I Had Botox 5 Days Ago for Brow and Crows Feet and Suffered a Panic Attack. Is This a Reaction?

I have suffered from anxiety since the injections, a dry mouth, blurred right eye vision, with pain behind, dizzy spells and a severe runny nose which lasted two days. I went to a private professional cosmetic surgeon. I was very nervous the morning of the treatment and the injections hurt. Could my symptoms be a result of my panic attack being brought on by fear? I also feel a tightening feeling at the point of injection site.

Doctor Answers 3

Botox and panic attack

The Botox didn't cause the panic attack, but the fear and anxiety behind the treatment did. The tightening is the muscle not being able to move as much as it did before, which is normal.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Botox and side effects

It's really not clear what may or may not be going on with your treatment. If you went to a reputable provider and are certain what was injected was cosmetic Botox, the symptoms you're experiencing don't sound directly related to your treatment.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

Reaction not from Botox

Botox may cause a slight pin prick sensation at the site of injection but is unlikely to have caused these other symptoms.  Many people experience an involuntary reaction to the site of needles and even doctor's offices.  For anxiety issues, some medication can be taken to "take the edge off" next time. I would discuss this with your doctor ahead of time. 

Elizabeth Piantanida, MD
Colorado Springs Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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