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Statgeek
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   Posted 7/28/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
The botox injections have put my neck in severe pain.  It has been 11 days and it is still very bad.  I tried to take it easy today, but had problems with research data.  Went to a meeting 2 hour round trip drive.  came home and picked tomatoes from my garden.  bending over while holding my own head up has done me in.  This is because of the botox, somehow.  I have had this problem ever since.  My neck and shoulders are in spasms.
 
I am in a lot of pain.  Tomorrow is the interview.  If I am in pain, I will be in fog.  If I take oxycodone, I fear being in a drug hangover tomorrow.  Tramadol and motrin don't touch the pain.  I had the same problem saturday night.  I am going to take a half an oxycodone now so it will wear off by morning; and drink coffee tomorrow to help with that.
 
Please pray.  I cannot blow this interview tomorrow. 
 
Sue

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   Posted 7/28/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
{{{{Sue}}}}

Oh, how awful! I did not know that botox could cause these kinds of problems. What were the injections for? (Sorry, I've only heard of botox being used cosmetically)

I will absolutely pray for you tonight and tomorrow. I do hope you wake up in less pain tomorrow and that you are able to get through your interview. Please let us know how things go for you when you can.

{{{more hugs}}}
~Danielle
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Statgeek
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   Posted 7/28/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
The botox is for muscle spasms. In addition to fibro, I have myofacial pain syndrome and arthritis in my neck. The botox was for the myofascial pain. It supposedly paralyzes the muscles. Sometimes the muscles tighten up more at first. After 11 days, I thought it would have eased by now.

Sue

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   Posted 7/28/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue,

You concentrate on relaxing and letting those muscles calm down. With all of our good wishes and prayers you will do fine at the interview....I just know you will!

Prayers and best wishes for you dear friend,
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Littlesrebel
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   Posted 7/28/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Botox is so dangerous.  skull I've never heard of that for pain in the neck.  Botox has short and longterm effects.

I hope you passed your interview. smilewinkgrin


Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 7/29/2009 10:43:08 AM (GMT-6)


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/29/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
They do use botox for muscular pain.  Here is a site about it.  If you google it, you will see many sites about it.
 
 
Sue, just try to relax.  I'm sure you will do just great! 
 
Sherrine


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Statgeek
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   Posted 7/29/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for praying and sending good thoughts.
 
I did the interview today.  I was not hung over with meds.  At one point they asked me a question about where else I might apply and I told them that I had considered applying to work with somebody at UC Santa Cruz, but , uh, . . . it's gone, completely blank - can't remember her name.  Everyone laughed and said I would remember 15 minutes after I drove off.    The interview went good.  This is a second interview, I guess.  The first one was an offer to volunteer, then I got the offer to apply to work for pay; and asked to meet the grad students.  I really liked them all and had a nice time with them.   I should hear within a week.
 
Best, 
Sue

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   Posted 7/29/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I bet you are glad that is over with!  Please let us know what you find out.  I hope all works out the way you want it to.
 
Sherrine
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 7/29/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Sue, it sounds like it went very nicely. Even w/ going blank, I think everyone handled it properly. Hard to believe, but even ppl w/o FMS forget things. I think that is why so many ppl don't understand why we get upset w/ 'The Fog' setting in on us. I'm sure that your interviewers are aware  this is stressful for anyone. It sounds like you handled yourself well and have a very good chance of getting this position. Keep thinking positive thoughts, I AM!
 
How are you feeling now, has your pain lessened? Hopefully, this is the beginning of good things coming your way.
 
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 7/29/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad your interview went well, Sue and hope you get the position.  Good job!  I have a friend who has to have botox injections for somekind of neurological twitch on the right side of his face.  Actually, he was fired from a high paying job because a woman accused him of sexual harrassment...she thought he was continually 'winking' at her.  Anyway, he is always in a great deal of pain afterward.  I hope you are feeling better and the shot is now working.
 
Hugs
Donna
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 7/29/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue,

I am so happy to hear your interview went well! It's funny because my hubby had to work the day shift today and so got up really early, and as I was laying in bed in a half sleep daze, I thought about you and said a little prayer for you and your pain and interview right then. It's funny how our online world works it's way into our "real" world sometimes!

Anyway..congrats again and I hope you get the position!!

{{{{hugs}}}}
~Danielle
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Ceeka
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   Posted 7/29/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Statgeek

I'm new here and so sorry to hear you've been feeling bad. The only info I can offer is that I know that some people with fibromyalgia have some drug and chemical sensitivities. After ending up with chronic pancreatitis because of a sensitivity to prednisone, I am now very cautious about taking any drug unless my life depends on it. I also have chemical sensitivities which means I cannot inhale fumes from things like turpentine or cleaning products. Just my thoughts for what they're worth. Good luck with the job outcome!

Statgeek
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ceeka, welcome to the forum. I understand what you mean about not wanting to take drugs. I am cautious, too. The botox was supposed to alleviate pain for a long time without drugs. I think I am having a rare side effect when the muscle is weakened too much. I cannot bend over and hold up my own head.

Thank you for the nice thoughts. I am sure you will like everyone here on the forum. They are a great group of people.
Sue
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