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I am recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Is it safe for me to have cosmetic fillers like Restylane? Also, are Botox injections safe?
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Have you discussed the treatments with your doctor? I did find some negative information but I would still discuss it with my doctor.
Is Botox Safe for Patient Who Had Guillain-Barré?
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I talked to my neurologist yesterday. He said it may make me tired but would not trigger another bout of GBS. He had no opinion on Restylane. He’s rather hasty and didn’t seem knowledgeable in either area, and so I thought I’d seek other opinions. I did run it by two female neurologists when I was in the hospital and in rehab. They both felt Botox and fillers are safe. The both use Botox for patients with other issues like migraines.
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Is there a neurologist at Mayo that might have an opinion on my post? I’d be happy to connect with someone who’s really informed and may have addressed this in the past.
@lhirsch3 I'm not sure any of our members can answer that question since Connect is a patient to patient group and we can't give medical advice but we can share our personal health experiences.
That’s fine. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I’ll keep researching.
Did you ever get botox? I want to get it done but I to had GBS 38 years ago- FULLY recovered on its own in 6 months time. But, I’ve noticed that we can’t take the flu shot. It’s on the paper you sign to take the shot so I have wondered about this! I need my 11 done and would love some lips again….
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