How do I prove Botox got me this sick? I was sick as death after injections went away and came back after dose pack
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Your description of your symptoms does not sound like a botox reaction. It sounds to me like a viral illness. I would recommend continued evaluation by your provider.
Botox and fluelike systemic effects
Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.
The reaction that you mentioned could be related to anything. The side effects of botox are related to its mechanism of action. Paralyzing muscles and decreasing sweat production. If you had had a generalized reaction, the symptoms should be through out the body not just the neck.
Wishing you the best in your journey
Sick after Botox, related?
This is not a reaction to Botox in my opinion. You most likely had a simultaneous infection. If you haven't improved, I'd seek out further medical evaluation to get to the bottom of it.
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Flu like symptoms
one of the potential side effects of botox or neurotoxin injections are " flu like symptoms". Most cosmetic injectors will use less units (20-70 units) for cosmetic purposes but for migraine treatment 200 units is usually 3-10x higher dosage then when used for cosmetic purposes , so it is possible you experienced this as a side effect . The steroids caused a decrease in the inflammation ( sinus or airways) which made you temporarily feel better, but the symptoms should improve in due time. It maybe best to speak with your injector to get a better time prognosis.
Prove botox made me sick
Thank you for asking about your Botox.
Your description suggests that days after your Botox, you got a severe bacterial or viral upper respiratory infection. The fact that prednisone did not help is consistent with an infection. It seems most unlikely that it was caused by Botox. however you can ask the doctor who treated you to research the literature to be sure.
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