Yes, I have gotten botox injections. But I don't get them for fibro, they are for the myofascial pain. the muscles in my neck and shoulders and down my front and back about 4 inches are continually in spasm. I am not sure if they help or not because initially the pain from the shots is so intense I cannot function for a few days. The it subsides to horrible but I can get out of bed and stays that way for about a week. After that I don't know if the pain is better than before the shots or just finally stops hurting from the shots so it feels better . . .
I get about 8 or 9 shots with $800 worth of botox in the back of my neck and shoulders and I never have to wear a collar. But I do have to sit in the waiting room to make sure I don't pass out or something.
My doc wants to give me a nerve block for the pain in my tailbone. My neck has been hurting a lot more lately, too. I am working furiously on getting my master's thesis done and do not want to take the time off being in pain, so I have not gone back for more shots.
Hara says: I hope your doctor doesn't move on you or go out of business. I had a couple good dr's, one move and the other took a job closer to her home. Now I have crap for a dr. I can't wait til I can find a new doctor.