Botox for Pelvic floor dysfunction

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IIWII
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   Posted 2/17/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone ever had Botox injections for Pelvic floor dysfunction?  If so, can you let me know what your experience was like, I am considering this treatment.  Much thanks!

Chutz
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   Posted 2/17/2011 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi IIWWII and Welcome to the forum!

I don't have this condition but I did some reading and researching around the internet and it seems that Botox is being used for pelvic floor dysfunction with reasonable results. It was a bit hard to find good articles and personal stories that seemed valid but for the most part it's not that uncommon. I know about 2 years ago my doctor asked if I'd like to consider Botox for the muscle pain in my neck/shoulders. In my situation I didn't care to go that route for that particular situation but if it were something that wasn't going away then I would consider it.

Has your doctor offered the treatment? Or are you thinking of asking about it? It surely doesn't hurt to talk about it and I think you're doing the right thing by seeing if others have had the same treatment. Good luck and keep us posted...

Hugs,
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IIWII
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   Posted 2/18/2011 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have been offered this form of treatment for my Pelvic Floor dysfunction. Since it is an off label use, I would like to find someone who has had this treatment so I can find out what their experience was like (did it help them, did they think it was worth having done, did they need repeat doses, etc.)

MsBunky
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   Posted 2/18/2011 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had two rounds of Botox injections into the psoas muscle, to try to alleviate my chronic pelvic pain. The doctors aren't 100% sure what is causing the pain, but they did determine that I have a number of extremely painful trigger points that are hard as a diamond. The two rounds of Botox helped me only mildly and without long lasting results. The actual procedure wasn't horrible but it wasn't a picnic for me either. Even with extra numbing, I still felt pain during the injection - it felt like a deep flame down into the muscles in my leg. It didn't last long, but for me, it was really uncomfortable and it made me cry. Also, they asked me to go painkiller free for 24 hours before the procedure, so they would be able to tell easier if it helped. That was the worst part of the whole thing, and I was in so much pain that morning.

Now, in addition to my pelvic pain, I also have hip problems - on my right side, the top of the femur doesn't fit into the hip socket properly so I have bone rubbing against bone, and all the tissues in that area have been shredded - plus there's a bone spur. My doctors suspect that because my hip is out of whack (and the left one is too, but not as severe), it could be causing or adding to the pelvic pain I have. They think that the hip is causing everything else to be thrown out of alignment, which does make sense. Despite the Botox, I did NOT get any lasting relief, so this strengthened that idea as well. I am currently waiting (and waiting and waiting and waiting) to get an appointment with an Orthopedic Surgeon to discuss options re: the hip. Until that is fixed, we have no idea if the pelvic pain will get better or worse.

The Botox is quite expensive (at least it was in Calgary and I had to fight to get my benefits company to pay for it) but many people do get great relief. Personally, I think if you can afford it, it's worth at least trying once. I hope if you do, you have great results with it.

Good luck!

Pam

Edited to correct grammar.

Post Edited (MsBunky) : 2/18/2011 7:57:52 PM (GMT-7)


augustgirl
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   Posted 7/2/2011 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you still interested in feedback regarding Botox injections for pelvic pain? I went through two rounds Sept 2009 and Jan. 2010.

Ros
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   Posted 2/27/2012 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi just last week I had botox for pelvic floor dysfunction,all went well a little tender but nothing to complain about no need for pain reliefor anything, can`t say wether it has been succesful yet as I suppose it needs time to settle down.At the moment I just feel quite a bit of pressure in my back end hopefully this will recede shortly, I hope so anyway not painful though just have to wait and see as it`s only 4 days since the procedure.

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   Posted 2/28/2012 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ros, would you mind starting an intro post of your own here at the forum? That way everyone can see it and give you a proper hello and welcome aboard. By posting on one that is several months old not many will see this.

I would like very much if you could keep us informed on how you are doing as this is a condition that keeps popping up and we need all the good input we can get.

Thanks for your help.
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jwrn
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   Posted 9/26/2012 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!
Newbie here! I have been diagnosed with IC/PFD. I recently had botox injections in my pelvic floor. I am considering it in my bladder also. I really couldn't tell much differency, but my physical therapist thought some of the muscles felt "softer". Hopefully it will eventually help. My insurance stated they would pay for it (but I have not received a bill yet). I know that insurance will pay for it in the bladder, as there has been some new research out there. It is a depressing disease. I feel like I am on way too many medications, and I feel horrible all of the time.

straydog
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   Posted 9/26/2012 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jwrn, you have posted here on a very old thread that has not had any activity in quite a while. None of these folks are active here at the forum any longer either.

We like for new members to make their own intro post to the forum so that all members will see it and be able to stop by and say hello and welcome aboard.

To start a new post click on "Post New Topic, type in a heading and click again and start typing. Look forward to getting to know you.....Susie
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Lenora
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   Posted 9/11/2013 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had botox injections and it is the only thing that has helped me, the first one was done in the doctors office as I had no insurance at the time, had previously had trigger point injectinos with lidocaine, it was about the same, endurable, had the last one in the hospital and was under anesthesia so felt nothing, am going in again on 9/23/2013 the effects last about 3 months, am going to see a pain doctor to see about getting marinol, and a specialist to find out if i also have pudendal neuralgia, am hanging in there but it is very difficult and lonely
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