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Review: could Botox cause Nightmares?

Summary: Nightmares could be caused by Botox, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lamictal, and have Migraine.

We study 12,776 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Nightmares. Find out below who they are, when they have Nightmares and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 12,762 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 16 people (0.13%) have Nightmares. They amount to 0.02% of all the 83,172 people who have Nightmares on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nightmares in Botox reports

Time on Botox when people have Nightmares * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nightmares100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nightmares when taking Botox * :

FemaleMale
Nightmares88.89%11.11%

Age of people who have Nightmares when taking Botox * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nightmares0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%42.86%21.43%14.29%21.43%

Severity of Nightmares when taking Botox ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Nightmares ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (5 people, 31.25%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 25.00%)
  3. Skin wrinkling (4 people, 25.00%)
  4. Blepharospasm (4 people, 25.00%)
  5. Headache (3 people, 18.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (6 people, 37.50%)
  2. Cymbalta (5 people, 31.25%)
  3. Neurontin (5 people, 31.25%)
  4. Simvastatin (5 people, 31.25%)
  5. Synthroid (5 people, 31.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • I will wake up from my sleep and see things or I will have severe nightmares.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I began to have muscle and joint pain and burning in muscles 1 month after my botox injection. I have a positive RA factor. It is now 5 months after botox injection and I am in severe pain.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Nightmares more frequently since starting Flecainide about 1 1/2 years ago. The dreams vary in intensity and seem to be less on days when I have been very active and tired at bed time.

    Reply

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