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Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. HELP!! possible MS diagnosis, but questionable symptoms, frustrated!!!!
    ... eurologist who deals with this particular syndrome....I had Botox injections around both my eyes as this is the only...

  2. lot's of questions
    ... called Meige's Syndrome and the only relief for that is Botox injections every 3 months. What Im trying to say is...

  3. a blessing in disguise?? (giggle giggle)
    ... my back for pain block.It didn't work.For your hand botox injections may help. I can understand the waiting...

  4. Test for MS
    ... eyelids and blephospasams currently being treated with botox injections. No diagnosis was ever made. Now I have...

  5. Common cold/ MS symptoms...
    ... together tonight for dinner. I was hoping after that Botox treatment I would be feeling like a million bucks...
    ... get out of hand and get plenty of rest. How was you botox trestment?My neuro suggested it yesterday.Thinking...

  6. Botox...
    ... journal so you can remember all of the events with the Botox and how you feel. Have a great week! barb...
    ... Lately I've been getting Botox in my forearms for my hands curling up. It has not...
    ... I really notice a difference after the Botox . Maybe not so much in the bending of my knee, but ... can administer? I would be curious to see if more Botox would provide more relief for me. Not sure how that...

  7. Barbelle...
    ... Hi... I have another question about the Botox . Sorry if I am repeating myself, but how long after...
    ... you lower your oral anti-spasticity drugs after the Botox procedure? Whether it be Baclofen, or Zanaflex etc...

  8. Good news...
    ... got good news and I wanted to tell you that I had my Botox shots more than a week ago. I didn't post about it ... injection. I may just sign up for the whole body Botox next time!! I guess we have to find some humor in...
    ... was ready to make it! Barb... I am scheduled for Botox on the 2nd! Now that it's scheduled, I am alittle ... quad, in 3 areas. He said the area affected by the Botox is only about an inch or so. But I do believe that ... standing on the jelly legs! So anyway... I hope the Botox will relax those muscles just enough to losen up my...
    ... I just wanted to ease your mind a little about the Botox . I really think that it helped the first time. Definitely ... now joined hands with the front of my calf and the Botox is working in the back, but now I need to address...
    ... Oh no, you didn't scare me about the Botox at all. I just know that the doctors are not 100%...

  9. drop foot
    ... start to seriously look in to it. I had to get the Botox out of the way, and see what that could fix. Now I...

  10. Neurontin...
    ... of tricks and trying everything on me before we try Botox . So since the Relafen didn't do anything, he put me...

  11. Barbelle...
    ... you posting (or responding to one of my posts) on Botox for spasticity. I was wondering how you were doing ... and I am anticipating the possibility of trying the Botox ! I remember we discussed how your insurance covered ... woman on the phone told me there was a long list of Botox procedures that they do cover, and a long list of...
    ... hear from you!! Hope you are doing better! I had Botox injected one time (with 5 vials) in November, 2005 ... downs we go thru, but I just wasn't sure if it was the Botox . I hope this helps! Best of luck to you and ... please let me know how you are and if you get the Botox !!! God Bless & Good Health to you! Barb...
    ... have drop foot and was wondering if they would use Botox there too? But my ankle is also very weak (not sure ... because it is such a large muscle, it would take more Botox and I may build up a quicker immunity to it. Regardless...
    ... protected those tendons, etc. Anyway, hope the Botox helps you also and I wish you great luck!!! Let me...
    ... indeed muscle related, he thinks I will benefit from Botox . So either way, he sounded confident that there was ... said that if he writes the order up thoroughly for Botox , I should have no problem getting approved. Insurance...

  12. Toes Curling
    ... and they are still doing it. I am going for a Botox evaluation on Friday. I am curious to see if Botox...

  13. Zanaflex...
    ... specialist in Boston today. He set me up to get a Botox evaluation and see if it is right for me- so I am...

  14. Barbelle...
    ... Hi! I was reading a previous post on Botox and saw that your insurance covered the injections ... wonder if this would have any effect on treatment like Botox . Anyone have any idea? I'd like to try this treatment...
    ... driving my foot down may be able to be relieved with Botox and then my sessions with her could be more productive ... disease that sometimes I feel bad that I take risks like Botox ...I have read the posts that some people are very...
    ... able to set it up. I actually first heard about Botox for spasticity through the PT that I was seeing. I ... home laughing about it to my dad. I had only heard of Botox for wrinkles! So if the neurologist decides it is...

  15. Nystagmus
    ... sometimes the muscle is clipped in the eye. Also, botox is being injected every few months. Have any of you...
    ... problems and/or dizziness/balance problems. The Botox I've read about for other symptoms, and sounds like...
    ... s terrible as it is! I was thinking that the botox might be worth a try- even if I do have to keep getting...

  16. Botox For Muscle Spasms
    ... As far as I have read, Botox for spasticity isn't approved, it's just experimental...
    ... Curious, I think because he's had good results with Botox . Btw, he's a MS specialist/neuro. He asked why my ... sense. Still, I was wondering if anyone had tried Botox for spasms. Expensive, but the MS specialist seemed...
    ... Hi!! I had Botox injections in my calf 3 months ago. The doctor uses ... very thin needles and injects 3-4 vials of Botox in different parts of your muscles. I really didn ... that he would rather that I take another round of Botox . The other drugs make me a little drowsy and he wants...
    ... That is very interesting, Barb! I'm really glad the Botox helped the spasms :) and that your insurance paid ... precendents elsewhere of insurance companies paying for Botox treatments, other insurance companies will follow ... suit. Botox isn't without a few side effects but sure sounds better ... relief. Two doctors now have told me they believe Botox could relieve my symptoms for about 3 months. I've...
    ... thought it was Collagen that makes the fat lips. Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle (so it forces it...
    ... drop and it seemed to be more pronounced before the Botox . Oh, and there were people in the Rehab Drs office...
    ... tremor) about 15 years ago the research I did suggested botox was being tried for that. It never appealed to me...
    ... i have been offered botox treatment for my blurred vision, but was not sure...
    ... i have been offered botox treatment for my blurred vision, but was not sure ... get very tired and get vertigo :) well i had the botox injction for the accomadative spasm in my eyes ,but...
    ... I get botox shots in my neck for muscle spasms. I have a condition ... are in a constant spasm, they become very hard. The botox has helped me alot, it helps me function on a daily ... pretty much had to turn my whole body. I get the botox shots every 3 months, 300 units, the cost is expensive ... any spasm, I do not have any side affects from the botox . I hope this might help someone who is thinking about ... gettting botox for cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis). Is...
    ... years,I have gotten so many injections but even the botox has not stopped it !!! So please feel free to post...

  17. Valium/ Klonopin anyone?
    ... I've read about a few different methods online... Botox injections into the muscle (not yet FDA approved,...
    ... I've read about a few different methods online... Botox injections into the muscle (not yet FDA approved,...

  18. Botox Inj. For Urinary Incont.??
    ... Hi Pete, My son gets Botox shots for the spastic muscles in his arms,it is new...

  19. how would you describe tingling vs numbness
    ... cold - kind of like I am frozen. (maybe that is what botox feels like - lol). Good luck with your dx. I have...

  20. eye spasm MS symptom
    ... twitch", like nerves misfiring. I had the option of Botox injections to treat it but did not want to paralyze...

  21. Hello - New member with lots of questions
    ... and also an intention tremor. New neuro wants to do Botox for dytonic tremor I'm holding off on that!...

Muscular Dystrophy board

  1. Any Ideas? It's a Muscle Problem - I think
    ... eyebrows are drooping as though no muscle there. Even botox doesn't lift them. Dr says ME but that's because i...

Neuromuscular Diseases board

  1. Dystonia
    ... medication that helps me, and I can't tolerate the pain of botox injections due to the severe level of my dystonia...
    ... uncontrollable muscle spasms of the neck. I've tried Botox shots as well which basicaly a waste of time for me...
    ... about trying a baclofen pump if I can't tolerate the botox shots. I'm on tegretol for seizures, which I know...
    ... with the dryness. I hope that maybe the next round of Botox shots may help you but I know there's not a real good...

  2. botox for nerves?
    ... Hi worrywort, I've Botox injections for severe muscle spasms in my neck which ... heard of them for nerve pain. Some do have sucess with Botox injections. The only thing about Botox are, they're...
    ... A HAPPY EASTER! Hi worrywort, I have had the botox injections in the back of my neck. They didn't work ... injecting it but there is no long time pain from the botox after the injections.And Yes, they are VERY expensive...

  3. Treating Cervical Dystonia patient with Parkinson's
    ... area who suggested and then attempted injections of Botox inside the neck, which has helped some other patients ... was difficult and painful to swallow. No further Botox treatment is planned. He has begun acupuncture but...
    ... than bricks and I tried everything to fix it. I have Botox shots which did nothing for me at all. So now I take...
    ... a higher chance of difficulty swallowing from the botox . If he has not received botox from a movement disorders...

  4. Uncontrollable twitches and urges to contort face :(
    ... you will find it...the treatment I had for it was Botox injections. They also sent me for and mri of my brain...

  5. Chronic Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia (CPEO)
    ... best procedure. I was told absolutely no for botox . I thought it would correct an imbalance in my over...
    ... anything to lose. That was a good idea to consider botox to even out your brow. Too bad it didn't work out...

  6. Essential Tremor
    ... There are meds to help, also the doc told me sometimes botox injections into the right muscles can help (haven...

  7. Oromandibular and Cervical Dystonia
    ... pain and tmj - he said the best treatment would be botox injections accompanied by other drugs. Has anyone...
    ... info on NueroCranial Restructuring. I do think the botox would help you, sure has helped me. Good luck to...
    ... place..the thing that we found to be most help is the botox .. at first the botox would only last for 3 months ... now the shots last for about 1 year.. if you do the botox good luck fighting with your health insurance because ... botox is mostly used for cosmetic things.. we had to prove...

  8. Dystonia or Parkinson's - I'm confused.
    ... him in 6 months! He said the only other treatment is Botox . He sent me for yet again another MRI, and another...

  9. Spasms in Neck, Shoulder or Back?
    ... out that the thing that seems to work for this is Botox . And that insurance may or may not cover it. Well ... I will try anything. It will take 1 week for the Botox to supposedly kick in and the Dr. feels it will be ... this before with the spasms / tension headaches / botox ?...
    ... with Cervical Dystonia over a year ago. Have had the botox treatments every 3 months. Tried deep tissue massage ... done but not told of results. It is about time for botox shots by this time. Internal Medicine doctor ran ... the pain of the dystonia, I do not plan on getting botox this time. Instead of the upper epideral for the...

  10. How long can a muscle spasm last??
    ... Only thing that seems to work is believe it or not Botox - which insurance may or may not cover. I had no idea...

  11. Facial Spasms Worsening
    ... spasms. He also told me of an e.n.t. in town who gives Botox injections for stuff like this. Fortunately, I have ... sick of it all. Anyone else here have to resort to Botox or has anything worked, if you have something similiar...
    ... spasms. He also told me of an e.n.t. in town who gives Botox injections for stuff like this. Fortunately, I have ... sick of it all. Anyone else here have to resort to Botox or has anything worked, if you have something similiar ... lot easier to correct and less expensive than the botox . Did it start just after the steroid eye drops, and...

  12. Writers Cramp
    ... on both hands at the same speed.Anyway we tried 2 botox injections in my side upper forearm just below the...

  13. Facial Jumps Worsening
    ... would do if the CT shows nothing, but I'm ready for a botox shot into every area of my face, ANYTHING for some...

  14. Calling All WritersCramp Victims
    ... on both hands at the same speed.Anyway we tried 2 botox injections in my side upper forearm just below the...
    ... doctor would (presumably!) have. I'm sorry that the botox injections didn't help you, but I am sure that All...

  15. twitch twitch
    ... The more I twitch, the more I stress. I am getting botox done to both my eyes next week because those bother...

Neuropathy board

  1. Who has small fiber neuropathy!
    ... an extremely active life until that day I received botox injections and developed botulism from them with total...

  2. Needling,burning,cramping pain in neck & throat under ear worse when move arm
    ... pain and Celebrex for arthritis pain. I've also had Botox treatments but they didn't help and are expensive...

  3. Cspine nerve issue and eye twitch
    ... can I live with it. Acupuncture maybe? Or a shot of botox in the muscle by the eye that controls the eyelid...

  4. Wanted to say HI and update all..
    ... only options are to have a myelogram done or have a botox injection in the trigger point to see if it will relax ... not be fixable. So my pain doc is seeing about the botox . Takes a month to get it I guess because of the amount...
    ... use an age from bodies falling apart. Hopefully the botox works.Cervical mylograms can be risky and are unpleasant...

  5. ant luck with nerve blocks forl ong term????
    ... hours to a few days. :( They've talked about doing Botox injections, which are supposed to last longer, but...

  6. Botox for nerve pain
    ... Your right Linda, i have never heard of using botox to treat anything but muscle spasms.I looked into ... botox with regard to trying the injections to try and relieve...

  7. Facial & Temporal Nerve Jumps
    ... adds to the problem. I know a Dr. who may give Botox for severe cases of this, but even if this was more...
    ... probably the same. I read up on the possible dangers of Botox injections, so I'm afraid to beg a doctor for that...

  8. Does nerve pain get worse without treatment?
    ... a nice feeling. I have been on many meds and had botox shots to relax muscles in that area. Pain is terrible...
    ... a nice feeling. I have been on many meds and had botox shots to relax muscles in that area. Pain is terrible...

Parkinson's Disease board

  1. pain in toes
    ... most painful symptom. I have similar symptom need Botox injections just to keep it at bay. 500u q 1-3 months...

  2. Parkinsons elderly
    ... seated or while trying to stand up. They started Botox treatments around his eyes and I am wondering if anyone...

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) board

  1. Locked Joints, Please Help
    ... for almost 5 yrs now. I have tried everything even Botox shots and it didn't help. Hopefully if you can keep ... had alot of pain in my elbow. You could maybe try to Botox shots since it's just starting to freeze up and they...

  2. Living with RSDS need support!
    ... current going through my body again. I also tried Botox injections for my muscle spasms which they did hurt...
    ... that is suggested. After the TENS unit fiasco and the Botox not helping, I just stick to taking my medication...

  3. Has anyone had to do PT before being treated for pain?
    ... diagnoises and was given medication for it. I did have botox shots put in my left shoulder and arm to try to restore...

  4. skooze & Sharon
    ... kill the nerves. It was supposed to be done with Botox but WC wouldn't OK it, so the doctor used alcohol...
    ... I'm sorry about them using the alcohol instead of botox . WC is always looking for the cheaper way out. I remember ... some past posts about botox , but my RSD brain can't recall if it helped or hurt...

  5. went for a bone scan
    ... shoulder, left side of my neck and left arm so he gave me Botox shots. They were suppose to relax the muscles which ... they didn't and believe me those Botox shots hurt, they're put in through a machine and trust...

  6. What is Lyrica and is it better than Neurotin???
    ... life. Finally, 4 years ago my neuro started using botox on me. It took a while, but I got success with it ... menopause, my migraines have lessened, but I still get botox injections every 3-4 months. As a migraine abortive...

  7. Percutaneous Neuromodulation Therapy (PNT)?
    ... all! Saw the Neuro today for the follow up to the botox nightmare. He recommended facet injections, or epidural...

  8. CNN video link re: RSD and "coma therapy"
    ... experiment that was being done on RSD patients using Botox . I was scheduled to see another Specialist at the ... become systemic however he DID NOT agree with injecting Botox or any other type of poison into RSD patients. I...

  9. RSD and TOS
    ... become tolerable. My neurologist gave me a round of botox injections, which unfortunately I had a very painful ... reaction to them. I was briefly on Duragesic after the botox nightmare, and darn near had numerous car accidents ... only add one thing at a time and they want to let the botox wear off first. Good luck.. Jules...

  10. botox gone bad
    ... Wow Jules!:) Sorry to hear about the botox . I wonder if anyone else out there has had that reaction...
    ... you both... I was hoping someone here had done botox since having RSD. I did research it before, and had...
    ... desperate to try anything. .. :) But I was wondering if Botox and Cortizone have some kind of similar chemical makeup...
    ... Skooze, I got back to the botox neuro on Friday. I will come back here and let ... you know what he says. I don't think that the botox and cortizone have anything in common, but perhaps...
    ... Usng botox in this manner is completely 'off label'. I have ... heard plenty of horror stories. Botox is not chemically similar to cortizone, it is botulism ... I must have RSD. ??? His suggestion? Implant a botox pump. The thing is, I reminded him, was that these ... my diaphrmatic nerves, which control breathing. If botox were to 'kill' them, wouldn't I turn blue? He just...
    ... Well, the Neuro said that he has done thousands of botox injections and never had anyone with the same reactions ... weeks, as he says "I do many more things than just botox injections. I am a regular neurologist, I do more ... please be sure to come back. But I want to be sure the botox has time to work out of your system first." I did ... will go back. He said he would not think the botox would react with the RSD like it did - but that anything ... session. 3) continue to use all available methods like botox , massage, etc to loosen up the stuck muscles in my ... not take me as an "RSD" patient, but would do the botox . During my exam, I explained how I have searched ... had been there. That's pretty good, isn't it? So, botox is bad for me... EMG is BAD BAD BAD for me... he thinks ... it may have been as bad as the botox .... which I TOLD them when I went there to begin with...

  11. Skooze - STS machine questions
    ... narcotics. He's sending me to a neurologist that uses botox for pain management for an evaluation. A lot of my ... from the constant muscle spasms in my arm, so the botox would probably relieve that. That's in mid-June. ...

  12. GINGER L.C. My Story {R.S.D.}
    ... migraines and severe stress headaches and have had botox injections for them that helped me soooooooooooo much...

  13. yoga or medication
    ... this treatment) ... I am going to see about getting Botox injections for the pain. Taylor is doing research ... in this area - and has done seminars on Botox for nerve pain. If it works, it could take the pain...

  14. I'm new-- Can you give feedback?
    ... really working) I also saw a doc yesterday about Botox injections and i would have been a canidate for them ... fixed in a inverted position and in order for the botox to work i have to have some movement out of my foot...

  15. CRPS - Is Pain Doctor able to DX?
    ... of it and only have 2 options left for me. One is Botox injections in my leg to see if it will flatten my ... bc they have been aten up by the RSD. And if the Botox does work and flattens out my foot, then i will have...

  16. living with rsd for 3 years now
    ... lol My doc also told me that theyare goona try Botox in my foot to try and flaten it out but he has to...

  17. Hand RSD & Fingertip pruning mystery
    ... clonazepam. If it's very localized I've also heard of botox being used but I don't know how well established that...

  18. Botox
    ... Hey Susie, what the botox does is relax, or rather, paralize the muscle it is ... on the case. I've heard something about RSD and Botox , but I can't remember what it was. I'll see what I...
    ... the thread on Vitamins. It talks about the use of Botox for RSD there. Used for contractures to weaken the...
    ... Hi All, I have been doing a lot of reaing about botox for pain relief lately. There is another person in ... is going to see if he can get some treatment with botox . As for me, I think I will wait a while until there...
    ... Susie, Botox is toxin from Bacillus botulinum. In sufficient quantities ... look for what is common among them. I am sure that BOTOX is not one of those... Yes, I realize that some...

  19. More questions
    ... it will turn out but I want to find out about the Botox and the Thalidomide and anything else out there. ...

  20. Vitamin B & RSD
    ... increase movement. Edna interrupts to remind you that Botox ( Botulinum Toxin ) is now becoming popular in the...

  21. New to this board...
    ... been doing some reading in the last couple of days on botox being used successfully to treat chronic pain. It...
    ... Hey Aly, tell us more about the botox for chronic pain please. I'm going to try to do a...

Restless Leg Syndrome board

  1. Desperate In Fort Myers
    ... into a few things that may hold some promise one is Botox there have been some studies and they have met with...

Spinal Cord Disorders board

  1. Unknown cause Thoracic Back Pain
    ... a week for 8 months. Three rounds of standard PT. Botox Muscle Today I went to see a renowned minimally...

  2. Old timer here, severe head pain
    ... you have had the head pain I take it. If ya can get botox injection in your muscles in front of you neck-ones ... it doesn't like to be moved. If ya can't get botox , I hear Rolfing helps...painful treatment(s) that ... in head/neck pain. I just started seeing one. Had botox that is all so far. Yet, have had botox treatments...
    ... does make it worse! Thanks for the suggestion on " botox ", Chev. I'll check that out. The mri recently showed ... anything! Esi's did nothing for me, so going to chk out botox . Any arm movements make it worse too, like just a...
    ... original poster of this thread regarding my recent botox injections and how it made the jaw pain worse for...
    ... on one level. Hey there. First few days after botox injections three weeks ago created a lot of jaw, front ... it. I've learn that insurance no longer covers botox injects too. The neuro is hopeful that it will be...

  3. oh now what??!!!
    ... couple of years now-when they shouldn't be. I have had botox (with EMG), ESIs, and so forth. I think some myofacial...

  4. Migraine headaches now??
    ... long time, slowly increasing over time. I receive Botox every 3-4 months, and recieve Trigger Point injections...
    ... chronic pain can be very exhausting. what are the botox injections for?? curious, because you mentioned ... 'trigger points.' and i know they also use botox on 'trigger points' for people who suffer with migraines...
    ... breaks through in between doses of LA meds. Also, Botox is now being used by some pain docs, to help alleviate...
    ... so many from board to board. i had read about the botox being used for spasms, such as in eyelids, facial...

  5. RF -- 3 times a charm?
    ... to another PM. He did steroid facet injections and botox . Neither really worked. Started fresh with yet...

  6. rigid back muscle
    ... please help has anyone had botox into thier back...


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