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tardive dyskinesiadystonia

tardive dyskinesiadystonia

Postby Andrea » Wed May 17, 2006 6:37 pm

Recently diagnosed with tardive dystonia after 25 years of neuroleptic use for pain. It appeared after I went off the medication I would like to talk to someone about their experience with this(treatment, results) especially if it appeared after discontinuation of treatment I am especially concerned about my slurred speech. I sound impaired and find I use email rather than making phone calls.I feel much clearer mentally and want to communicate. That is my immediate concern. I am fairly open about my condition.
Another concern is the treatment of people taking neuroleptics and antidepressants by the medical establishment. I sought alternatives to treat pain for years and was given none except physical therapy although I was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy(pinched nerve)25 years ago. This was confirmed by my first MRI a year ago which the physician dismissed. I finally went to a pain specialist who is also a psychiatrist. I did not expect this intervening and probably permanent disorder to intervene but he is treating me with BoTox injections, pain medication and muscle relaxers. I will have a better idea of the effect of the botox injections in a week or so but I note some improvement.
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Postby pol » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:19 am

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