The DANGERS of BOTOX & FILLERS...
The same company Allergan, who make these toxic cancer causing silicone breast implants that nearly destroyed me, and possibly MILLIONS that have been harmed by these manufactures products, “makes Botox!” Let that one sink in? THANK ~YOU social media !!!!
Back in 2002, I was 32 years old, I decided to get Botox for my frown lines, as everyone I knew was doing it. I even heard about Botox parties! They probably still have them! Well, let me tell you, that experience was a pretty scary one! 30 min after my injection, I ended up laying in my bed with the biggest headache I’ve ever had in my life and I felt very off? Then came this charlie horse cramp down by my ankle, which started to form a ball and it kept getting bigger and climbing up towards my knee! That’s when my daughter heard me screaming and came running to me and she helped put pressure on my calf to try and stop it from travelling up towards my heart. It was very painful and it was getting bigger by the second… I don’t know if that was the right thing to do, but let me tell you, when you’re in distress you do anything…I was ready to call 911! It happened so quickly and the excruciating pain THANKFULLY only lasted about 3 min!
Over the next few months after my botox injection, I would get these weird cramps in that same leg. My foot would turn inward by itself and I would hit the floor. I would have to apply pressure and just rub it and breathe till it passed!
Looking back, I remember asking the doctor that day of my injection, “does Botox cross over into the bloodstream?” He said to me, NO it only stays in the muscle. Which was a lie! I went to see a homeopathic doctor and he told me, that Botox gets processed through the liver and I needed to do a detox to help remove it. Thankfully within a few months of detoxing with his homeopathic remedy, my symptoms slowly went away. Botox & Fillers & Breast implants are like playing Russian Roulette! I WILL embrace my wrinkles as they tell the story of who I am, where I’ve been and how I got to where I am.
HEALTH over Vanity…be YOU!!!!!
Heartbreaking video below~
FDA Warns Of Botox Death Risk Febuary 8 2008 CBS
The popular anti-wrinkle drug Botox and a competitor have been linked to dangerous botulism symptoms in some users, cases so bad that a few children given the drugs for muscle spasms have died, the U.S. government warned Friday.
The Food and Drug Administration's warning includes both Botox, a wrinkle-specific version called Botox Cosmetic, and its competitor, Myobloc, drugs that all use botulinum toxin to block nerve impulses, causing them to relax.
In rare cases, the toxin can spread beyond the injection site to other parts of the body, paralyzing or weakening the muscles used for breathing and swallowing, a potentially fatal side effect, the FDA said.
Botox is best known for minimizing wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles - but botulinum toxin also is widely used for a variety of muscle-spasm conditions, such as cervical dystonia or severe neck spasms.
The FDA said the deaths it is investigating so far all involve children, mostly cerebral palsy patients being treated for spasticity in their legs. The FDA has never formally approved that use for the drugs, but some other countries have.
However, the FDA warned that it also is probing reports of illnesses in people of all ages who used the drugs for a variety of conditions, including at least one hospitalization of a woman given Botox for forehead wrinkles.
The FDA would not say exactly how many reports it is probing.
"We're not talking hundreds. It's a relative handful," said Dr. Russell Katz, FDA's neurology chief.
But the agency warned that patients receiving a botulinum toxin injection for any reason - cosmetic or medical - should be told to seek immediate care if they suffer symptoms of botulism, including: difficulty swallowing or breathing, slurred speech, muscle weakness, or difficulty holding up their head.
"I think people should be aware there's a potential for this to happen," Katz said. "People should be on the lookout for it."
Friday's warning came two weeks after the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen petitioned the FDA to strengthen warnings to users of Botox and Myobloc - citing 180 reports of U.S. patients suffering fluid in the lungs, difficulty swallowing or pneumonia, including 16 deaths.
Nor is it the first warning. The drugs' labels do warn about the potential for botulinum toxin to spread beyond the injection site and occasionally kill, but the warnings link that side effect to patients with certain neuromuscular diseases, such as myasthenia gravis.
That's what's different about these latest cases, said FDA's Katz: The botulism toxin seems to be harming people who don't have that particular risk factor. (Cerebral palsy involves a brain injury, not a disease.)
Still, the FDA cautioned that its investigation is in the early stages. It has asked Botox maker Allergan Inc. and Myobloc maker Solstice Neurosciences Inc. to provide additional safety records.
Allergan spokeswoman Caroline Van Hove said children with cerebral palsy receive far larger doses injected into their leg muscles than the doses given adults seeking wrinkle care.
In a statement, Solstice said it supports FDA's probe but stressed that the agency hasn't concluded the drug poses any new risk.
While the FDA said the problems may be related to overdoses, it also has reports of side effects with a variety of doses.
Public Citizen's Dr. Sidney Wolfe criticized FDA's warning as falling short. He asked that the agency order a black-box warning, the FDA's strongest type, be put on the drugs' labels and require that every patient receive a pamphlet outlining the risk before each injection.
"Every doctor needs to notified about this, every patient needs to be notified," Wolfe said. "Children are showing the way, unfortunately some dead children."
He said drug regulators in Britain and Germany last year required that sterner warnings be sent to every doctor in those countries.
"What we're saying is, nobody should be dying of Botox, and they wouldn't be dying if the government and the companies were doing a better job warning people," Wolfe said to CBS Early Show co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez.