Cervical dystonia and pregnancy

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Jazzy83
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   Posted 8/17/2011 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!

6 months ago I was diagnosed with cervical dystonia and have had one Botox injection.
I am wanting to start a family and have stopped treatment however I am in terrible pain. The neurologist advised it can improve or get worse during pregnancy, just wondering if anyone can advise how they were during pregnancy with no treatment?

Chutz
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   Posted 8/18/2011 1:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jazzy,

I wish I had an answer for you but I'm a bit past the age of having babies. We have a large number of younger people who I'm sure will be by to give you their story and to see how they can help.

In the mean time I'd like to welcome you to the Chronic Pain forum. I'm glad you decided to join in~
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   Posted 8/18/2011 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   

 

      Good morning Jazzy!

           I wanted to bump this thread back up to the top for you, since I had locked the other one.

      Again I welcome you here to the CP forum! I too!... wish I could help you with this question, but I'm afraid I have nothing to offer you in the way of information.

     One thing you might consider doing is to use the search button and see if this topic has been discussed before.

       Take care, and enjoy the forum!

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   Posted 8/18/2011 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
 
         Jazzy, just a little added suggestion...
 
     I'm glad to see that you have a neurologist involved in you're treatment, and understand that you are not pregnant at this time,...but you may want to see if your neurologist will have a phone discussion with your obstetrician to see if they can come to some agreement about the best treatment for your cervical pain. Balancing the benefit and risks of your medication/treatment might need to involve both your neurologist and obstetrician.
 
     From what I have read, there should be no harmful effects of the Botox to you're unborn child, since it only affects the muscle at the site of injection. However, I also understand that is not really you're question, ...and that you are concerned about the neck pain.
 
    I think I would visit with an OB, and see if there is really a need for you to quit the Botox treatment, especially if it is giving you some relief.
 
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 8/18/2011 8:46:50 AM (GMT-6)

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