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Causes Of Oculogyric Crisis
Usually it doesn't: Zoloft (sertraline) inhibits serotonin reuptake, and in that way can also affect dopamine. The resulting increase in serotonergic activity can inhibit both nigrostriatal and tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons, resulting in extrapyramidal symptoms (eps). Balance between these systems is extremely important. Akathisia is the most common kind of eps from zoloft, (sertraline) rather than oculogyric crisis. ...Read more
That'd be very rare: The usual suspect in a category: any antipsychotic. Take care. ...Read more
EPS from zoloft (sertraline): Extrapyramidal symptoms are rare with antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) & occur in less than 1%. Is seen if high dose zoloft (sertraline) or if zoloft (sertraline) is taken along with other medications that inhibit liver breakdown of zoloft (sertraline) and hence cause accumulation in body and side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly but unlikel: It is always possible but in this case it is very unlikely. Would look for another cause. ...Read more
Dyskinesia: It's a type of dyskinesia (movement disorder showing either diminished movement or too much movement, with tics and jerks, etc) involving the muscles of the eye. It's acute, and can be relieved quickly also. It's most commonly seen with medicines that block the neurotransmitter dopamine, such as haldol, stelazine, and thorazine -- but also newer antipsychotics, as well as the GI drug reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more
My 18mths old son has oculogyric crisis almost every 3 days. He is developmentally delayed. He is not on any medications. How do I treat his crisis?
See the pediatrician: Your child should be evaluated if this is new. He may need to be seen by a pediatric neurologist as well. It's probably not oculogyric crisis in the absence of a medication but should still be explored. ...Read more
Midlife crisis: This is time when men realize their own mortality & how much time they have left in their life. This can be triggered by changes such as loss or job or financial, etc. In women, this occurs commonly in mid 40's. & shows similar symptoms of sadness & remorse & more attention to appearances. ...Read more
I have been going through a crisis lately with a break up, all my thoughts gather up and they come consistently and they cause me to freak out. ?
Panic attacks: Hi Bobby307,it appears that you are having panic attacks when you have these thought insertions, and this is completely normal under the circumstances. The best way to deal with this is with "talk therapy" with a psychologist, because that will give you the opportunity to to find closure of this event in a supervised and controlled manner thx ...Read more
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