Horrible Experience with Botox!
I went to a spa to get an overall assessment of my...
- 10 Apr 2008
I went to a spa to get an overall assessment of my skin and some ideas about how to achieve a more youthful look. The physician told me that I would get the most "bang for your buck" with botox. He said it would take 10 years off of me and that there was extremely low risk involved and almost no pain. This was absolutely not my experience. Although he numbed the area with a topical agent, I still experienced sharp pain at the injection site. But the worst part of all of this was that later that evening I got an incredibly bad headache (think migraine) a terribly sore, dry throat, anxiety and flu-like symptoms.After several days, I'm still experiencing the unbelievably bad headaches. I phoned the doctor and explained this. He said, "Maybe you have the flu..." NOPE. All one needs to do is to perform an online search for "BOTOX SIDE EFFECTS". I told the doctor that I'd done a search after experiencing these side effects and learned about the dangers of Botox from the FDA site. He said "You should do a search for Tylenol and see all of it's side effects...But how many people really experience those??" I was appalled at his lack of concern and his apparent deception toward a patient with very real issues. I just want to caution anyone who is considering this treatment to read about all of the potential side effects BEFORE getting the shots. Yes, it's true, it may not effect you in the same way that it did me, but then again...it might. This is poison that we're playing with.