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Dystonia Signs And Symptoms
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Dystonia is just a description of abnormal muscle tone. Dystonia can affect small muscles or separate limbs or total body. Some cases are progressive and severe while others are transient and resolve to normal. Ther are some forms associated with genetic and metabolic disorders. Many cases are primary without cause or genetic association. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dystonia symptoms have been stable for five years. Should I expect them to remain the same, or will they progress and become more debilitating?
I have been expericning acute dystonia for about 4 years. I just recently got Benadryl and my symptoms have got better but they aren't gone. How long?
Sorry, you: Haven't provided us with adequate information to try to figure out the reason for the dystonia. You only have Benadryl listed as a medication. Are you taking another medication that may have triggered the dystonic reaction? Encourage you to clarify this ; re-ask. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on sinemet for years for dopa responsive dystonia. It has resolved all my symptoms. I am 60 yr old and I am considering botux injections for wrinkles. Would the botux affect my drd?
9 month aftr TB meningitis my fiancee has mild dystonia wch disappears while she sleeps. Why? And it is also getting better in last months and also having mild hemiparesis. Are these sign of recovery
Healing: Dystonia and hemiparesis are common while recovering from TB meningitis and can improve totally or have some residual effect depending on the type and location of damage to the brain from the infection. I hope she had a ct scan or MRI to evaluate her brain which can help predict the amount of damage. People usually get worse while healing then slowly improve. ...Read more
I have psychogenic dystonia.When people look at me, symptoms become worse. I feel lack of self-confidence. Any medicine for me? antidepressant work?
Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral. ...Read more
Taking seizure meds for dystonia like facial spasms. Had sleep paralysis symptoms on 1 side of body during the day. MRI was normal was it a seizure?
Not clear: Need further information. Paroxysmal hemiplegia is unusual other than in setting of Todd's paralysis after seizure, hemiplegic migraine, or stroke. It could have been a Todd's but you would have an obvious seizure prior. Have you had seizures? It could be related to your hemispasm disorder. Have you been compliant with your seizure meds? Seek further eval from your neurologist. ...Read more
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