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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


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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