No Relief Yet — Part I
Yesterday, to say the least, was nothing more than a disappointment. As of now, the diluted poison known as Botox, is officially out of the question. I am pretty sure you are wondering why. According to Dr. Gourab and his partner, another doctor who specializes in injections of Botox, concluded, after examinining me, that it will not give me the relief I seek. Victims of car accidents are usually treated with Botox due to spasms but not spasms of a nature such as my medical case.
My leg was jerking a mile a minute when both doctors examined me, resulting in me almost kicking one of them. Of course, I don’t mean to do it but it can’t be controlled, which is where the term dystona comes in, as I found out last night while online. Dystonia is a movement disorder in which your muscles contract involuntarily, causing repetitive or twisting movements. The condition can affect one part of your body (focal dystonia), two or more adjacent parts (segmental dystonia) or all parts of your body (general dystonia). The muscle spasms can be mild or severe, and might interfere with your performance of day-to-day tasks. There’s no cure for dystonia. But medications can improve symptoms. Surgery is sometimes used to disable or regulate nerves or certain brain regions in people with severe dystonia. So basically, my spastic Cerebral Palsy I had since birth.
What will the treatment likely consist of? Dr. Gourab, recommended I begin on a low dose of Baclofen, a muscle relaxer and antispastic agent (which also may treat Cerebral Palsy) after I get another blood test done to see if my thyroid and kidneys work properly. I had this test last year but he just wants to double check. I don’t like the sound of a pain management program as I was told the year before last that you are nothing more than a rat being tested on and given narcotics. But Dr. Gourab reassured me that the program teaches you how to deal with the pain but I still have doubts. I’ll talk to my doctor about this on Friday.