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    Deaths related to botox use

    I am at wit's end on what to do with my legs, as they are only getting tighter and tighter. My physio has suggested using botox because I refuse to go on baclofen. However, today I stumble across this news article and now I don't know what else I can do.

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i...l4gSAD8UMB3DG0


    I stand every day, and use my glider but it's only a temporary relief. I really can't go on any oral medication because it seems like I get every side effect known to mankind.

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    I believe the Botox thats killing, isn't the best stuff. The stuff given by real Dr's is safe. I know a few people who have had it done here.

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    I had botox put into the back of my legs to relax them. Nothing happened but everyone is different. I did meet a few people who had it done and none had any difference in the tightness of their legs. I should of saved it for the future when i get wrinkles anty
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiranA
    I am at wit's end on what to do with my legs, as they are only getting tighter and tighter. My physio has suggested using botox because I refuse to go on baclofen. However, today I stumble across this news article and now I don't know what else I can do.

    I stand every day, and use my glider but it's only a temporary relief. I really can't go on any oral medication because it seems like I get every side effect known to mankind.
    Hi Kiran ... The Botox issue is according to what I have been able to read/heard is related mainly to pediatric use in children (I guess that last part is redundant?) with cerebral palsy.

    This is just one source I have used as my personal insight:
    http://www.thestreet.com/s/fda-eyes-...FREE&cm_ite=NA

    As I understand it, this issue has to do with what might be a labeling issue that involves the possible over recommendation of the amount to be used based on the kilogram weight of the children. If I understood the information the recommended dosage may have been too high for children.

    The FDA is reviewing the labeling issues and no doubt all the study data, along with Allergan the producer. The severe and adverse reactions results have seen breathing difficulties and death result in this particular subset of users. Remember that any drug contraindication involving severe adverse outcomes will always be investigated and any contraindication must always be disclosed.

    I am not a strong follower of this therapy as I have never considered it for myself (okay ... I once thought about trying it for wrinkles ... vanity and late night television weakened me ... I didn't try it).

    If this treatment was important to me I would not rule it out and would have long discussions with my physicians.

    There will be lots more on this in the scientific community as well in the investment community as Allergan is a publicly traded company. William

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    Apparently botox has been in use safely for about 18 years.

    I believe the complication was with PEDs with CP.

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