quirky changes with eyelashes after injections?


Posted by kathy , Apr 23,2001,17:28   Archive
does anyone else notice their eyelashes decide to have a life of their own after their injections? Like change the direction they are growing?



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Re : quirky changes with eyelashes after injections? --- kathy
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 23,2001,17:58 Top of Thread Archive
I can't see well enough to check, Kathy! Sometimes I feel they are extra strong/tough and seem to contact my eye - so perhaps they are growing differently after the injections - never thought about it before!

June in Toronto




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Posted by kathy , Apr 25,2001,10:48 Top of Thread Archive
yes they seem to grow stronger and dtermine the shape of the eyelid, some of mine turn downwards, the whole last period after my injections and now they are up or straight out. i am having such a hard time with ptosis this time it is definitely not funny. yesterday was hard, but I got some things done, today i am struggling to even keep my eyes open .this certainly is a lot different than the way they reacted last time. i'm going to have to do this BB in bits and pieces. this is all i can do now/



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Apr 24,2001,22:49 Top of Thread Archive
Before BEB and Botox I never went out of the house without makeup, especially mascara. Well.....blinking, spasms and watering didn't make a pretty site even with waterproof and then the Botox made my eyelashes droop downward, stick in my eyes and even made them fall out usually into my eyes. So much for eye make-up.....I've given up. It is too uncomfortable and messy to even try. It took me a while to accept this. Then after my partial myectomy my eyebrows are now suddenly an inch closer to my eyelids and my eye brows stick straight out! Oh well. Had to get over that too. Priority is keeping the eyes open and seeing now, not how my eyes have changed. But it is another weird thing I have to live with and deal with.



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Posted by kathy , Apr 25,2001,13:31 Top of Thread Archive
okay so you had this problem too. i don't think anyone else has mentioned this before. i find that wearing mascara is actually better for me as it trains the lashes upwards, helps keep cat hairs, dust, etc. out of them as a sort of sheild. the eyelashes turning completely upside down sort of startled me.



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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Apr 25,2001,10:28 Top of Thread Archive
Yes, I have noticed that and have wondered if it were a result of botox. Sometimes-not every time- after my injections I have an eyelash that grows under and hurts the inside corner of my right eye. My husband uses a penlight and tweezers (luckily he is a nurse) and pulls it out.



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Posted by kathy , Apr 25,2001,13:35 Top of Thread Archive
i think i've had that happen before also. okay thanks for the support all of you, ineeded it. nothing is ever the same with this thing.



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Posted by caroline donald (bH,caroline donald), Apr 25,2001,14:54 Top of Thread Archive
my daughter suggested using an eye lash curler . . .nothing to get in the eyes and it would probably make the eyes appear larger (which I definately need now). Of course, you would have to 'catch' the lashes first.



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Apr 25,2001,21:27 Top of Thread Archive
I had used an eye lash curler since a teenager and it just doesn't work any more, too many going in too many directions. The eye lashes hurt worse when they get in my eyes if I have on mascara and it ends up all under my eyes. Not worth it. Dark glasses and it doesn't matter. It is better to feel good than look good (for me). Years ago I stopped wearing shoes that hurt and anything that is not comfortable. "You feel marvelous."
Delaine in TN who thinks high heels, pointed toe shoes, and neckties should be against the law.

--modified by Delaine Inman at Wed, Apr 25, 2001, 21:30:34




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Posted by kathy , Apr 27,2001,13:32 Top of Thread Archive
that's definitely too close for comfort for me. my mother used one for years and has very few eyelashes left. nice sugection though.



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Posted by Bob Gardner , Apr 26,2001,23:35 Top of Thread Archive
I don't have the eyelash problem but I do have a bit of a problem with my eyelids turning inside out. They go right back easily enough, but it happens when I am washing my face so I get plenty of soap in my eyes.
This only happens when the botox is working at it's maximum.



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Posted by kathy , Apr 27,2001,13:35 Top of Thread Archive
i had that problem once. it happened in the middle of the night and i thought i would die, it hurt so badly. does this happen in the period your eyes are adjusting to your injections, or several weeks after you've had them?



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Posted by Bob Gardner , Apr 28,2001,01:37 Top of Thread Archive
It happens several weeks after the injections and will continue to happen between one and two months. It's funny that I checked the board tonight, I just finished my shower and had a heck of a time getting all the soap out of my eyes. My lids didn't turn inside out but just wouldn't close completely when I washed my face.



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Apr 28,2001,08:41 Top of Thread Archive
Since I've been getting Botox, I can only use Baby shampoos and very mild cleansers around eyes, otherwise IT HURTS! So no eyelash curlers, mascara, eyeliners and only Almay products and Baby shampoo and cleansers around the eyes. Mostly I just wear a smile on my face and forget anything else when I want to look good and feel my best. My purse has eye drops, 2 other pairs of glasses, lip gloss and lipstick(which I seldom wear)and a small hair brush(but there is no way I can have a good hair day after I take off a cap or hat so I seldom take them off and the brush just takes up space). If you had told me 3 years ago this would be the way it is, I wouldn't have believed it.



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Re: Even water is difficult

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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Apr 28,2001,13:52 Top of Thread Archive
My eyes spasm shut for what feels like an eternity but is probably only a few seconds after I get water in them. We live in a master-planned community with a pool, tennis, golf,etc. Last summer I took my girls swimming several days a week. With kids jumping in and playing around it's almost impossible not to get splashed. My daughter who had just turned 5 told a complete stranger at the pool that "if my mom gets water in her eyes it takes her 3 minutes to open them again." I'm sure she thought she was nuts! I just bought some heavy duty dark tinted goggles to try for this year. I sure hope that will help because swimming is the optimal thing for us to do during the hot Texas summer days-free since we already pay dues and close by since I can't drive them around too much these days.



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Surfing is difficult

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Posted by Andrew karter (andrew karter,Andrew karter), Apr 28,2001,18:12 Top of Thread Archive
I just received a Botox treatment right before a Hawaii vacation. I had substantial ptosis in one eye...but the other eye was doing great. However I went surfing (one-eyed) AND....just like with Kelly...the wave hitting my face closed that other eye....it was a major bummer. The worse was with that one eye (holding open only occassionally), I couldn't judge the distance, speed or size of on-coming waves (yikes!). I had to ask neighboring surfers to let me know when the good waves were coming. Kind of got used to it.

Despite that drag...this is the first time the Botox really seems to have worked well. The ptosis lasted about 3 weeks, and now I feel back to normal (driving is great, etc). It was double my previous dose, so I guess the ptosis was worth it. I just hope it lasts more than one month (as it always has previously).

Back to work and missing Hawaii!
Aloha!
Andy




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Posted by kathy , May 01,2001,05:56 Top of Thread Archive
my eys are alwasy worse for quite awhile after my shower, from the water. i also think it is irritation from heavily chlorinated water.



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Posted by kathy , May 01,2001,05:59 Top of Thread Archive
i have used the Almay mascara for years now as it does not irritate my eyes and the others did.



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