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On 2/14/2019 at 6:48 AM, Wellbutrinsucks said:

This is so distressing; twitching doesn’t seem to last this long in most people. 

 

I have no idea how you can make that generalization. Having no grounds for it,  you might look into whether having this symptom, or any symptom, matches a belief about yourself, e.g. that you are irredeemably flawed. If so, I strongly suggest you seek psychotherapy for this, getting it cleared out and re-writing your script will make your whole life so much better, not to mention this difficult period while you're waiting for recovery.

 

Wellbutrinsucks, please put further musings about your symptoms and updates in your Introductions topic.


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IWantToHeal

Anyone have dystonia or dyskinesia and has recovered from it?

Or anyone have any stories they would like to share about their dystonia / dyskinesia?

 

Mine is lip smacking, lip licking, eye widening, eyebrow raising, neck twisting to the right and back. Carpal tunnel in the wrist and weird finger movements as if playing a guitar. It started while I was on Sertraline, I didn't think much of it as I was so drug drunk. It hasn't stopped 5 months after taking it. I'm a bit worried to say the least.

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On 1/29/2020 at 5:16 AM, IWantToHeal said:

Anyone have dystonia or dyskinesia and has recovered from it?

Or anyone have any stories they would like to share about their dystonia / dyskinesia?

 

Mine is lip smacking, lip licking, eye widening, eyebrow raising, neck twisting to the right and back. Carpal tunnel in the wrist and weird finger movements as if playing a guitar. It started while I was on Sertraline, I didn't think much of it as I was so drug drunk. It hasn't stopped 5 months after taking it. I'm a bit worried to say the least.

I have major dyskinesia . Blinking, bruxism, rolling eyes, moving eyebrows, moving head. I look psychotic 24/7 . I also get head pressure and electric jolts and i scrunch my face and nose a lot. My teeth have worn down from the grinding too. 


Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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IWantToHeal

@RyguyIt’s a tragedy that people like yourself have been affected this badly from a supposedly “safe” drug. Yours sounds a bit worse than mine is currently. Did it improve with time at all?
 

Has anyone actually recovered from this? I can’t find a single story online where someone’s made a full recovery from the drug induced dystonia. The literature on Google seems to say that this issue is permanent.

 

I am holding out hope that I will heal from this, it’s better for my sanity that way. But it’s actually quite painful, my jaw is so tense and locked all the time and my eyes are watery and sensitive to light. That’s not even to mention the self consciousness factor and how it affects self esteem. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, IWantToHeal said:

@RyguyIt’s a tragedy that people like yourself have been affected this badly from a supposedly “safe” drug. Yours sounds a bit worse than mine is currently. Did it improve with time at all?
 

Has anyone actually recovered from this? I can’t find a single story online where someone’s made a full recovery from the drug induced dystonia. The literature on Google seems to say that this issue is permanent.

 

I am holding out hope that I will heal from this, it’s better for my sanity that way. But it’s actually quite painful, my jaw is so tense and locked all the time and my eyes are watery and sensitive to light. That’s not even to mention the self consciousness factor and how it affects self esteem. 

 

 

I didnt have it for the first few years of my withdrawal it kicked in year 3 and im on my 7th year. Havent worked for years. Ive never read its permanent, but withdrawal can apparently last for a decade in some people . Ive never read anything being permanent to be honest, i dont want to even think in that direction, not healthy for my spirit. I have hope. The dyskensia is not even my issue really, these drugs caused permanent scarring on my skin, thats what really gets to me. But hey im still alive and ive watched my cousin and three friends commit suicide in withdrawal, so i keep battling it, wont stop until i win 


Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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direstraits

Hi Ryguy,

don't see many on here in long term protracted WD.

I've been off for over 5 years and still have some pretty awful days.

you're a lot younger than me so that;s in your favor.

sorry to hear about your cousin and friends...so sad.

hang in there...we'll get there one day.


went on Prozac 1994-99,60mg.poopout ct  back on 2001-2002,prozac weekly 2002,not working,Effexor 75 mg.?2003-mar.2004 gaining weight 8wk. taper,wellbutrin 150 mg.mar. -may 2004 ctmedfree til july 2005 back to Prozac gaining weight again,back on wellbutrin jan.2006150-300 mg.bad constipation.also was taking aygestin(hormone)perimenopausal irregular bleeding.back on Prozac around sept,?2006,hysterectomy jan30.2007(adenomyosis)off&on Prozac til 2009,citalopram about 1 mo, April 2010 no effect,Effexor again may -mar, 2011.ct,Prozac aug,-dec, 2011 &sept-nov 2012,paroxetine oct,23 2013-may 4 2014 20 mgs.tapered 6 wks.-failed RI in Oct.2014-in protracted WD.

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icequeen

I still have horrible dystonia in my whole body. My entire back is locked up in a permanent spasm that never eases up and my face is rigid and mask like. Locked jaw, stiff tongue etc etc. The uppger body spasm makes it very hard to breathe so I spend most of my time in bed reading. I have been off Zoloft for 16 years now. No improvement.

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RedRobin123

I have been off Abilify for almost 3 years and I have tartive diskinasia and strange burping in my throat. It feels like air bubbles that burst out. I have 20 to 25 in a minute. I have no social life at all. I have been to every kind of specialist that there is. No one seems to be able to help. Anyone out there that has had this problem and found help please post.


Lexapro 2m Feb 2000

Ambien cr 6.5 April 2006

Abilify March 2016

Abilify taper started Feb 5 2018 

started taper at 1.5  now at 1

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UnfoldingSky

I had a mild case of tardive dyskinesia and I recovered. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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Armorall

Yogagirl has a success story that covers dyskinesia. 

 


3/21/19 started Bupropion XL 150 mg

3/21/19 started Risperidone 2mg

7/7/19 start Abilify half dose 5 mg. discontinue Risperidone

7/9/19 full dose Abilify 10 mg

7/29/19 discontinued Abilify due to panicky side effects

8/2/19 Began Latuda 20 mg

8/5/19 discontinued Latuda due to similar side effects 

8/10/19 discontinued Bupropion after realizing it was causing the insomnia

From 8/10/19 no drugs whatsoever

Currently taking Magnesium 150mgs daily

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Ryguy

thanks all for the replies. ice queen seems to be dealing with permanent problems. i hope to God that resolves itself eventually and that it doesn't happen to me, I'm on my 7th year of withdrawal so im not sure at this point. hope everyone gets better. i cant believe this has become my life to be honest....still hasn't processed yet. 


Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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On 2/6/2020 at 12:32 PM, icequeen said:

I still have horrible dystonia in my whole body. My entire back is locked up in a permanent spasm that never eases up and my face is rigid and mask like. Locked jaw, stiff tongue etc etc. The uppger body spasm makes it very hard to breathe so I spend most of my time in bed reading. I have been off Zoloft for 16 years now. No improvement.

16 years with no improvement? is dyskinesia your only symptoms or are there others? this is absolutely terrifying....do you work? what have you tried to do to cure it in terms of seeing specialists.....man i hope big pharma pays for what they've done in the next life


Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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Ryguy, I have seen three neurologists who could do nothing. They could see that I have hyperreflexia and spastc muscles but as soon as doctors suspect drug damage they want nothing to do with it. I have been given hearing aids for the hearing loss caused by the withdrawal tinnitus that I still have. And no, I don’t work. I am so dizzy, weak and short of breath that I’m lucky if I make it to the supermarket one block from here. The spasms and dizziness gets worse with every step. I’m in a lot of pain and am very traumatized. I still see the GP now and then to get inhalers so I get some air. Tried to reinstate a couple of times with unacceptable reactions. Thanks for asking and caring about me!

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15 hours ago, icequeen said:

Ryguy, I have seen three neurologists who could do nothing. They could see that I have hyperreflexia and spastc muscles but as soon as doctors suspect drug damage they want nothing to do with it. I have been given hearing aids for the hearing loss caused by the withdrawal tinnitus that I still have. And no, I don’t work. I am so dizzy, weak and short of breath that I’m lucky if I make it to the supermarket one block from here. The spasms and dizziness gets worse with every step. I’m in a lot of pain and am very traumatized. I still see the GP now and then to get inhalers so I get some air. Tried to reinstate a couple of times with unacceptable reactions. Thanks for asking and caring about me!

Whats scaring Me is im realizing a lot of people have permanent issues...i thought the website was supposed to bring hope that this will pass ...even if it takes years....man i feel lost now 


Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ryguy said:

Whats scaring Me is im realizing a lot of people have permanent issues...i thought the website was supposed to bring hope that this will pass ...even if it takes years....man i feel lost now 

Im sorry to hear whats happened to you. It sounds tragic. However i have hope progress may even come in your case, but may take longer than others. Theres no guessing with these things. What things do you look forward to? What helps you cope? 


Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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Ryguy, coping is very hard. The dystonia is of course very disabling but there is another problem that is even worse. I stop breathing all the time. It is as if the drive to breathe just isn’t there. It drives me insane.  To answer your question I don’t look forward to anything - I just try to get through the next hour. I try to remember days when things were even worse  and my limbs were waving uncontrollably and I couldn’t get as much as one hour of sleep per night. I have no hope of full recovery, I am too old to heal this kind of severe damage. I just hope I can keep holding on to my mental sanity. 

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Anyone get diagnosed with tardive dystonia after stopping an anti-depressant? I took Paxil for years. A week after I went completely off it, my head started tremoring. That has continued for 8 years. I finally saw a neurologist last year, who diagnosed me with Cervical Dystonia. It seems timing wise that Paxil, or going off it, caused the dystonia. 

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I have had tremors for about 9 years now, and they have not gone away. Botox helps for about 6 weeks, and then they return when it starts to wear off. I am trying lots of natural remedies, which I believe if done persistently will lessen the tremors. They have not always been as dramatic. However, I am considering medication as well.

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gdsequoia

Things that have helped me significantly in the battle with dystonia:
- I quit coffee. Even decaf. Also, reduced all kinds of sugar super much. Including honey, chocolate, fruits.
- I switched my neuroleptic from amisulpride to aripiprazole. The other option my doc offered me was to switch it to quetiapine.
- Sad as that might be, I quit my job

 

Hope this helps.


I maintain a spreadsheet for SA.org - click here to view.

 

My drug interactions

 

[I’ve never taken 2 neuroleptics concurrently, or 2 antidepressants concurrently. Just 1 neuroleptic + 1 antidepressant]

  • Neuroleptics: Amisulpride 600mg (2014); Switch to aripiprazole 22.5mg (Feb 2019), 15mg (Jul 2019); 3.75mg (23 Nov 2019); 4x3.75mg (12 Dec 2019); 5x3.75mg (10 Feb 2020); 34.46mg (26 Apr 2020); 32.71mg (18 May 2020); 31.75mg (13 Jun 2020); 30.48mg (22 Jun 2020); 29.56mg (28 Jun 2020),  28.96mg (30 Jul 2020), 28.09mg (20 Aug 2020), 27.44mg (28 Sep 2020), 26.80mg (20 Oct 2020), 26.17mg (22 Oct 2020), 25.53mg (28 Oct 2020)

  • Antidepressants: Escitalopram 30mg (2014); Paroxetine 40mg (Sep 2019); 15mg (Oct 2019); Escitalopram 7.5mg (24 Nov 2019); Paroxetine 15mg (Nov 2019); 20mg (Nov 2019); 30mg (23 Jan 2020); Switch to escitalopram 15mg (26 Apr 2020); 18mg (12 Jun 2020), 18.54mg (28 Jun 2020), 18.16mg (3 Jul 2020), 17.8mg (22 Jul 2020), 17.44mg (30 Jul 2020), 17.09mg (30 Aug 2020),  16.92mg (24 Sep 2020), 16.25mg (10 Oct 2020)

  • Baclofen: 10mg (approx. 20 Aug 2020)

  • Biperiden: Started in 2013. Partial history: 2mg (22 Dec 2020); 1.5mg (5 March 2020); 3mg (26 April 2020); 2.7mg (1 May 2020); 2.43mg (14 May 2020)

  • Supplements: Currently vitD3 800 IU, chelated magnesium 400mg (+60g pumpkin seeds), probiotic, melatonin 5mg, low-dose vitamin B-complex, fish oil 1000mg, vitE 12mg, enzymes

I am not a doctor. My posts are not medical advice. They are just my own opinions, thoughts and experiences.

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Aember
On 2/9/2020 at 4:41 PM, RedRobin123 said:

I have been off Abilify for almost 3 years and I have tartive diskinasia and strange burping in my throat. It feels like air bubbles that burst out. I have 20 to 25 in a minute. I have no social life at all. I have been to every kind of specialist that there is. No one seems to be able to help. Anyone out there that has had this problem and found help please post.

I have this problem! It's your esophagus spasming. Mine was initiated by a massive dose of Zoloft and 5mg olanzapine. I took Vitamin C, D and Lion's Mane Mushroom. Work on distracting your brain when it happens. Look up neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge. Keep training your brain.


Rabavert rabies vaccine February 2020, 2 doses. Seroquel 25 mg end of March 2020, immediately had some involuntary movement. Switched to Trazodone and had an Akathesia episode and involuntary movement, was up for 24 hours pacing. The next week was put on Citalopram 10mg, immediately got dyskinesia (pill rolling, teeth grinding, twitching, teeth licking, bunny nose) with compulsive behaviour. Hospitalized April 2020, put on Respiridone 0.125 upped to 0.25 for 2 weeks. Quit April 29 after tapering to 0.125 mg for 3 days. Continued to be misdiagnosed as psychiatric and put on 2.5 Olanzapine April 14, 2020, upped to 5 mg and 150 Zoloft (!!!) July 2020. Diagnosed as having post-infectious Functional Neurological Disorder with a CSF leak in my brain and advised to taper off meds by neurologist. Tapered Zoloft until August 10 to 0, no side effects. Tapered 5mg Olanzapine July 31, 2020 to 0.75 August 21, 2020. September 1 reached 0.61mg but had diarrhea and nighttime awakenings in a half-asleep state with body sweats and some involuntary movements. Quit Zyprexa completely September 3, 2020. Sweating, muscle pain, broken sleep, itching and diarrhea for a week, seemingly improving now on September 13, 2020. Taking Lion's Mane Mushroom 1000mg, 200mg magnesium, 500mg Vitamin C/D, 550mg Turmeric daily.

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ChessieCat

@Aember

 

3 minutes ago, Aember said:

Best advice is to take Vitamin C, D and Lion's Mane Mushroom.

 

Please do not make recommendations.  It is okay to say what you took but not to advice others to take them.  What worked for you might make somebody else worse.


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ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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Aember, thank you for editing your post to state what you took instead of suggesting others take the same thing.


NEW!!!               INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder               NEW!!! 

 

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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On 5/22/2020 at 3:16 PM, jadealexro said:

I have had tremors for about 9 years now, and they have not gone away. Botox helps for about 6 weeks, and then they return when it starts to wear off. I am trying lots of natural remedies, which I believe if done persistently will lessen the tremors. They have not always been as dramatic. However, I am considering medication as well.

They have medication to help with Tardive Dyskinesia but they are so expensive that the average person cannot afford them even with insurance. I would have to pay 900. a month. I cannot get any assistance because my insurance is a government plan. I think that the makers of these antipsychotic drugs should be held responsible for the damage they have done to so many. 


Lexapro 2m Feb 2000

Ambien cr 6.5 April 2006

Abilify March 2016

Abilify taper started Feb 5 2018 

started taper at 1.5  now at 1

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15 hours ago, Aember said:

I have this problem! It's your esophagus spasming. Mine was initiated by a massive dose of Zoloft and 5mg olanzapine. I took Vitamin C, D and Lion's Mane Mushroom. Work on distracting your brain when it happens. Look up neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge. Keep training your brain.

Thank you for your response. I was beginning to think that I was the only one with this problem. It is terrible. I hope that you improve and I will look up Norman Doidge


Lexapro 2m Feb 2000

Ambien cr 6.5 April 2006

Abilify March 2016

Abilify taper started Feb 5 2018 

started taper at 1.5  now at 1

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On 2/6/2013 at 1:35 PM, Altostrata said:

Tardive dyskinesia may occur as a psychiatric drug withdrawal symptom.

 

It means drug-related involuntary movements, such as facial tics, tongue movements, twitching, or other movements.

 

All antipsychotics have a possible adverse effect of tardive dyskinesia. Tardive dyskinesia may occur while you're taking the drug or after you go off it ("tardive" means "delayed").

 

TD also occurs more rarely as an adverse effect from antidepressants and antidepressant withdrawal.

 

There is no defined treatment for TD, although doctors will experiment with various drugs though to correct the "chemical imbalance" responsible for this condition. (It is thought to be related to dopamine dysregulation.)

 

For many people, TD symptoms go away on their own. We have people here who developed TD in withdrawal whose TD symptoms eventually went away.

 

Here is the US National Institutes of Health page on tardive dyskinesia http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tardive/tardive.htm

 

i have this condition from a advsre reation to my geodon. my doctor is incredibly incompitent. these symptoms started around 8 years ago including dystonia. and his only solution was more drugs. they did nothing. he wasnt very interested in hearing my complaints. the research says if this side affect occurs stopping the med is needed asap. im on an old med from the 50s and the lists of side effects are long and very dangerous. my doctor was supposed to monitor me and check my blood and liver enzymes every year and he never once said anything. the three times i tapered before with no success these TD symptoms went away immediatley. hoping the same happens when im ready to taper again.  


prozac 2008. do not know the dose. after a few weeks i had suicidal idealization and went to the hospital 4 days.

xanax .5 mg only took a few times

geodon started 2008. highest dose 180 mg

celexa 2008 40 mg

i tried so many different meds i cannot rrecall the name or dosage but all of them had severe side effects within a week and all were stopped

2008-present geodon. current dose 80mg

2008-present  celexa. current dose 40 mg

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On 11/27/2014 at 11:37 AM, Dracony said:

I'm also scared of Tardive Dyskinesia :( .I find it strange that the farmacist says there is only less than a 1% chance of getting it and researcher say that 20% of anti-psychotic users get it.

 

Either way, I was one of the very very rare patients to get it after just two weeks on Risperidone (= atypical anti-psychotic) and I was young (24) when it happened. My mouth was pursing uncontrollably and it was so embarrassing... Then I've had to take the same medicine again 3 times 3 months and once my mouth twitched very slightly as if it was about to purse.

 

Now I wonder:

1) If anyone has had Tardive Dyskinesia and it came back again: did you get the exact same tics????? Or does it get worse????

2) Does transient Tardive Dyskinesia become permanent????? I hope not.....

 

Thanks in advance..... 

people often laugh at me bc my whole facial features tick. people dont know i actually have drug damage but i still find it rude to to make fun of me. plus it causes so much pain in my neck.it comes and goes. ill get flares that last a week. im getting reading to taper once i read every piece of info i can and it should go away


prozac 2008. do not know the dose. after a few weeks i had suicidal idealization and went to the hospital 4 days.

xanax .5 mg only took a few times

geodon started 2008. highest dose 180 mg

celexa 2008 40 mg

i tried so many different meds i cannot rrecall the name or dosage but all of them had severe side effects within a week and all were stopped

2008-present geodon. current dose 80mg

2008-present  celexa. current dose 40 mg

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On 2/4/2020 at 4:05 AM, Ryguy said:

I have major dyskinesia . Blinking

On 1/29/2020 at 8:16 AM, IWantToHeal said:

Anyone have dystonia or dyskinesia and has recovered from it?

Or anyone have any stories they would like to share about their dystonia / dyskinesia?

 

Mine is lip smacking, lip licking, eye widening, eyebrow raising, neck twisting to the right and back. Carpal tunnel in the wrist and weird finger movements as if playing a guitar. It started while I was on Sertraline, I didn't think much of it as I was so drug drunk. It hasn't stopped 5 months after taking it. I'm a bit worried to say the least.

, bruxism, rolling eyes, moving eyebrows, moving head. I look psychotic 24/7 . I also get head pressure and electric jolts and i scrunch my face and nose a lot. My teeth have worn down from the grinding too. 

i have the same thing from geodon. it started a few years after i started this med. i call them ticks. it took me years to realize what it was. my doctor had no concern except to write me more meds to stop the ticks. i was naive and took them but no surprise it did nothing. then i began to have excruciating neck pain out of nowhere. i couldnt even explain the pain bc when doctors gave me a list on types of pain it wasnt any of them. now i realizes it feels sore times 1000. i get flares that last a few days to a week where im bed ridden and so depressed because i saw multiple doctors in 5 years and sought help all over and none of them could be bothered to figure it out. i was never examined. they said my MRI showed nothing so to them that meant i was crazy and or a drug seeker. it was a double whammy of disabling pain and inhumane treatment by the doctors. i did find out that my MRI did show bone spurs and wasnt curved with some arthritis .im still not 100 percent sure whats wrong with me. i have no idea if dystonia can be tested if the cause is from side effects of meds. i took the natural route and take kratom for the pain and my pain is gone but the ticks and jerks are still there. now that i know whats wrong with me no thanks to medicine i refuse to go back to doctors bc now i have anxiety issues around them for the abuse they did to me. im still not at the point where im ready to start weening of this posion. thats a step too big and scary to deal with now

 


prozac 2008. do not know the dose. after a few weeks i had suicidal idealization and went to the hospital 4 days.

xanax .5 mg only took a few times

geodon started 2008. highest dose 180 mg

celexa 2008 40 mg

i tried so many different meds i cannot rrecall the name or dosage but all of them had severe side effects within a week and all were stopped

2008-present geodon. current dose 80mg

2008-present  celexa. current dose 40 mg

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Ryguy

Dyskinesia

 

What exactly is the difference between dyskinesia and severe compulsions..im 10 years out and my tardive dyskinesia/compulsions are worse then ever...

 

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Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

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2 hours ago, Ryguy said:

severe compulsions

 

Please describe what you mean by this.


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ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

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My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319744

 

Dyskinesia is defined as abnormal, uncontrollable, involuntary movements. There are many different types of dyskinesia with symptoms that range from minor tics to full-body movements.

 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320175

 

Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of certain medications that causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. These movements are jerky, stiff, and cannot be controlled.

 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/171354

 

Dystonia is a range of movement disorders that involve involuntary movements and extended muscle contractions. There may be twisting body movements, tremor, and unusual or awkward postures.


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ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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Ryguy
13 minutes ago, ChessieCat said:

 

Please describe what you mean by this.

Cosntant blinking and sniffling facial tics etc...its like severe stresss that makes me have compulsions, almost tourettes like, never had until past few years 


Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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If you look at the information I posted you will see that all of them state involuntary.  Blinking and sniffling might be habits and not necessarily involuntary, or possibly stress induced or due to an allergy.  Tics may be stress induced. 

 

I've just listened to the audio book Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins about the Apollo 11 moon landing.  He stated that at some point he had tics in both eyes but after they successfully completed whatever task it was they were doing the tics disappeared.

 

When I was growing up I would always sniff badly the day after going swimming in chlorinated pool water.


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ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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DaBro
On 2/10/2020 at 1:54 AM, UnfoldingSky said:

I had a mild case of tardive dyskinesia and I recovered. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m 26 months out and developed TD 4 months ago. It tends to be minor lasting 5-15 minutes and either happens last thing at night or first thing in the morning. I’m hoping it will pass, especially as it feels like the latest in a long line of symptoms. 

 

How did it come and go for you?


50 mg Sertraline Nov 2016 to Dec 2016

100 mg Sertraline Jan - March 2017

50 mg Sertraline April - June 2017

25 mg Sertraline July 2017 - Sept 2018

12.5 mg Sertraline Oct 2018

0 mg Nov 1 2018

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After tapering from 400mg to 100mg of seroquel I have developed jerky movements of the legs, nothing too pronounced and they last for about half an hour. 


Feb 2015 Invega 9mg tapered to zero over 6 month, Levomepromazine 25mg for 3 months
                Citalopram raised from 20mg to 80mg over 3 months, at 80mg for 1 year and 5 months
                Venlaxafine raised from 150mg to 450mg over 3 months (after citalopram) maintained for 1 year and 2 months.     Two shots of haldol decanoas, 
                 Alprazolam from 0.5 to 7(!) mg due to the immense stress of the ads. Down to 2.5mg discontinued abruptly with almost no tapering within a week and a half, against all guidelines first the citalopram then the effexor. October 2017

Occtober 2017 - Dec 2017 Moclobemide raised from 200mg to 800mg during a month and half discontinued with no tapering.

Jan 2017 Feb 2017Fluvoxamine and Venlaxafine 300mg and 450mg, abrupt start, no tapering in discontinuation. 30mg Mirtazapin at night.

Close to two months off antidepressants but on benzos. 6 months on 2.5mg alprazolam, Diazepam 5mg for 1.5 months. Currently on 600mg peronten, 400mg seroquel xr, Risperdal Consta 50mg.

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WiggleIt recovered from dystonia.


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