My first experience getting Botox

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My first experience getting Botox

Postby admin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:10 am

I got Botox on April 10 2010 for my excess feet sweating that had significantly worsened since I had ETS surgery to cure hand sweating.

On the below page, I discuss my experience, thoughts and results:

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Postby SweatParty » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:20 pm

Thanks very much for this detailed information!

I didn't know there were International HH conferences and free volunteer sessions. I'm going to see a doctor about my HH very soon, but depending on the outcome / recommendations of that, I would definitely be interested in getting treatment at a conference.

Good luck and I hope the Botox lasts for a long time, although based on other experiences I've read, it seems the effectiveness in feet and hands usually only lasts 3-4 months. The story of the woman whose hands remained dry for 1.5 years using Botox is the longest I've ever read about. Fantastic for her, but sadly probably isn't the case for most people.

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Postby admin » Wed May 05, 2010 11:13 am

Thanks. Still getting good results. Last few days, I have gotten a rash and/or hives and I am wondering if it is due to an allergic reaction to Botox over 3 weeks after getting injected? I have never had such an intense rash all over my upper back, throat, stomach etc..

My neighbor at my apartment complex complained about mites and got her apartment fumigated, but I moved to a new home yesterday and still had the rash.
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Postby khurs12 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:34 am

Thanks for posting this!! I've had the ETS surgery as well.. which worked for my hands for 2 years but has somewhat changed now. My feet have always been really bad though, so I'm supposed to get botox tomorrow. I'm nervous about it though because I'm not sure what to expect. Did you ever find out if the rash was from the botox? Also, did you have any compensatory sweating after getting your feet done?

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Postby admin » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:00 pm

Hi khurs12, the rash/hives went away and thankfully never came back. Could have been due to stress per what Lisa told me and what I read on the internet after she told me. I was moving into a new home at the time and also had some other stresses. Last two months, I have had zero stress, so that helps.

I got no compensatory sweating.

Good luck with your treatment and do post about your results in a separate thread here.

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BOTOX- pain and not effective for me

Postby Leslee777 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:42 am

I had botox injections on my hands May, 2010. It was the most painful thing I've ever experienced. The nerve block they did to prevent the pain during injections, only took about 70% which means I felt 30% of all of the injections without any pain-block.

Botox did not fix my problem. My hands were clammy for a couple of weeks, and then back into the full sweating like before. I will NEVER go through that pain again. Botox, even if effective, is only a temporary solution to a life-long problem. It is extremely painful, and expensive! Be careful before signing up for such a painful procedure.

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Re: My first experience getting Botox

Postby suresh123 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:47 am

Hello Folks...
I would like to know when does International Hyperhidrosis society will conduct free botox injection session & where it may happen... Thanks for your reply...


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Re: My first experience getting Botox

Postby tobias » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:20 am

The next free BOTOX session ( in the planning stages ATM) is at the Australian College of Dermatologist meeting in South Australia.
10 free patients are planned, thanks to Allergan (maker of BOTOX), no charge to patients.

PM me so I can place you on the register, as it s filling up fast.

BOTOX is subsidised under Medicare and PBS in Australia. This will be a teaching session for dermatologist, and will be free. In Oz,
it is only used for the underarms (as a subsidy). Hands- feet not subsidised.


Dr Davin Lim
Founder, Sweat
Consultant Dermatologist
HH Specialist.

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