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Re: SSRI's and permanent side effects

Posted by anne on May 4, 1999, at 21:06:26

In reply to Re: SSRI's and permanent side effects, posted by LJA on May 4, 1999, at 20:38:06


Didn't mean to sound so negative about the botox - I've been that route and I have mixed feelings about it. If blepharospasm is impacting your life to the point you are not reliable to drive then it sounds like it's time to give it a try. Understand it often takes several attempts to get the dose right, and a competent doc will not give the doses less than a few weeks apart to decrease the risk of building antibodies to the botox. If that happens it will cease to be effective for you and you will lose this option. Many with cervical dystonia use botox but very high doses are used in the large neck and back muscles and these people are most likely to develop antibodies over time. Consider saving the botox for your eyes only and trying other drugs for the cervical dystonia. Ask your doc how many times he has given botox and how many he currently treats. Especially with eyes, placement is crucial for a good result.

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