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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Depends: Depending on the type of dystonia it can be made worse either by drugs that block Dopamine (e.g., neuroleptic medications such as haloperidol, risper ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
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Statins: It is true that some type of muscular disease are more prone to develop rhabdmyalisis.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
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32 years experience Psychiatry
Antipsychotics: Every medication has side-effects, and antipsychotics are no exception. If used cautiously ; with clear indications ; close monitoring, they are for t ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects: Not everyone experiences akathisia or dystonia with compazine (prochlorperazine). It's used for nausea, but being a phenothiazine can also cause thes ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Baskin
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Muscle contractions: Dystonia is a disorder where involuntary muscle contractions result in slow repetitive movements or abnormal postures. It can effect individual muscle ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
24 years experience Neurology
Various factors: Genetics plays a role (e.g. Dyt-1 and many similar childhood onset dystonias, etc). It may also come about from injury to certain parts of the brain ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
It can be.: Dystonias can be both painful and scary, especially when they first start and are unexpected. They essentially are like a severe muscle cramp that go ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
Inconsistent behavio: A condition in which a persons actions, thoughts and behavior are not consistent with patients personality. In short, a lie. Politicians live by thi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Involuntary movement: Dystonia symptoms will vary with type you have. Most frequently there is cramping, or tightening of muscles after heavy use or during stress. Handwrit ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Dystonia is a neurologic syndrome characterized by sustained involuntary muscular activity producing sustained, abnormal and repetitive muscle contrac ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Baskin
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Symptom Management: Unfortunately, there are no medication to prevent or slow the progression of dystonia, so treatment is geared to easing symptoms. Medications are oft ... Read More
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