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Botox Injections In Legs For Spasms
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:52 PM
hi i have had a horrible time with spasms and muscle tightness, my doctor has recently started to give me injections of botox in my muscles, i was wondering what people think of or have heard of this treatment, and if anyone out there is recieving the same thing??
Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:33 AM
Read the thread below, also use the search function and you will find more info..
Out of the gloom a voice said unto me, "Smile and be happy, things could be worse." So I smiled and was happy and behold things did get worse.
Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:28 PM
I was in the same position with spasm, went from good spasm to severe (due to neuropathy ), doc gave me two rounds of botox, 1200 and then 800 units, had no effect at all and ended up with a Baclofen pump a year later, and now that's coming out! can't win for losing, however every drug and or treatment modality effects everyone differently. Good luck
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:25 PM
I hear you. For me, i need three things to manage the spasms: 1) baclofen pump to relax muscles, 2) Botox to relax bladder, and 3) good diet to relax the bowel.
The baclofen pump works well on muscles but not so well on bladder spasms (at least not at the lower doses that work for muscles). Bladder spasms affect not only the bladder but also the rest of my body from T-8 down so I use Botox to relax my bladder (no side effect of constipation like ditropan). The third thing is to eat well to avoid constipation. Just like bladder spasms, bowel spasms affect my entire body from T-8 down. Eating foods that travel quickly through my body and do not bloat are the key.for me. I avoid gluten because it slows down my system and I avoid milk products because they create bloating. I use beano to relieve bloating when eating beans or other gassy foods.
I did not mention stretching. But I think everyone knows that.
After 28 years, I have found the solutions.that work for me. I hope you find your solutions. Just remember that the causes of leg spasms may be more than just one thing and so they may require more than just one solution.
Edited by Adil, 18 January 2013 - 09:36 PM.