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Just my take for anyone who has received Botox injections. I have received 6 series of Botox injections, 3 months apart, starting about 18 months ago. I was very hopeful since I have tried many, many, treatments over the last 18 years. I have not noticed any improvement. The first round I ended up with a drooping eyelid look. Stink eye as I called it. The next round of injections, My neurologist avoided the upper forehead which helped the angry bird eye look. Now I have decided to skip my 7th series to see if I was getting any benefit from the Botox. I also need to save up enough in my HSA to pay for my 3000.00 deductible. I am getting very discouraged. I was so hopeful that Botox would be my savior. Zomig has worked for me when I do get a migraine, but I am getting older and concerned with the blood constricting effect. Thank you for any comments you have!

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  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    4 years ago

    I’m so sorry to hear that Botox hasn’t been very helpful to you. It’s pretty common for people to not feel the effects until after the 2nd or 3rd dose. And it can cause some discomfort in the beginning- flu-like symptoms, increased headaches and droopy eye like you mentioned. But if it’s going to help, you should have noticed a difference by your 6th treatment. I think it’s a good idea for you to skip a treatment and see if your body notices or reacts differently. But I’m not a doctor, so I hope you’ve discussed this approach with him or her.

    -Katie Moderator

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