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    David Dalton Guest

    Default tardive dystonia (not dyskinesia)

    I am on lithium and olanzapine.

    For a good while now I've had an occasional problem,
    first with drinking and more recently with eating
    as well, with my tongue not behaving and getting
    in the way and occasionally my jaw locking.

    In reading Oliver Sacks's Musicophilia i came
    across the chapter on Musician's Dystonia with most
    cases being piano players' fingers but one case
    was a trumpet player who had problems with his
    lips, tongue and I think jaw.

    Thus I thought I might have a mild form of dystonia.

    A google search turned up that both lithium and
    olanzapine could cause such tardive dystonia
    though another study said olanzapine could be
    used to treat it. But one study said that
    tetrabenazine was used to treat olanzapine-induced
    tardive dystonia and another study said that
    clozapine was used to treat lithium-induced
    tardive dystonia.

    If it was just my tongue it would be
    tardive lingual dystonia but it is more than
    my tongue so I think it is tardive oromandibular dystonia.

    I will meet with my psychiatrist on Thursday and
    will bring it up with him then but I welcome
    any tips you might have including to other case studies.

    I also welcome stories from those who have
    experienced similar problems.

    --
    David Dalton [email protected] http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
    http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/nf.html Newfoundland&Labrador Travel & Music
    http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
    "Here I go again...back into the flame" (Sarah McLachlan)

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    David Dalton Guest

    Default Re: tardive dystonia (not dyskinesia)

    In article <[email protected]>,
    David Dalton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > A google search turned up that both lithium and
    > olanzapine could cause such tardive dystonia
    > though another study said olanzapine could be
    > used to treat it. But one study said that
    > tetrabenazine was used to treat olanzapine-induced
    > tardive dystonia and another study said that
    > clozapine was used to treat lithium-induced
    > tardive dystonia.


    The symptoms are often treated by botox injections.

    --
    David Dalton [email protected] http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
    http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/nf.html Newfoundland&Labrador Travel & Music
    http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
    "Here I go again...back into the flame" (Sarah McLachlan)

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    David Dalton Guest

    Default Re: tardive dystonia (not dyskinesia)

    In article <[email protected]>,
    David Dalton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I am on lithium and olanzapine.
    >
    > For a good while now I've had an occasional problem,
    > first with drinking and more recently with eating
    > as well, with my tongue not behaving and getting
    > in the way and occasionally my jaw locking.
    >
    > In reading Oliver Sacks's Musicophilia i came
    > across the chapter on Musician's Dystonia with most
    > cases being piano players' fingers but one case
    > was a trumpet player who had problems with his
    > lips, tongue and I think jaw.
    >
    > Thus I thought I might have a mild form of dystonia.
    >
    > A google search turned up that both lithium and
    > olanzapine could cause such tardive dystonia
    > though another study said olanzapine could be
    > used to treat it. But one study said that
    > tetrabenazine was used to treat olanzapine-induced
    > tardive dystonia and another study said that
    > clozapine was used to treat lithium-induced
    > tardive dystonia.
    >
    > If it was just my tongue it would be
    > tardive lingual dystonia but it is more than
    > my tongue so I think it is tardive oromandibular dystonia.
    >
    > I will meet with my psychiatrist on Thursday and
    > will bring it up with him then but I welcome
    > any tips you might have including to other case studies.
    >
    > I also welcome stories from those who have
    > experienced similar problems.


    I met with my psychiatrist today and he seemed to
    think that both tardive dyskinesia and tardive
    dystonia had been ruled out in my meeting with
    a neurologist about two years ago. But I don't
    recall tardive dystonia coming up then. Also the
    symptoms have worsened some since then --- then
    it was just a problem with drinking and now there
    is some problem with eating as well; my tongue
    sticks out and sometimes my jaw locks. Anyway
    he said he would look into it and also mentioned
    that the neurology department at the hospital is
    expanding in the fall so maybe I could get am
    appointment with a neurologist more easily then,
    especially if my symptoms worsen. So far there
    is no effect on my speech.

    I will meet with my psychiatrist again in 4 weeks.

    --
    David Dalton [email protected] http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
    http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/nf.html Newfoundland&Labrador Travel & Music
    http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
    "Here I go again...back into the flame" (Sarah McLachlan)

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    A B Guest

    Default Re: tardive dystonia (not dyskinesia)

    "David Dalton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > David Dalton <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I am on lithium and olanzapine.
    >>
    >> For a good while now I've had an occasional problem,
    >> first with drinking and more recently with eating
    >> as well, with my tongue not behaving and getting
    >> in the way and occasionally my jaw locking.
    >>
    >> In reading Oliver Sacks's Musicophilia i came
    >> across the chapter on Musician's Dystonia with most
    >> cases being piano players' fingers but one case
    >> was a trumpet player who had problems with his
    >> lips, tongue and I think jaw.
    >>
    >> Thus I thought I might have a mild form of dystonia.
    >>
    >> A google search turned up that both lithium and
    >> olanzapine could cause such tardive dystonia
    >> though another study said olanzapine could be
    >> used to treat it. But one study said that
    >> tetrabenazine was used to treat olanzapine-induced
    >> tardive dystonia and another study said that
    >> clozapine was used to treat lithium-induced
    >> tardive dystonia.
    >>
    >> If it was just my tongue it would be
    >> tardive lingual dystonia but it is more than
    >> my tongue so I think it is tardive oromandibular dystonia.
    >>
    >> I will meet with my psychiatrist on Thursday and
    >> will bring it up with him then but I welcome
    >> any tips you might have including to other case studies.
    >>
    >> I also welcome stories from those who have
    >> experienced similar problems.

    >
    > I met with my psychiatrist today and he seemed to
    > think that both tardive dyskinesia and tardive
    > dystonia had been ruled out in my meeting with
    > a neurologist about two years ago. But I don't
    > recall tardive dystonia coming up then. Also the
    > symptoms have worsened some since then --- then
    > it was just a problem with drinking and now there
    > is some problem with eating as well; my tongue
    > sticks out and sometimes my jaw locks. Anyway
    > he said he would look into it and also mentioned
    > that the neurology department at the hospital is
    > expanding in the fall so maybe I could get am
    > appointment with a neurologist more easily then,
    > especially if my symptoms worsen. So far there
    > is no effect on my speech.
    >
    > I will meet with my psychiatrist again in 4 weeks.


    Well, best of luck!
    --
    A. B.
    ><>

    My e-mail address is zen177395 at zendotcodotuk, though I don't check that
    account very often.


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