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What Is Dystonia? What Causes Dystonia?

Health & Wellness  (tags: dystonia, movement disorders, neurological illness, neurological damage, psychatric medications, antidepressants, tegretol, lithium, neuroleptics, genic, risks, medicine, healthcare, health, humans, drugs )

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Dystonia is a general term which describes involuntary movements and extended muscle contractions - a range of movement disorders. The patient has twisting body movements, tremor and unusual or awkward postures. For some patients the whole body may be inv


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Leslie Y. (156)
Friday March 26, 2010, 6:07 pm
Noted .Thanks for the post.

Les M (4)
Friday March 26, 2010, 6:25 pm
what an awful condition to live with. and the side effects from some of the medication is pretty bad too. i've never heard of the weirdest one, "a compulsion to gamble".

Past Member (0)
Friday March 26, 2010, 10:07 pm
Another strange sad disease. Thank you for the info.

Cheryl B (373)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 4:02 am
yes it is awful to live with, I have 2 forms of it, the spasodic though most parts of mybody mentioned so it's generalized, and also full body slow and rapid jerking which is also generalized as it's the whole body, and different from the cramping, my shoulder sockets are just above given out. And for me, it's from antidepressants, and 3 months worth of bipolar medication that damaged me for life as well, I was misdiagnosed for a neurolgical illness I ahve M.E./CFS. There is the genic form which can be called a disease, I don;t know that damaged from medications is a disease itself, it damages the basial ganglia of the brain which is already usually damaged wtih M.E. and the CNS sysmtoms. however dis-ease of the body certainly classifies. Dykenisa is close in many aspects in some cases and als there is geneic although most are caused by drugs

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 28, 2010, 12:41 pm
great info

. (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 6:01 am
Thanks for sharing this with other people Cheryl because I don't think there is enough awareness about & for Dystonia & we so badly need a cure for it!!!! I have Generalized Dystonia myself & my Dystonia also affects my speech!!! I got Botox injections which does help my tremors but I know Deep Brain Stimulation might also be a helpful option in my case but it scares me too much & have no interest in doing it!!!
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