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Hello, my name is Laura, I am 32 years old. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children. I am married to a loving husband. I study and work part time.

17 days ago, I made one of the worst decisions of my life. I allowed someone to inject my face with one of the most deadliest toxins known to man. I had 6 injections on each side of my eyes, a total of 50 units of Botox. Immediately afterwards I felt fine. That evening I felt ok. I had a slight headache, I went to bed and didn't sleep well.

The next night I started to feel nauseated and had a terrible headache. I went to bed that evening feeling exhausted, but I couldn't sleep. I was experiencing muscle spasms all over my body, achy joints, tingling feelings, and anxiety. This and the insomnia continued for days.

On the 3rd day, both of my cheeks and underneath my eye area drooped. I am very upset by how this looks since, it will last for months before (hopefully) going back to normal.

After researching and putting my pictures online, on a website called Real Self. (It's where surgeons answer people's medical questions.) I discovered that the drooping was either due to the injections being done too low on my face, or the Botox spreading to the Zygomatic muscles, causing everything to droop. Anyway- I arranged to see the 5 star plastic surgeon who had done my Botox, to tell him about how poor i was feeling and to point out the obvious cheek Ptosis. To my amazement, he couldn't "see" my droopy cheeks. He couldn't see what myself, husband and mother all could see. He also had never heard of illness being related to Botox.

The next day after another night of only 1-3 hours sleep and reading similar horror stories online, I became seriously scared. I went to my G.P. who sent me to a day assessment clinic. They took blood and did simple OBS which checks for basic stability, but all was okay- apart from my inflammation markers being higher than usual. The final word was that the N.H.S. doesn't really know much about Botox and if i did have a negative reaction, there would be no way for them to tell.

In the days ahead, I started to sleep better. I had broken, strange dreams, but at least I was sleeping. I started to get brain fog during the day and I was still having muscle spasms. 12 days later, I arranged to see a homeopath who was also a healer, because at that point- what did I have to loose? He had a 3 month waiting list, but could hear how genuinely upset I was, so he saw me after his closing hours on that Saturday.

He gave me homeopathic medicine to help with nerve regrowth. He also did a healing. I completely understand that this isn't for everyone. I myself was skeptical. I won't go into the details, but after I left I felt so much better in myself. The fogginess was lifted.

Now 17 days after Botox, I am sleeping better. I'm still having muscle spasms, feeling generally tired and unwell. I don't know how I will be from here. But- I am hopeful. I pray to God to help me get better. I pray for all the other women out there suffering, because we made a silly decision.

Since this all began, I have been eating healthfully, I saw a healer, I am taking homeopathic medicine. I have started taking Black Seed Oil. I have had acupuncture, for my face muscles. I chew gum, use a Rio Face Toner to manually contract the muscles, since I can't. I am going start doing micro-current facials in a salon next week as well. I am also going to try massage and start exercising, as I heard it's good for getting the toxin out of your system faster.

For anyone else also suffering from Botox poisoning, I would recommend researching online, for information anywhere you can. Be open to trying new ways to heal your body. I truly wish everyone suffering a speedy recovery. Including myself.

Good luck,



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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