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How To Treat Dystonia
Hot/cold showers: This diagnosis is popular in the eastern europe; in the us it is called vaso-vagal dysfunction (or syncope). Regular aerobic exercise, good hydration, regular meals, and enough sleep can help. A treatment popular in the eastern europe involves taking a hot shower and at the end making the water cold for 2 minutes. This does condition your blood vessels, although there are no controlled studies. ...Read more
Just modification: There are many forms of dystonia. Some cases are transient and resolve on their own. Some cases are progressive and get much worse over time. Some are modified with treatment. Some seem to disappear following procedures such as deep brain stimulation, but can recur. Muscle relaxant medications can help and food therapy techniques have been useful. Avoiding triggers is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few days ago I had Botox injection to treat dystonia. I started having difficulty swallowing. Is this a normal side effect?
Depending on where: You must've gotten injected in the neck somewhere....probably in the sternocleidomastoid muscles. The medication will leak out of the muscles and affects the muscles of swallowing and this will cause some choking. You need to let your doctor know so he can either reduce the dosing of the BOTOX or change the injection sites. ...Read more
I had a modified barium swallow because I still have dysphagia after I had Botox injections in my neck on October 22, 2014 to treat cervical dystonia.
On October 22, 2014 I had botox in my neck to treat cervical dystonia. A few weeks later I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and a thyroid cyst. ?
Unrelated: Hi. The two (Botox treatment and hyperthyroidism) are coincidental in your case, but not related in a cause and effect manner. Have your hyperthyroidism evaluated, and treated, if indicated. If the cystic nodule is not causing the hyperthyroidism, it may need a separate evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
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