I have been diagnosed with cervical dystonia 4 months ago and I received first session of botox injA

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I have been diagnosed with cervical dystonia 4 months ago and I have received my first session of botox injections.is it safe to combine it with clonazepam medication as I noticed my botox injection seems no beneficial as this was 7 days past..need someadvice.tnx

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    If you're on Facebook you can join the support group for cervical dystonia. Ask your question on there it's a brilliant group. I have CD with dystonic Timor, I take clonazepam and propranolol combo which keeps it under control x

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      Tnx Tezes for the info.My CD seems not improving,I did also try combination of clonazepam and carbamazepine. Buy nothing happens

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    I also have cervical dystonia and receive Botox injections. As it is your first treatment you would have received a low amount of Botox until the neurologist finds the correct dose for you. Clonazepam will help with the spasms and with sleeping.
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      Hi Allison,how many times now did you receive botox injection and how many units did you receive?are u still on oral meds after botox?really my CD is killing me softly I can't do properly my daily routines.

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      I've had 3 Botox injections at 12 week intervals. 1st 200mgs, 2nd and 3rd 400mgs. Will increase next appointment. Clonazepam has also helped my tremors in other parts of my body

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    Hi Jayson,

    I would have answered you before since you're basically taking what I have.

    I suffer from Cervical Dystonia and Generalised Dystonia, for the past 30 years or more - not the ideal life, I must admit.

    I have 6 Botox injections every 10 weeks - 2 either side of my neck and 2 more in my shoulder. I am also on Clonazepam twice a day. Along with many other drugs. Clonazepam is used to slow the brain signals down, if I remember correctly.

    As regards to your question stating you feel no effect from the Botox, - you really need to look up Botox and how it works, it is not an instant release medication by far.

    BOTOX is an injection that takes approximately 10-14 days after being administered to have any effect on you. It then stays in your system roughly for 6-8 weeks then you notice it weariing off. This is why I have it every 10 weeks, 2 week cut-in, 6 weeks Botox in my system, then 2 weeks it wears off period. Hence, I have the Botox again!

    Hope that helps!

    Regards,

    Les,

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