Living With Upper Limb Spasticity

Ruben's Story: How XEOMIN Helped Me

I had a stroke several years ago. After 3 months, I started having spasticity in my hand and began to experience a lot of muscle tightening and spasms in my right arm. It was affecting movement and stretching. My doctor eventually diagnosed me with upper limb spasticity.

I was receiving a lot of therapy but the upper limb spasticity was overwhelming. I talked to my doctor about XEOMIN and he explained to me the side effects, and we decided this was a good treatment option for me. After the first injection of XEOMIN, I felt a difference, and over time, I started to see improvements. I want to tell people with upper limb spasticity to talk with their doctor to get information on their options. I want to tell people not to give up. To not give up hope. It will be challenging but it is not impossible.

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.

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“With XEOMIN, I have gained greater symptom control. I move more naturally.”

Ruben, an adult with upper limb spasticity treated with XEOMIN

Individual results may vary.

I am still very independent. I live by myself. I can do pretty much anything—it just takes longer. Some things are more challenging than others. Some things, like tucking in my shirt, take longer. The hard part is that I haven't been able to work. I was a mechanical engineer. Hydraulics, heavy equipment. All the tools are heavy and limit me.

I am always hoping for more treatment options. If I could gain more flexibility, then maybe life would be easier, and I would maybe even be able to go back to work. Hopefully, I could get back to doing more of the things that I did before.

Individual results may vary.

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