Has anyone had pain to your teeth, naso labial lines and nose after Juvederm?
- 9 months ago
I had Juvederm injections done in December 2013. About 10 days later I started having severe pain in my upper front teeth and a burning sensation between my upper lip and nose and a severe ache to the area. It hurts worse when I talk, eat and using a straw is painful. I saw my dentist ( all is fine with my teeth), had a CT of the sinuses (normal),revisited the dermatologist that did the Juvederm. My dermatologist at first assured me that I did not have a vascular occlusion and felt my pain was not related to the Juvederm. I saw a myofacial pain specialist who was able to pinpoint the areas on my face that referred pain to my teeth. The areas he touched were exactly where the Juvederm was injected. Now the connection was made. I returned to the dermatologist with more diagnostic information, insisting that the problems was from the Juvederm. She contacted Allergan (the makers of the product) seeking help and to report my condition. No help was provided by Allergan. I have been prescribed antibiotics, a steroid pack, muscle relaxer and pain medications. Weeks went by still with no relief. Then, 9 days ago ( March 2014 a plastic surgeon injected the enzyme to dissolve the Juvederm. Unfortunately,it did not work to relieve the severe pain. It intensified all of the pain symptoms. Doctors have told me that my nerve pain will heal, but it could take months. I started on Lyrica yesterday to control my pain.Has anyone had this experience? If so, how long did the pain last? I am hanging on to a thread of hope that soon I will see improvement. I would appreciate any feedback.Diane