28 patient evaluations for Botulinum Toxin Type A

Nov 1, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pain in leg(s), extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks, I couldn't bear weight on my leg., burning pain at injection site)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: burning pain at injection site, I couldn't bear weight on my leg., pain in leg(s), extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pain in leg(s), extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks, burning pain at injection site)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It initially was very effective but the last treatment left me unable to bear weight and extreme pain. I had to increase my muscle relaxant and am no longer taking Botox every 3 months. On Hold for now- will start again only if needed.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: burning pain at injection site, I couldn't bear weight on my leg., pain in leg(s), extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks

Jun 22, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks, burning pain at injection site)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I highly recommend this for severe rigidity and pain. It has really improved my quality of life. I will continue as long as I can afford to.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: burning pain at injection site, I couldn't bear weight on my leg., pain in leg(s), extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks

Jun 11, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I definitely think it was well worth trying. Its effectiveness lasted nearly 3 months for me so it can be costly. If I hadn't tried it I would not be able to participate in the exercise program I am in and I think I wouldn't be very active mobility wise without it. Next week I will have my injections and am really looking forward to eat as I am back to constant back pain and my gait is becoming more rigid again. I am going to request a higher dosage hoping it will relax my leg even more this round.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: burning pain at injection site, I couldn't bear weight on my leg., pain in leg(s), extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks

May 9, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This treatment is costly but definitely worth the money. It was a bit tender in the area injected for a couple weeks but other then that I was so happy with the ability to straighten my leg on my awakening in the morning without having to massage and exercise my leg. I actually was pain free in my lower back for about 6 weeks and even now have miniml discomfort.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: burning pain at injection site, I couldn't bear weight on my leg., pain in leg(s), extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks

Apr 11, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: definitely worth having if you have considerable amount of rigidity and pain
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: burning pain at injection site, I couldn't bear weight on my leg., pain in leg(s), extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks

Mar 20, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: burning pain at injection site, I couldn't bear weight on my leg., pain in leg(s), extreme tenderness along inner thigh for about 3 weeks

  • 3 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for foot drop)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 units Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: the BOTOX worked for me. It really reduced the tightness and cramping in my calves and help with foot drop. I am now using AFO's to help with the foot drop and improve gait.

Jan 26, 2011 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for foot drop)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 units Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: Got my shot yesterday, 4 in each calf, 100 mg each leg.

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for foot drop)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 units Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: I can tell really start to tell when the three months is coming up. My calves are a lot more spastic, and I have a propensity to trip/fall more. The VA this last treatment in October. Kinda of frequed them out on how much botox I get. Previously I had been getting treatment at the Mellen Center at CCF. The cost of my care has taken me to the VA. I will see the Docs at the Mellen Center periodically.

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for foot drop)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 units Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: I had injections on 4/16/10. A little over 3 months. In the last three weeks or so I noticed increased foot drop and tripping. Falling 4 times in htat three weeks. Next treatment is scheculed for Oct 26th. Its been about 18 hours adn I see benefit already. Right calf (bad one) more jittery/crampy during shots-very bearable.

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for foot drop)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 units Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: This was my third treatment. The dosage was increased by a hundred units in each calf since the January 2010 treatment. 150left 250right. Walking was improved within a few hours.

  • 2 helpful marks

Nov 16, 2009 (Started Jul 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for disordered muscle tension (dystonia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle weakness, injection site pain, muscle aches, burning sensation in muscle)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: injection site pain, burning sensation in muscle, muscle aches, muscle weakness

  • 1 helpful mark
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