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XEOMIN® - Hear from a Patient with Cervical Dystonia

What's It Like Being an Adult With Cervical Dystonia?

Jan's story: how XEOMIN helped me

After being diagnosed with cervical dystonia, my life was turned upside down. I felt like a freak and so self-conscious and uncomfortable. My doctor made me feel like it was all in my head or psychosomatic, so I went on for several years struggling with it on my own.

That was until I discovered XEOMIN. Before XEOMIN, I tried surgical options, nerve surgeries. They for a while, but when my symptoms started returning, it was time to do something else. I was the one who mentioned XEOMIN to my neurologist. He said, 'Sure, we will give it a try.

After the first set of injections, XEOMIN started to help. Without XEOMIN, I would be extremely uncomfortable and my head would be falling down toward my shoulder. When I am on treatment with XEOMIN, I have some relief from the pain and tension, and can focus more on other things in life that I enjoy. I feel it is important to share my story so people know that they are not alone. After all, we are all in this together.

Every patient's experience with XEOMIN will vary and there are potential risks and side effects with XEOMIN. Talk to your healthcare provider to see if XEOMIN is right for you.

Jan, an adult with cervical dystonia patient on Xeomin

Living with cervical dystonia as an adult

My head turned purely to the right; I had a lot of trouble bringing it back to center and a horrible time bringing it to the left. So my life was turned upside down. I was so self-conscious and uncomfortable that I ended up having to leave my job. I would date and be teased about it. It really destroyed my self-esteem. I felt like a freak; it was so obvious. And it also started to restrict me. There was no way I could ride a bike, read, walk, drive, or eat without it being extremely difficult.

I was sort of fortunate in that I didn't have excruciating pain, but it is the pulling feeling, twisting motion that you're constantly fighting. It becomes exhausting, and after a while you pretty much just have an ache all the time. Even if I were to let my head go where it wanted to go, it was still such an abnormal position. Being in that abnormal position long enough, you're going to be really uncomfortable.

Individual results may vary.

Hear Michelle's story, another adult with cervical dystonia treated with XEOMIN

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