My Seizure Activity Greatly Increased After Botox. Coincidence?

If exacerbated by the botox can the activity return to normal levels with time?

Doctor Answers 3

Botox injections and seizure history

I am not aware of botox exacerbating seizures. Please immediately see your neurologist for an evaluation as to why you're having more seizures.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Increased seizure after Botox

Based on available data, it is unlikely that your increased seizure activity is related to small doses used in cosmetic procedures. I'm unable to find the connection in the existing literature.

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Seizure level increased after Botox

If you are experiencing more seizures than you normally do, I would consult your neurologist asap. Where and why were you receiving Botox - for cosmetic reasons, or other? It's going to be impossible to tell you if the seizures are related to the Botox without knowing why you have seizures, how often you have them, what triggers them, what else may have changed with your body or meds in this timeframe, and many other questions. This is why it's best for you to consult with your current physician for an evaluation and discussion. Over time, 3-4 months, Botox wears off.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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