Botox User Reviews

Botox - User Reviews

Botox User Reviews

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Here is a collection of user reviews for the medication Botox sorted by most helpful. Patient Discussions FAQs


Comment from: GreyElk, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: November 29

Botox can be a very effective treatment for urinary incontinence due to neurogenic bladder. Botox should only be tried after other less invasive methods to control incontinence have already failed. I went from being unable to refrain from urinating to being unable to urinate. After receiving Botox self-catheterization may be necessary. Botox is administered via cystoscope; the procedure is quite unpleasant. Frequent self-catheterization increases the risk for urinary tract infections. A possible side effect not listed in the PDR is constipation. A Botox treatment may remain effective for multiple months which is beneficial for those who like its effects but unfortunate for those who find its effects unpleasant.

Related Reading: urinary incontinence | constipation

Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: July 27

I had tried many medications for migraines with no relief. Over the years I had gone from a couple migraines a month to one migraine every day. Botox injections were painful (after 20+ injections). There was numbness and soreness at the sites. Was told that this may or may not work. It is like any other thing out there...I feel like a guinea pig. I just really hope that someday I can get back to my migraines only being a couple times a month!

Comment from: Kathryn, 55-64 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: June 20

Began injections in 1998 for CD every 3 - 4 months. Side effects: flu-like symptoms which last for two weeks or more. Botox begins to wear off when pain and tremors return, then I eagerly look forward to my next scheduled injection. I use "tricks" to read, drive, and shop, but I often stay home in the few weeks that the drug has worn off. Effectiveness: Everyday activities can be performed with less anxiety due to the injections relieving pain and spams. Will continue to receive this drug that my body has happily accepted.

Related Reading: flu | tremors | anxiety

Comment from: wdarerow, 45-54 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: September 13

botox injections hurt a lot when given,however the effects are well worth it.

Comment from: Evelyn, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: January 06

I had injections around the eyes and a day later became very sick with sore throat and fever. Have been sick for over a week.

Related Reading: sore throat | fever

Comment from: SGReese, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: January 27

The treatment was expensive and I never felt any better. the shots also left alot of bruising.


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