Review: could Botox cause Nightmares?
Summary: Nightmares is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Migraine.
We study 12,792 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.
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Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin. (latest outcomes from Botox 12,976 users)
Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Nightmares 14,120 patients)
On Nov, 30, 2014: 12,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 16 people (0.13%) have Nightmares.
Time on Botox when people have Nightmares * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Nightmares when taking Botox * :
Age of people who have Nightmares when taking Botox * :
Severity of Nightmares when taking Botox ** :
How people recovered from Nightmares ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Migraine (5 people, 31.25%)
- Bipolar disorder (4 people, 25.00%)
- Skin wrinkling (4 people, 25.00%)
- Blepharospasm (4 people, 25.00%)
- Headache (3 people, 18.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (6 people, 37.50%)
- Cymbalta (5 people, 31.25%)
- Neurontin (5 people, 31.25%)
- Simvastatin (5 people, 31.25%)
- Synthroid (5 people, 31.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can you have botox injections in face when taking votrient
(Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Renal Cell Carcinoma Stage Iv, and takes Botox Cosmetic)
I would like to know if anyone taking Votrient has had cosmetic Botox injections. If so have you had any reaction?
- Has anyone experienced getting perioral dermatitis after botox injections?
(Asked by a 33 year old woman who has Perioral Dermatitis, and takes Botox)
Approx. 1 year ago perioral dermatitis on my face occured.
My skin was always very nice and quite resistant.
Never suffered from eczema, acne or anything like that.
When I tried to figure out the reason, the only thing, which comes on my mind is, I had had botox injections about month before my dermatitis started. Has anyone experienced sth similar? Thanks Adela
- Can botox for migraines cause sleep apnea?
(Asked by a 60 year old man who has Had Botox Injections For Migraine Relief, Now My Throat Is Closing Up While Sleeping, and takes Botox)
I had botox injections for non-stop migraines on Sept, 3rd. Last night(3 weeks later) my throat closed off completely while sleeping at least 3 times. This is the first round of botox, but my face swelled and I had itching sensations inside my nose and chest happened approx. 2 hours after the injections. It feels like there is a flap in my throat that is closing off my air and I have to cough and gasp to get air. Anybody else have this problem?
The doctor only injected the side of my head that the migraines are occurring, he put 2 or 3 injections in the back of my head, close to the bottom of head.
The doctor thinks it is unrelated to the injections, but why is it happening now and not any time before the injections?
- Can botox cause heart murmors
(Asked by a 57 year old woman who has Heart Flutters, and takes Botox Cosmetic)
I have started having heart flutters I may have had these befor I started using botox I also have underactive tyroids and i am on 25mg of tyroxine
- Does flecainide cause bad dreams (1 answer)
(Asked by a 73 year old man who has Bad Dreams, and takes Flecainide Acetate)
I have been taking Flecainide for A.Fib and flutter for a year and a half and it is working extremely well in controlling those problems. However, I seem to have more bad dreams than before I started taking Flecainide. I am wondering if others have experienced the same problem. I also take metrprolol, losartan and a water pill for high blood pressure. I take levothyroxine for low Thyroid. I am 72 years old and have not other significant health issues other than the A.Fib. and controlled high blood pressure.
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