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Finally, I agreed to try Botox for Chronic Migraine relief. My Neurolgist was more excited than I was, he saw me during my "migraine episodes". Bride of Frankenstein should be my nickname during a Migraine! I can't even stand myself!
Day of Botox, tension Headache hit, due to muscle spasms in shoulder. I reluctantly went to his office, due to severe discomfort in waiting rooms when ill. Waiting while painfully hearing loud laughter, doors shutting, florescent lights buzzing, blaring TV & secretly cursing my doc for running 50 mins late.
Finally, when he brought me back, I said today may not be a good day, due to my pain. No worries doc said, you'll feel better after the Botox. Sign this paper, so you'll feel better. Minimal pain with injections & sent home with no post-op slip of what to expect.
3 days later, intense neck pain, both muscles beside my spine. Pain progresses every day, then feeling "bobble headed", can't look down, hard to hold my head up. Muscle spasming, crying in pain. Crushing tension headache, burning nerve pain down my back. Husband had to help me roll over in bed. Unable to sleep, so 2 calls to doc, no response.
I reached out to another doc, he calls back immediately and says my Neurolgist just finished his training in Botox, has done about 2-3 patients. I'm shocked.......
Am I the 3rd or 4th patient? He also says he avoids that neck area in women because this is known to be a side effect. Advises "Toradol/Phenergan shot, Neck Brace, Prednisone, Tizanzidine, Alieve & wait and see. No idea how long it will heal, a week, months, maybe permanent.
Totally saddened and feeling naive. Has anyone else has this side effect? When did yours go away? Does it get gradully better, any advice would be lovely! What do I do now?
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