Hi all! Im happy to say that I'm 6 weeks post injections. I had 28 units of Botox in my forehead and glabella . I say I'm happy because every week that goes by is a week closer to healthy days. The past 6 weeks have been some of the most scary and challenging weeks of my life. It all started 5 days after the Botox injections. I started getting very emotional for no reason, then severe headache and a racing heart. Then that first night all this started my throat started to swell. I was awoken every two hours that night with uncontrollable panic. The next day I dropped the kids off at school and raced to the emergency room. I would like to comment that at the onset of all of my symptoms my dermatologist kept telling me that what I was feeling wasn't related to the Botox and that it was all in my head. I spent today's in the hospital because my ekg's were so abnormal and my doctor kept telling me that panic doesn't wake you in the middle of the night and last for ten hours. All of my other tests came out perfectly normal......and believe me they did a lot.
The next couple of weeks had been filled with dry mouth, migraines, fevers, sinus infections, bowell issues, nausea, anxiety. More antibiotics, steroids, and antihistamines than I've ever been on in my life. I'm a very healthy person, I ran a marathon in October, eat very clean and healthy, don't have anxiety outside of the occasional healthy responses. I'm a fairly young woman, 32 and am a stay at home mom to twin 3 year old boys. I honestly can't believe that I even did Botox, what a learning experience....love what god gave us! I have to say, I have noticed a slow progression of improvement. I did get a massage for circulation two days ago and have felt amazing since, almost normal again. Ive been detoxing since the week this all started, no caffeine, alcohol, and eating as many fruits and veggies as possible. Multi vitamins and a b complex for your nervous system. I have noticed that the more water I drink the better I feel. Also, someone on a forum had been drinking pure ginger tea and it helped so much with my sinuses and swollen throat. Good luck to all and thank you for all of your posts!