A serious Botox complication – what to do now?
Dear readers, everyone, please make sure your doctors are board certified! In my opinion, only board certified neurologists should be injecting Botox for headaches. I’m hoping this complication, a very unfortunate one (even if temporary), was not due to the doctor’s lack of qualifications.
Please, please, please check to make sure your doctors are board certified in their specialties. There are unfortunately no laws in the US and many parts of the world that prevent doctors from pretending to be a dermatologist or a headache doctor (neurologist), when they are in fact an ER doctor or an anesthesiologist or have barely graduated from medical school. Be careful! Learn how to find a good dermatologist and which questions you should ask.
In your situation, the injection can’t be undone, but getting a second opinion about what to do for the next 3 months from a neurologist, and possibly a physical therapist, could be very helpful.
Hope this helps, Dr. I
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