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I have cervical dystonia and can no longer afford botox

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I have cervical dystonia...

I have cervical dystonia and can no longer afford botox injections which I have received for many years from my neurologist. I have done well and exercise a lot. It only becomes a problem when I am under stress. I am retired and am not on any medication.

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have frequent headaches? Any issues with coordination or balance?

None at all. I do yoga and pilates, body pump and will be swimming laps, just got a swim suit. I also do Zumba. I work with plants in a seasonal job.

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

Very healthy. Bladder dropped so I wear a pesary. I want to see if there are naturalistic ways to take care of my dystonia. I don't have pain and it only happens when I am under stress.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

I don't really have any pain. Only if my neck wrenches which rarely occurs and only when extremely tense. I work hard to keep out of that type of situation.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Neurology
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