EVALINE'S STORY: "STOP- I FEEL LIKE I AM GOING TO PASS OUT."
Hi, my name is Evaline. I’m a 26 year old mother of two children, (4 and 1 1/2) and I suffer from terrible migraines. My cousin and aunt suggested I look into Botox for migraines because it has helped them tremendously.
On January 21st, I had a consultation appointment. I was not expecting to get Botox that day and in rushing, I forgot to eat right away. The doctor sent me to the office with my prescription to get injected that same day. Everything was going well at first, until out of nowhere I passed out for around 15 seconds. Never checking my blood pressure or anything else, the injecting doctor just asked if I was ok. I told him “I feel ok, but I did forget to eat”. We both agreed that this was probably the cause of me passing out.
Since the first injection, a total of 185 units to my face, head, neck, shoulders, and back of my head, became extremely sensitive. Almost like a giant bruise- but I pushed through. Fast forward to April for round two. I made sure to sugar, carb, and salt-load so passing out wouldn’t happen again. I picked up my other bottle of Botox and went to my appointment. Upon injecting my forehead, (I think it was 11 injections), I started to feel funny. The doctor sat the bed directly upright and proceeded to inject behind my ear. I told him, “Stop- I feel like I am going to pass out." Sure enough, I did, but this time I had a 15-second seizure. I ended up falling off of the medical bed. The next thing I knew, I was awake on the floor.
Afterwards, the doctor never checked me for a concussion, my blood pressure, my pulse or anything else! I have a bulged disc in my back and since I fell onto the hard floor, it has been giving me grief again. Lately, I have been getting extremely dizzy. I have passed out twice since my second injection. I have an appointment to see my GP soon. I really hope that he can help me.
Thank you for reading my story. I just hope that it can help someone else.