Botox nerve damage; is this permanent?
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Botox Nerve Damage?
Highly unlikely that this has anything to do with botox. You have sensory symptoms which would not be caused by botox even in large doses. I urge you to go to a board certifiied neurologist, check your B12 level checked and possibly have an MRI of your brain.
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Thank you for your question Misspurdy. I am sorry to hear about your issues. Most adverse effects of Botox occur in a few days after a treatment, not days to weeks after a treatment. When Botox is injected into the face it is almost completely absorbed in the skin. Almost no Botox gets in the bloodstream to travel to other areas. Additionally, the amount of Botox required for symptoms in the body is at least 100 times the normal dose injected. Therefore peripheral symptoms are unlikely from Botox. That being said Botox typically lasts for three to four months so if it happens to be a consequence of Botox, then it should be temporary. Please consult with a doctor for specific advice. Good luck!
Botox nerve damage
Botox would not be expected to cause the issues you are having. Botox is a neuromodulator and acts to weaken muscles. It would not cause numbness or tingling in your fingers and toes (called a peripheral neuropathy). In large doses usually used for therapeutic purposes it has been known to spread and cause some areas to be weak, but not numbness or tingling. If your other physicians continue to suggest that it is Botox that caused your problems, then that would only be a temporary problem. Botox would only last about 3-4 months.
I hope this helps and good luck.