My doctor mentioned this disorder when I brought up the fact my muscles around my eyes clench up involuntarily when I blink, especially when I'm tired and/or it's bright where I am. If I focus really well I can usually make them stay open or if I touch my cheeks it stops entirely which has led me to consider putting tape on them. This effectively makes me blind part of the time and also makes my eyes hurt at times. My doctor didn't want to make any med changes at this time however so what are some over the counter things I can buy to help prevent this.
There are some supplements that be helpful to treat tardive dyskinesia once its specifically diagnosed The ones I take under psychiatric supervision, Piracetam, rhodiola and ginkgo are helpful but can at times cause mental changes and have potential medication interactions of concern. Vitamin e however has been shown at times to be helpful as a preventative means for tardive dyskinesia and I believe vitamin c as well. You could ask your doctor about those as vitamin e is in common usage for this effect and also can be covered by some insurance providers as my pharmacist told me
. However even if they aren't at this time suggesting any medication changes it would be worthwhile to a referral to a neurologist who is a movement disorders specialist so they could do specific diagnostic work and follow up.
Hi. I have developed minor td i think. I havent had the med for over a month. Every so often i have lip pucking or movement. Will this go away after the med is out of me? I talked to the nurse and he said it would. What do you think? Its really minor and happens.a.couple times a day. Could it he because.im coming off the med?
It should. Howevre if it doesnt' it would be worthwhile to obtain a consult to a movement disorders specialist. From what I was informed by my psychiatrist when a neuraleptic is discontinued a person can experience withdrawal dyskinesia which is temporary Also tardive dyskinjesia which is generally permanent in its early stages can reverse itself over time. As it becomes more advanced then it cannot. Often the reason it appears when a medication is discontinued is because the symptoms of it can be masked while worsening. All this information should be discussed with your psychiatrist. Also its essential to discuss what medication would replace it.
In the meantime for some helpful information google "Patient Education Tardive Dyskinesia" (note as the site itself says "many of these medications may be medically neccessary). Also there
is a clinically accurate article on Emedicine you could discuss with your psychiatrist as well.
It might be but it depends on whether it resolves itself. Its best to update them so they can follow up on it within their clinical discretion Also let them know specifically when it comes and goes After that depending a referral to a movement disorders specialist might be of help.
Hello , my GP advised me to get some magnesium for my involuntry movements , (shaking of the leg's ) and jaw clenching , but i don't know if it was from med's or just nervousness or irritability , but i haven't had any problems with it lately .
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