Medication Induced Movement Disorders

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RLS blues

What kind of medications are available for Cyclothymia? I ask because the one I'm currently on, Seroquel, is almost certainly exacerbating my restless leg syndrome and I'm begging with the universe to tell me there's a medication out there that will help me with my mental illness without worsening my RLS. #CyclothymicDisorder #Medicationhelp #RestlessLegsSyndrome #MedicationInducedMovementDisorders


Memory Loss

I’ve struggled with severe memory loss for years now, and I’ve uncovered distressing memories i didn’t realise were ‘odd’ until I discussed them with a friend. How do you know that these are real, if my memory is so terrible & why isn’t this symptom discussed commonly. Is memory loss a side effect of medication do you think? Should I stay clean of antidepressants or keep trying to find one that works, Thankyou #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #MedicationInducedMovementDisorders #Bruxism


Parkinsonian/Extrapyramidal side effects #SchizoaffectiveDisorder

Hi all!

I've had a mysterious condition for a long time, where I lose the ability to voluntarily move and talk for anywhere from 10 mins to an hour. I'm completely frozen, except I can have an involuntary smile response if somebody says something funny. I am completely aware of my surroundings, and want to interact with people, but I can't. It has a gradual onset and ending. My service dog alerts to it. None of my doctors could figure it out, so they just said it was probably catatonia. I was tested for seizures, but they didn't find anything.

So anyway, I had brunch with a friend who's a doctor and another friend who has a master's degree in research psychology with an interest in psychopharmacology. I was telling them both about this mysterious condition, and they both agreed that it sounded like a basal ganglia problem. They said it was likely an extrapyramidal or parkinsonian side effect from my high doses of antipsychotics. They said it would probably be helped by taking a second dose of cogentin in the mornings, instead of just taking it before bed.

Well, I went to my Psychiatrist this week, and told him about this, and he added on the second dose of Cogentin! So, maybe I won't have these episodes anymore! I can't believe none of my clinicians over the years even considered that! I'm so hopeful that it'll help! And it's such an easy fix, if it works. I'm thrilled!

#SchizoaffectiveDisorder #SchizophreniaSpectrumPsychoticDisorders #Schizophrenia #SideEffects #Relieved #DrugInducedParkinsonism #MedicationInducedMovementDisorders #PsychiatricMedication #Medicationreaction #Medicationchange #medicationsideeffects #Medicationstruggle