"IN THE BEGINNING WHEN I WAS SICK, I SEARCHED FOR RECOVERY STORIES ALL THE TIME."
I had Dysport for the first time in November 2018. I was very sick! My symptoms started within 2 hours and progressively got worse. However, I feel like I am almost 100% better. I just wanted to give you some hope. In the beginning when I was sick, I searched for recovery stories all the time. If you're sick, I know how you feel!
After receiving my injections, within an hour I felt like my throat was closing. Within the next week, I was nauseated, diarrhea, head pressure, dizziness, anxiety, insomnia, internal shakes, fatigue, no appetite, a heavy feeling in my forehead, weak neck and back muscles (with a constant popping sensation in my neck). I also had inability to workout or really even walk much. I had chills but no fever. During the first few weeks, I mostly went from the bed to the couch. I lost 15 pounds. My injector said that I was getting the flu. I ended up going to another doctor and he said the Dysport went systemic. I basically had full blown botulism. He prescribed me Xanax to help with the anxiety attacks. It also helped me sleep. I felt better each week starting around month 4 months post. During this time, I had to cancel vacations I had planned and get help with taking care of my kids. It was rough. Time is the only cure with this illness. Also, I was not myself for almost a year. Since then, I have flown to Nashville, Turks and Caicos with my family. I feel normal again. I can now even jump on the trampoline with my kids and run again on the treadmill! I couldn’t do any of that for 10-12 months. When I would try in the first 4-5 months, I would have breathing issues. But, mostly my breathing issues where when I was trying to sleep. I would literally wake up gasping for air! Then I couldn’t walk very far because, of fatigue and an inability to breathe deep. - Anonymous