4 patient evaluations for Botulinum Toxin Type A with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Apr 28, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (My left arm became very weak. I could not use it to lift anything or even wash my hair. It wore of this past narch. Decided not to have any more injections., Weakness in left arm)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: The first 2 times that I received the Botox injections my arm was not rigid after being on it for 3 weeks. It wore off in three months so I had to go back for another injection. The third time I noticed that my arm was a little weak so we decreased my dosage this helped. Then in November of 2012 I received more injections including my shoulder at that time my arm was like I had a stroke I could not use it at all.. So in April 2013 we decided not to continue the Botox. I still have stiffness but I am able to use my arm .

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Nov 12, 2012 (Started Nov 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Excessive sweating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 units One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 11, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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May 30, 2008 (Started May 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 units Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a very painful treatment, at least for me it was. Perhaps I didn't have the best neuro doing the job.

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