Pain/Botox


Posted by Shelley Chambers , Jun 17,2001,13:46   Archive
I went to my manicurist this week, and she had just had cosmetic Botox all over her face! She said it wasn't painful because they numbed her face so much. I was distracted and I forgot to ask her how they did it. Does anyone have their face numbed first? Is there any reason why they don't do this for our type of Botox injections?
Shelley



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Re : Pain/Botox --- Shelley Chambers
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jun 17,2001,17:59 Top of Thread Archive
Shelly, EMLA cream can be used. Some doctors don't mention it as they feel that the injections are over quickly. It is a prescription and I assume that is what the cosmetic patients are using. It has to be applied starting about two hours before the injections are given. The cream needs to be applied very thickly and reapplied about every 15 minutes. It is a topical numbing cream. You would have to know where your injections would be given and apply to those areas. It shouldn't get in the eyes (it burns). I have some and used to use it for one spot that always hurt much worse than the others. You could also go into the doctors office early and have them apply it if they will. Some doctors offices have it on hand and others will write you a prescription for it. It does help and is certainly the thing to do if your injections are very painful. Everybody differs with this.
Ask your doctor for it.
Maybe others will comment on the use of the EMLA cream. Do you use it?
Does it help? Any other suggestions?


Shirley in AR. Just one of those little things that the doctors don't tell us about that is available.




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Re : Re: Pain/Botox --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Shanasy in IL , Jun 17,2001,18:38 Top of Thread Archive
Whenever you see a title of "Pain/Botox" you'll always be assured to see a posting from me!

I used the ELA-MAX cream which I was told was more effective and works faster than EMLA cream. Sorry but I gotta say I don't know if it made any difference - the botox was STILL excrutiatingly painful.

PS. Shirley, I forgot to answer a question you asked me awhile ago about how much Ativan I took for the shots and I think I took 1 1/2 pills which are 2mg. each I think. I know... Big Sis - that was a BAAAAAAD thing to do, but YOU weren't there to hold my hand! I stil don't know if I could ever go back and do it again. If I'd had Ativan to take the FIRST time, I would have never remembered how torturous it was at all!!!!! (Of course that is good I suppose since it keeps my motivation up for NOT doing botox.) I know...I'm a Pudin' Head!




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jun 17,2001,19:35 Top of Thread Archive
Yes, Puddin Head, I am shaking my head at you. I won't yell (too loud) at you this time. I really would go along and talk you through it if I could and hold your hand. Try taking just a little bit less. Please? For your big sis? I want you to remember getting your injections just not have it hurt. I'm not going to hold my breath, though. I know that even the thought of getting them, does you in. I really am sorry about your initial experience with the injections.

When I was a little girl and had to get shots (immunizations) I remember screaming and crying and 4 or 5 people having to hold me down. I was so terrified of them. Don't know why. So, I do understand your fear of them. I think that nursing was good for me in that respect as I came to understand how and why things were done. I was a much more compassionate nurse than a lot of others that I worked with due to past experiences.

Shirley in AR.




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Re : Re: Pain/Botox and OVERMEDICATING oneself --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Shanasy in IL , Jun 18,2001,12:04 Top of Thread Archive
Your "subject line" cracked me up!!!! Thanks for your encouragement and friendship! Hope your surgery is showing you much relief! I don't read much on the board, but I did look at your pictures (thanks for sharing those). They just about scared the blephs right out of me!



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Re : Re: Pain/Botox and OVERMEDICATING oneself --- Shanasy in IL
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jun 18,2001,13:48 Top of Thread Archive
That was my intention Shanasy. I didn't want people to rush right out and have it done without knowing what they were getting into. I went back the other day and looked at them and thought to myself "Did I really post those awful-looking pictures?"
Take care Shanasy.

Shirley in AR.




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Posted by Shanasy in IL , Jun 18,2001,14:24 Top of Thread Archive
I am sure glad you did. They were sure 'EYE OPENERS" (in more ways than one - lol!) - to say the least. Plus I am glad to have a face to your name now. When I think of you now, there won't be this blank space.



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Posted by kathy , Jun 18,2001,15:49 Top of Thread Archive
Shelly, i use the Emla cream but it took me at least 5 times before i used it right. it has to be reapplied many time and ahead of time, just as Shirley described and even then it doesn't help all that much, with me. i didn't know about the possibility of your injections not lasting as long!!! please more info on this. I took a tylenol #3 last time which helped more than anything. i actually heard the crunch of the needle going thru the layer of Emla. i think i must have a lot of scar tissue from so many injections; maybe that's why they hurt so much?



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Re : Pain/Botox --- Shelley Chambers
Posted by Joanne Matuzas , Jun 18,2001,16:07 Top of Thread Archive
Shelley, you had mentioned on an earlier post that you may be visiting
your brother here in San Diego in Aug and maybe we could arrange a
meeting. I answered on the board but didn't hear back from you.
If you'd like, you can e-mail me at jmatuzas@aol.com and let me know
when you will be down here and also where you are currently living.
Would like to hear from you. Regards, Joanne M. San Diego, CA



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