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We are disappointed and shocked to learn that dozens of sea gulls found suffering or deceased in Huntington Beach this October tested positive for type A botulism. The exact cause is currently being investigated. The gulls that were still alive had illness so severe that they couldn't use their eyes properly. Ones that died were found to have enlarged hearts, livers, and other evidence of toxicity. (1.)

We wanted to bring this to your attention because, the type of botulinum, "type A" that has killed these sea gulls is the SAME type of botulinum that is responsible for the billion dollar worldwide injection industry. It's unbelievable to us that people continue to use botulinum A injections when the warning of toxin spread, leading to human botulism is listed right on the prescription label.

If you are injecting yourself with botulinum A and think that you are safe from contracting Iatrogenic Botulism Disease, then you are ignoring the warning label, and choosing to be misled. There is evidence to consider that Iatrogenic Botulism Disease happens at some level to every person that injects their body with botulinum A. The side effects of the disease may be subtle for some, which causes underreporting to doctors and the FDA. For others, they contract a debilitating, and life threatening disease that last for months, or years. Unfortunately, some people never recover or pass away from Iatrogenic Botulism Disease.

Listed below is a list of reported side effects from botulinum toxin injections:

(File section: Botox Dysport Side Effects Group, thank you for putting this together.)

Panic attacks, general anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, depersonalization, loss of emotion, confusion, irritability, brain fog, electrical zaps in the brain and other areas, sudden fainting, brain hypoxia, temporary paralyses, stroke, blurred vision, vision loss, dry eyes, drooping eyes, involuntary frowning, facial and eye twitching, involuntary body spasms, dry mouth, burning in the mouth, mouth ulcers, itching on the arms, head and back, vertigo, heart palpitations, irregular heart rhythms, hair loss, loss of libido, involuntary muscle spasms, feeling of something crawling under the skin, shortness of breath, forgetting to breathe, intense neck or jaw stiffness- pain and clenching, trigeminal nerve issues, numbness in the hands and feet, internal shaking, loud ringing in the ears, blocked or feeling of fullness in the ears, tight feeling around the head, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach issues, severe constipation, paralyzed bowel, appetite loss, bladder issues, hormonal imbalances, dry flaky skin, sleep issues- such as early waking/insomnia or general poor sleep, facial pain, extreme nerve pain, muscle atrophy, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, sensitivity to light, sounds or any sensory stimulation, sensitivity to many medications, supplements and some foods.

As state above, negative side effects to Botulinum toxin injections are often underreported. Many doctors refuse to acknowledge the symptoms above as a real illness- even after they affect the individual for a year or more. Many of the people who have suffered (like myself) were previously healthy prior to injections. Some were injected only once. ONCE- and became extremely ill. Everyone’s body processes the toxin differently. We have also heard from many people who did years of injections prior to becoming ill. Please read below about the this toxin's toxicity.

Botulinum toxin is the most acutely lethal toxin known. The estimated human median lethal (LD50) of type A toxin is 1.3–2.1 ng/kg intravenously or intramuscularly, 10–13 ng/kg when inhaled, or 1000 ng/kg orally. (2.) How big is one nanogram? A nanogram is a metric unit of mass. It is equal to 0.000000000001 gram, or one MILLIONTH of a Milligram. At Never Tox we want to know and understand: What is the UNIT definition for Botox? How many nanogram are in one Unit of Botox? (All we can find are estimates!) *This is unbelievable.*

  1. One Unit of BOTOX® corresponds to the calculated median lethal dose (LD50) in mice. The method utilized for performing the assay is specific to Allergan’s product, BOTOX®.

  2. Due to specific details of this assay such as the vehicle, dilution scheme and laboratory protocols for the various mouse LD50 assays, Units of biological activity of BOTOX® cannot be compared to nor converted into Units of any other botulinum toxin or any toxin assessed with any other specific assay method. Therefore, differences in species sensitivities to different botulinum neurotoxin serotypes precludes extrapolation of animal-dose activity relationships to human dose estimates. The specific activity of BOTOX® is approximately 20 Units/nanogram of neurotoxin protein complex. (3.)

As you can see, one crucial concern is the fact that one Unit of Botox is a "calculated median" of what the lethal dose is in mice. LD50 is the amount of toxin, given all at once to the subject, which causes death in 50% or half of the group of tested mice. What happens to the other half of the group of tested mice? Did they suffer from botulism disease, were they debilitated, did they eventually die? We have several unanswered questions! Then, the specific 'activity' of Botox CANNOT be measured in Units! So the biggest question is: What is the exact AMOUNT OF TOXIN it takes to cause human botulism? Does this spark your interest yet? It does ours! We truly hope that these facts cause people take a pause, and question if botulinum injections are actually safe? To us, it is clear that they are not. Please friends, do your research, follow the sources below and read the information for yourself. This toxin spreads past the injection site, and damages all body systems, which makes perfect sense because, botulinum is the most "acutely lethal substance" on the planet! It would only take 1 gram/1,000 mg of botulinum to kill one million people. *Think of taking two extra strength Tylenols- That is the amount of 1,000 mg! We will conclude this post with Injecting any amount of botulinum into your body, medically- or to temporarily smooth away a few beautifully earned (and totally normal) facial lines, is hands down the most foolish thing a person can do. Photo credit: Adam Grabek sources: (1.) Article: Or (2.) Arnon SS, Schechter R, Inglesby TV, Henderson DA, Bartlett JG, Ascher MS, Eitzen E, Fine AD, Hauer J, Layton M, Lillibridge S, Osterholm MT, O'Toole T, Parker G, Perl TM, Russell PK, Swerdlow DL, Tonat K (February 2001). "Botulinum toxin as a biological weapon: medical and public health management". JAMA. 285 (8): 1059–70. doi:10.1001/jama.285.8.1059. PMID 11209178. (3.) [Botox Prescription Label by Allergan]


Hi, thanks for stopping by!

My name is Gretch. I spend my free time studying botulinum and working with Iatrogenic Botulism sufferers. I have learned a lot and want to share what I have learned with you!

I have also been lucky to build friendships along the way with amazing people. The Botox Dysport Side Effects Support Group on Facebook is near and dear to my heart. They have been a huge support system and have taught me so much! 

I'm glad that you are here! I hope you found us *before* deciding to inject.  Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!

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