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Did you have flu symptoms after Botox?

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  • 5 years ago

What can I do to ease the symptoms of an adverse reaction to botox? During an ER visit I was diagnosed as having a reaction to the botox I received a few days earlier. Nobody in my small town seems to be aware of this, including the dermatologist who administered the botox. What can be done to ease the flu like symptoms and extreme anxiety? Will this really last for a few months?

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I would love to have kids but scared of this spread of toxin. It's only been 4 weeks since my botox and I haven't had any severe symptoms to indicate a toxin spread. I only had symptoms lasting 2 weeks after my injections. I know people can get symptoms months after the botox injection so how long should I wait to know I'm safe? I feel I'm constantly worrying about every pain and ache I get. Would I know by now if the toxin had spread?
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Can someone please advice? I had botox over 3 weeks ago and have swelling of the eyelid. I was told by a doctor on this forum that I need to see a neurologist because a small dose of botox shouldn't of caused swelling of the eyelids. I was given 10 units. She also said I could of had a true allergic reaction. What is a true allergic reaction? and why do I have a swollen eyelid with only 10 units of botox?
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I am wondering why I never had a reaction at all to Botox, but have catastrophic and long-term reactions to DYSPORT? Any answers?
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It's Russian roulette . You could have at some pt in the future . My injection date was 12/7/2014. I am still very ill too.
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My injection was 9/1/2010. December 2014 hasn't happened yet. What was the year of your injection? Even though I've not gotten sick from botox there are people who got just as ill as I did from dysport that had botox. 60 unitsis what I got.
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Oops typing on phone . Injected 2010 too. 24 units. It doesn't matter how many units. All that matters is if some gets blood born .
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Hi Chicagofit. I don't think the toxin has spread but I think I might of had a true allergic reaction to botox. What is this? I just have swollen eyelid and this is what the doctor said it could be
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Sorry Chicagofit what is a true allergic reaction? Do I need to see someone? I only have swollen eyelid at present
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I would ask your doctor what she thinks that means? Botox is only in the body for up to 72 or so hours therefore if you were allergic to It, once the allergen is removed though elimination the symptoms would start go away. That is also why the only time you can test for the botulinum toxin is in this short period of time . Though the toxin can remain in the body for a long period of time causing ongoing issues. The mouse test is the only test available and it is more reliable for ingested botulism, it has not be tested on iatrogenic botulism which displays differently in the body and don't always have the same symptoms as ingested botulism. You need to wait and see if you get better or worse at this time. Anxiety is also one of the side effects. Unfortunately either way there is no cure and you need to treat the symptoms. I have provided you with some references privately. I would go to them with questions rather then a public forum. There are actually MD's who get payment by the drug companies or who use these drugs and they and are a large part of their income , who would never say anything negative about them. Some of them have never read the boxed warning and others don't know how to recognize an adverse reaction. Which are so varied it is difficult to recognize.
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Even I've never had any reactions or allergies from botox. Although, my doctor at Lewis Pain did ask me to take some precautions and I did as recommended. So far so good.
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it's important for people to know the difference between Botulism and an allergic reaction. Botulism enters the blood stream and this is why people have been suffering for months and sometimes years but this isn't the case for everyone. It is rare for the toxin to enter the bloodstream but in some cases it does. Sometimes the botox can spread to other parts of the body causing side affects but this isn't called Botulism. This should wear off within 3-6months and Some people have an allergic reation to botox which should also wear off within 3-6months (not years) this is what I found on the Internet: Potential Botox side effects include pain at the injection site, infection, inflammation, swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising. Some of these symptoms may indicate an allergic reaction; other allergy symptoms are itching, wheezing, asthma, a rash, red welts, dizziness and faintness. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any breathing issues or a faint or dizzy feeling. Also, dry mouth, fatigue, headache and neck pain have been reported. You may have heard of other side effects as well, such as numbness, droopy eyelids, muscle spasms or twitching, and migration of the substance. Numbness as an absence of physical sensation is not really an issue with Botox, because Botox is not an anesthetic. Numbness as the result of the inability to move a muscle is an issue for some people. Muscle spasms in the area of the Botox injections do not occur while the Botox is effective. After all, Botox is used to treat spasms related to benign essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia and temporomandibular joint disorder. It is possible for the Botox to spread a little beyond the intended injection site and affect surrounding tissues. For example, if you receive injections into the forehead close to your eyebrows or your upper eyelids, they could be affected and may droop temporarily.
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An allergic reaction would happen immediately following injections. If you have symptoms appear days later chances are it's an adverse effect from the toxin or botulism. In my experience, you know if it's botulism! Moral to the story....not worth the risk!
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Yes my headaches became hours after botox but days later everything else which I think it's an edverse effect from the toxin as yes you would know if it's botulism and the fact I can still go about my business I would say my symptoms are minor. I just hope everyone get's better soon
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I have read the internet about eyelid swelling. It said to contact the emergency department if I have swelling of the eyelid. I'm now really scared as I have swelling of my eyelid and had it for 11 days? what does this mean? Please help I'm having an anxiety attack!
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That should go down. My lip swelled up but did go down. My problem is the toxin is in my whole body with flu like symptoms and can barely walk.
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I also have arm and leg weakness but it comes and goes. More gone than here. That's terrible. I hope you get better soon
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The botox has spread from my forehead to my eye and I think to my arms and legs. I have weakness in arms and legs and neck. Does this mean I have botulism? I'm so worried
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I don't think anyone here is qualified to make that call. Even some doctors are clueless .
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This is exactly what happened to me. It went from my forehead down my neck into my arms then legs. At one point I was unable to walk properly and felt like i had been hit by a truck. Luckily It only lasted a couple of weeks but I was sore all over for nearly 3 months. My mum had to look after my children for me it was horrendous. I do hope you get better soon
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All doctors told me that it wasn't the Botox. They seemed completely clueless as to what was wrong with me. I never had a blood test or anything and now I wish I would have demanded one!
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Are you achy in arms, legs and neck or just weak?
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Not achy it was like severe pain. I couldn't turn my head or grip anything. I couldn't even pick up a glass of water. I could hardly walk and my husband had to lift me up the stairs. It felt like going to the gym and straining every single muscle in my body. Took a long time to recover but thankfully I'm fine now.
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I was told if Botox spreads to other parts of the body then it's entered your blood system and you have botulism. Because I was having weakness in legs, arms and neck very similar to yourself and was told the botox has reached my legs because it's in my boodstream. Is this true? I don't even know if it's a weakness because the doctor did some visual tests and he didn't seem to think my arms were weak. When I run up the stairs my legs feel very achy I suppose
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I am BSW. I wasn't sure if it was a weakness or an achy feeling but I can still drive and I seem to have strength in my arms. Mine started with my legs, achy and feeling weak. Then my arms and neck.
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