After suffering over 38 years with Chronic...
30 Jul 2013
11 months post
After suffering over 38 years with Chronic Migraines I decided to try Botox for Migraines. I had tried literally EVERYTHING there is for chronic pain. I have found the most compassionate doctor I have ever had (and I have lived all over the US). He suggested Botox after I had had 3 ablations over 3 years. The ablations are the only thing that had ever worked but only lasted up to 7 months each time and they are extremely painful. Within days after having Botox injections all over my head and neck, I begin to get weaker and weaker. By weeks end I couldn't lift my arms or walk across the floor, my throat closed up and I developed a kidney infection. Then, about a week into it my husband took me to the Urgent care, my blood pressure was 74/52 and I could barely breath. They took one look and sent me to the ER. They ran every test there was on my heart because I had started having palpitations really irratically. I was put in the hospital and they continuted to run tests. My heart was perfect (I had never had problems with my heart before) but after wearing a monitor for a week they discovered I was in A-Fib 73% pf the time. I was sent to the U of U to a Cardiologist, he put me on two medications to ontrol the A-Fib. He said that if it was the Botox it would wear off in 3 - 4 months. It finally did and I was taken off the meds. My precious doctor called the manufacturer of Botox and reported it, I talked to them several times. They told me there was a report of kidney problems but not heart... I really think that many many people have had heart problems with it but do not relate it to the Botox. I was literally on my back for 4 solid months. Botox has made no moves to compensate me for my loss of time or even sent an apology. I would advise anyone that asks NEVER to put that poison into their bodies... frightening to think that so many do it for beauty... CRAZY.