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Anyone had serious Dysport or Botox side effects?

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  • 4 years ago

Has any one had a serious side effect such as diaphragm paralysis with Botox or Dysport?

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I was totally shocked as I started reading all of these posted complaints about Dysport. I am a nurse who has been working in medical aesthetics for 20 yrs. We started using Botox that long ago and Dysport as soon it was approved in the US. I have NEVER seen any of these things that people are talking about...NEVER. Botox and Dysport side effects are really very similar with the most common being brow or eyelid droop which resolves over weeks but can, rarely, last a couple of months. Some of the comments state that they used it once and they got tons of wrinkles and their faces were falling.....really? I have NEVER EVER seen this; if the actual product was used it is highly unlikely next to impossible to have this response. Which brings me to the question: Did your Doctors/Injectors use the "actual" "approved" products purchased from the manufacturer?....There are bogus-counterfeit products out there being sold on line and many don't really know what they are getting. The manufacturers have actually said that often you can't tell the difference because the packaging is so good. Many practitioners are trying to save money and there are criminal solicitors out there. All health care providers should beware....and only buy from manufacturer or reliable distributor.
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I have the lot number and called dysport had it checked it was good and not expired. Also if u call dysport and talk to them they will give u a manual that's pretty long of side effects and it's traveling through the body. I spoke with a pharmacist for dysport today. I will email/ text anyone who wants to see before pics and what I look like now. I lost volume in my cheeks, my eyes are uneven, my right eye above forehead always is heavy. Have many wrinkled in my face now that I never had before. My laugh lines what a joke they are now. Eyes sunk in, forehead has many wrinkles now, face fell and skin is loose. Dry eyes bad. I'm 8 months out and Doc's keep saying your face will go back the way it was. I have come to the realization I'm never getting it back. I ruined my face!! There are many complaints to Dysport and it's still being sold. 8 months out and it's been heck! Changed the way I live, who I am. It's destroying lives!
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Thank you. I will call the company tomorrow and see what they say and ask for this manual that you are speaking of. BTW my sister lives in Valpo.
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Yes, call I talked to a pharmacist and have a copy he sent to me. I have the name of the pharmacist as well. Love Valpo!
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I have all the same things and no it never went away :( I sped up the aging process. Yeah me :( It doesn't phase me when trained professionals do believe. I lived it and still do. They didn't. My right eye is heavy too. And the volume never came back, etc.
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I as well aged a lot. So depressing, not sure how much longer I can handle this! Its pure heck! In starting to think it has adverse effects on people with certain blood types.(personal opinion, not a fact) I so need a brow lift now, but who has the money for that or a face lift..
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A facelift would be helpful hahaha I agree about blood types. I am B negative somewhat rare in the US. Would like to try Botox since I have never heard one bad thing but I suppose Doctors have never heard a bad thing about Dysport either :)
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Botox side effects are not as common, or reported as much as Dysport. I am one person that is allergic to Botox, so please be careful!
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I'm an O+ so don't think it's blood type. I was inject by a Park Avenue surgeon so I'm sure it was authentic Dysport. The stuff is a horrible toxin. I have been sick for two years. My right eye has a major droop, I have many more lines under my eyes that I never had before and I have weird wrinkles in my forehead, also never had any before. The very worst part is the physical and emotional illness. I've been diagnosed with CFS and fibromyalgia too. I think they just don't know what else to say. I'm certain the toxin lives in the nerve endings and just comes out and manifests in different ways. It's greatly impacted my life in so many negative ways. I feel like I have half a life and never know from one day to another what I will feel like. I dream of going back in time and never, ever having done Dysport.
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I did botox my very first time and had wonderful results. Then came dysport a few months later and my life changed once my face fell. :( Desperate and at the suggestion of a PS I got more botox 5 mos later . I cried at his office while showing him my before pictures . He, of course, never did say it was from dysport, just gave me excuse after excuse what it could be from such as "natural aging" etc... My results from that treatment were instant. I could feel my face tightening up instantly. Because my face and skin were in such bad shape(saggy from dysport), I had bags under my eyes and chipmunk cheeks afterwards. I didn't look like myself. I waited 16 mos o go back to normal.after that. I didn't . I decided to get a little more botox to try and calm down my jacked up muscles in my forehead(which used to be smooth ). This was 5 mos ago. This last time I liked the results, until about 2 mos later when I noticed my nasal lines deepening and my face sagging a bit. Long story short, I don't think either dysport or botox is the answer. Having your muscles temporarily frozen and inactive for months at a time is not doing your face any good at all. Your muscles hold up your skin. Once they are paralyzed, your skin can not hold itself up and then you get sagging. It's just so heartbreaking that we are all dealing with such devastating ,debilitating and emotional turmoil over having our faces injected with what was supposed to look more beautiful. Now, for us, everyday, is a struggle . I am not living my life like I used to. I am just existing. It's so sad. Love to all you women.
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One thing that I do want to add is that now, over 2 years out from dysport and 2 more botox injections, my face does look more like myself. I just wanted to tell all you women suffering that it does get better, it just takes time. I have put my face through hell. Here on out, it's carolyns facial fitness for me. I've been doing it consistently for 3 mos and I really believe that it is helping me to regain my "old"face.
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Botox has ppl going through the same thing look at Botox adverse effects before doing it. Funny how Dysport pharmacist told me it travels and your face can fall but Doc's & nurses on here never heard or seen such a thing! It's time they need to see what they are doing to us! Funny how they post you'll go back to normal let it wear off, And your face is ruined! Where are all these great Doc's and nurses now? Look up Beverlyhillsnurse on here telling people not to use it! I never seen a black box warning or any side effects. Wish I had bc dry eyes alone I wouldn't have did it. Any Doc or nurse who wants to see before and after pics I have plenty!
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Ty! Did your face get firm again? What about volume in your cheeks?
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Florida girl you had botox AFTER the Dysport poisoning? Did you have any physical reactivation? I have such a severe droop from the Dysport that I actually dreamt I had on drop of Botox over the corner of that eye to bring it up. Of course, I am petrified of trying this. I'm glad you are getting better.
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I am not sure what you mean exactly by physical reactivation? I did do botox 5 mos after dysport which was way too early. My face had fallen and was so darn droopy I was desperate. I went to a ps and that's what he suggested. I was so stupid to trust in him, but what I was seeing in the mirror was so darn depressing . I let that wear off for 16 mos. My face was still not the same...eyes still not back to normal and my forehead muscles were extremely alive and pronounced . I thought that maybe a little botox around crows feet and my forehead would relax things and be fine. I was basing this decision on my first botox injection which went well. I was chalking it up to dysport being the posion which made my face fall. After my last injection 5 mos ago, I liked the results I have to say. Now that it is wearing off,though, I am having a lot of pressure above my left eye. Today was a really bad day :( I believe that botox is the lesser of evils based on my experience. But when you fool with injecting anything into your face, you destroy the dynamics of how it functions. And my experience is once it wears off, your face is not the same. I am going through this stage now. I'd stay away. I might look into accunpuncture. that's one thing out of a million I haven't tried yet. Are you doing facial exercises, Huddie?
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Thanks for responding. By physical de-activation, most of us experienced weakness and severe sickness. I was very sick from the Dysport and could barely get out of bed so that is what I meant - the physical manifestations: CFS, neck and head pain, severe muscle weakness, heart palpitations,e tc... I understand why you would try. I have the weird forehead muscles and eye stuff now. It's hideous. Good luck.
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I am sorry that you got so sick.I remember last year you told me "how lucky I was" that I didn't get any physical side effects except headaches. Many of the women I have met on this forum did not get sick and we wouldn't call ourselves lucky one bit. When your face falls out from under you, you loose your identity. Depression sets in, you become a hermit, suicidal thoughts pop up. Many marriages and relationships have ended. So, we are not lucky. We are all in this together with just different side effects.
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Oh I understand. I had/have both manifestations. The physical and the falling face with deformed muscles. Yes it's horribly depressing.
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Sorry, but I don't remember ever posting anything like you stated. You are thinking of someone else's comment.
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My comment wasn't directed at you.scroll up
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Hi, Sorry I was responding to Florida Girl. I was also on my phone so perhaps I responded in wrong place. Now that I am responding to you, what are your allergic symptoms? Sorry to hear about that.
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Guy I get every single comment on this board emailed to me. I was just responding. Sorry! I don't know who or what. I will just stop responding.
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Agreed, I have strange weakness that comes in waves. Same droopy right eye with were creases in forehead and in-between eyes. I know you shouldn't live in the past but putting moisturizer on a wrinkled, dehydrated toneless face is an emotional reminder.
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That is interesting. Your face didn't didn't appear to fall but what did happen?
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