botox injections to the eyelids.


Posted by Tricia Campbell (tricia campbell,Tricia Campbell), Feb 27,2002,14:45   Archive
Hi everyone, I haven't posted since before Christmas, but promised to let you all know how things were going. I have just had my second lot of botox and have had good relief. My eyes do not squeeze so aggressively although they still close uppredictably for seconds at a time,and sometimes I can only see thru 'slits' with my head back, especially when driving. Do you think injections to the eyelids will help with this? Thanks to you all. Tricia from the UK, where we have had gales force winds and rain for the past week.



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Re : botox injections to the eyelids. --- Tricia Campbell
Posted by Delaine Inman , Feb 28,2002,10:15 Top of Thread Archive
A doctor who has great technique can give some injections above the eyelid, but must really know what they are doing to prevent ptosis. Botox diffuses too badly for me to get it anywhere above my eyelids. I will get full blown ptosis to mild drooping everytime no matter who gives it. So your answer is Yes,Maybe.



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Posted by Tricia Campbell (tricia campbell,Tricia Campbell), Feb 28,2002,13:13 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks Delaine, I guess this is why my neurologist doen't give injections to the eyelid, although he said he would refer me to someone who may be able to do this if I didn't get much relief. Injecting the muscles around the eyes has really helped, but I guess I still dream of being able to drive or watch TV without feeling stressed or frustrated, or both. I think I have to try! I wonder, is some degree of ptosis always experienced if the eyelid is injected?

Thanks again to you all for all your help and support. You are all an inspiration to me, coping with many more problems than I have with such good humour. Tricia from the U.K. where it is still raining.




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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Feb 28,2002,13:53 Top of Thread Archive
I get injections in the corners of the upper lids each time with no ptosis but I haven't gotten them in the center of the lid before.
Kelly



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 01,2002,05:38 Top of Thread Archive
Tricia, i did get injections from one doctor close to the base of the eyelashes in the uppur lid. It was far too painful for me to handle. There really isn't anyway to numb that are. I don't seem to get upper lid injections lately. I definitely get a fluctuation, ptosis period of time , where my eye muscle try to stablize themselves, along with a pulling feeling that hurts, not every time but enough for it to be a problem



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