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Can I Take Anything to Help with Severe Side Effects After Botox?

First time I'd ever had botox. Had it done on 6/16 that was a Wed, Friday 6/18 I was in the bathroom and felt as if I was gonna pass out, and I did. My husband came running in and said I was having a seizure (I have never passed out or had a seizure before) I couldn't breathe. I experienced hooding bad and my eyes hurt and won't focus. Nose hurts and swelled as well. Muscle weakness, stiff neck is killing me and my scm and trap is very swollen. What can I take, how long will this last?

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Most of these side effects are probably not related to BOTOX.

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Most of these side effects are probably not related to BOTOX. The only side effects that are probably directly related are the hooding and heaviness of the eyes. Sometimes doing further BOTOX to the brow depressor muscles can cause the brow to lift a bit and reduce that hooding of the eye. But, you really need to see a specialist to see if doing more BOTOX would be helpful.

There are also certain eye drops, like Alphagan, which may lift the lid a bit if this side effect is due to a drooping of the lid. But, the main thing is to see an ophthalmologist or an Oculofacial Plastic surgeon who specializes in BOTOX as these are the physicians who will know best how treatments relate to the delicate structures surrounding your eyes.


New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Botulinum Toxin (Dysport or Botox) and serious side effects

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It is unlikely that these are related to Botulinum Toxin (Dysport or Botox) but nonetheless these are serious and should be reported to your treating physician or primary care physician and possibly undergo evaluation by a neurologist.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Botox side effects

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these are very unusual side effects. you should see your injector to discuss the recent history and its treatment. How many units of Botox were injected? Did you have the forehead, glabella, and neck treated? These are important questions to answer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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