Not for Me - Toledo, OH

I tried botox as a last result for chronic...

I tried botox as a last result for chronic migraines. The day after the botox treatment I had a migraine for 2 days all day long, along with a stiff neck. The stiff neck continued for three days with no relief except for taking a muscle relaxant at night but then I would wake up still with a stiff neck worse then the day before. I finally went to the e.r. on Thursday and they gave me a shot of valium and toradol. That has relieved some of the stiffness but not all and I'm still suffering.

Still having stiif neck and now migraines!!!

It's going on 2 weeks since my botox tx and my neck is stiff and very sore. For the past week I have lived on 800mg of Motrin and Valium. I had such a bad migraine yesterday I had to leave work come home and take a valium and torodol injection. Today I was still unable to work because of the stiff sore neck and another migraine. This is horrible and I would never reccomend botox for migraine therapy to anyone!!! On top of that I have refused to go back to that doctor because he and his medical staff refuse to return my calls or follow up knowing the pain I am in. I have had to go to my own doctor and even the ER..

Cost

I am not sure of the cost yet. The $10 was my co-pay will up date when I know.
Dr. Heftzy

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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the $10 is my co-pay I have no idea what the actual cost is yet. Will update when I know.
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I had a similar issue with my neck on my first round. This time, I requested no injections in my neck; problem solved. I hope this helps.
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Thanks for the info but I don't think botox is for me especially from this doctor!
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Yes, it sounds like they are just giving you "standard" injections as opposed to listening to what you need. I'm so sorry. The first round of injections I had this terrible neck pain. It mostly resolved within 2 weeks, and was very slight the rest of the time. I hope that is the case for you.
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I will not be going back for a second round but tks for the reply.
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