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Does advanced age lessen the effectiveness of botox

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Does advanced age lessen the effectiveness of botox treatment for spasmodic disphonia? I have been treated every four to six months since Nov. 2000. My last one Nov. 2017 had no effect on the hoarseness or breaking up of my words.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I have called the Drs office in Billings, where I have been getting the shots, as yet they must be on vacation. Will call again today. Don't know if I should try again to get the shots or perhaps there may be too much scar tissue or just the age factor. I am 84.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

All of my history is known to the Dr. I am in pretty good health, taking pills for elevated blood pressure and I did get a pace maker about 2 years ago.. Feel good.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I take i 40 mg tab a day of Lisinopril and 2 tab 50 mg a day of Metoprolol. Other over counter are Ocuvite, 1000 Vit. E, 1 600 +D calcium and 1 multi vitamin Centrum Silver. I am allergic to some antibiotics. It has been many years since I was given any and I broke out with swelling welts on my face. It was Amoxicillan. Sometimes, not often, I take tums or alkaseltzer antiacids.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

it is not so much the advanced age

but repeated treatments with botox can lessen the effectiveness of botox injections for spasmodic disphonia.

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