Re: Oromandibular and Cervical Dystonia
I was diagnosed with cervical dystonia, my head pulls to the right. I was diagnosed August 2005, started getting the botox shots Feb. 2006.
The shots have helped me very much, I have received my 4th set of shots on
Jan. 2 2007. I have alot less pain and stiffness in my neck, it doesn't pull so much to the right. I feel more normal and am able to go out in public places more. I was becoming a real recluse and still am on some days.
I have had alot of the symptoms that you have with the tingling, numbness, fatigue, dizziness, my neuroligist says it is from the dystonia. I have also had some problem with my eyes called papilloedema, that means that there is intercranial pressure. I had a brain MRI to rule out a brain tumor or MS, the MRI was normal. Thank the good Lord for that!
The answer to your question about Botox working for spasm, I think that it works great, it is expensive, I do not have insurance, I get help with the medicine through NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders).
Take care and God Bless, Audrey