have the darkest non glare sunglasses available and i still have trouble with light.   i also have times in the last year when later in the day i can't keep my eyes open.    i have to force them open and several times i've walked into walls.     i'm beginning to think it's from the botox especially the fact that i can't keep my eyes open.    have some nerves been damaged?     at this point i think i'm going to stop botox completely.    i fear getting into an accident when i'm driving.   

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I'm glad to hear you are going to stop if its causing you so much concern. Do you mind me asking your age?

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i'm almost 72, but don't look it. i've had cosmetic surgery.
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Good for you for keeping yourself up!! I hope to get to do the same! Please know I mean absolutely no disrespect, but do you feel the vision changes could just have to do with aging?

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i have dry eyes. been that way for a few years. what worries me is not being able to keep my eyes open later in the day. and the light sensitivity is so bad. i've seen an eye doc who specializes in retina. he didn't seem to pay attention to what i said about my eyes closing. that really scares me -- like i said i've walked into walls several times. i'm not saying it's the botox, but from what i'm reading it's a possibility. i've read that it does cause light sensitivity. my vision is 20/40. i only wear glasses for reading. let's face it botox is big business. i just found out in the last week that it does cause the light sensitivity and dry eyes. it could just be dry eyes -- i do live in phoenix where it's dry, but if it is the botox i definitely need to stop it.
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Yeah, I would stop too if I was experiencing stuff like that. I hope your vision improves for you. Lucky to be in Phoenix though - soak up that sunshine!! :)

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been here almost 24 years. love it. originally from NYC. unfortunately i lost my husband last year due to an inoperable brain tumor. we were together almost 42 years.
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Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. 42 years is a long time to share together. I'm sure you have some amazing memories, but adjusting must be difficult. :( Sending you a hug!

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thank you megan.
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