Botox treatment about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Headaches, raspy voice. Should I go have MRI done to check my head?
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Botox and Si
One of the reported side effects of Botox in large dosage is flu-like symptoms. I would consult with an internist to see if your flu-like symptoms are a result of the Botox injections or a virus or bacterial infection.
Botox and flu-like illness
I would not panic, and have faith that it is more likely what you're experiencing is just a regular cold/flu, sinus infection. In addition, it does sound like you got a more common side effect of the eyelid droop. That is bad luck, and should resolve faster with the eye drops your MD prescribed. The eyelid droop is thought to occur from Botox leaking down into the supraorbital foramen and affecting the nerve that innervates the upper eyelid muscle. This is more likely to occur if the injection was a tad too low on your brow, or if Botox was inadvertently massaged into the foramen. To avoid this, I take care when I inject to stay well above the foramen (which is easily palpable in most people) and I apply pressure after the injection in an upward motion, away from the foramen.
Anyway, I hope you're feeling better soon, and that you have a better experience with Botox, as so many people do, next time.
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