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Extrapyramidal Side Effects
Am I likely to get akathisia for any other extrapyramidal side effects if I start on Latuda (lurasidone)? Could I possibly not? It is ranked 4th most for eps.
Why do extrapyramidal and antimuscarinic side effects occur when getting treated for mental health?
No room for details: Our bodies are complex and interconnected. Chemicals usually have more than one function. So making beneficial corrections in one system can throw another system off balance. The task of finding the point with least negative and most positive effects is the challenge physicians face. If you want more detail, ask your provider or pharmacist for direction. Best! ...Read more
Med side effects: Extrapyramidal symptoms include akathisia (severe restlessness), painful muscle contractions (dystonia), Parkinsonian symptoms and in chronic cases, permanent abnormal muscle contractions (tardive dyskinesia). EPS is usually caused by antipsychotic medications. Anticholinergic side effects include dry mouth, confusion and blood pressure changes. The latter can be seen with several types of meds. ...Read more
Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more
CBT: Cbt is mostly free of side effects, but during the treatment you may well feel some anxiety. For instance, exposure and response prevention are part of cbt treatment for obsessive compulsive d/o. With ocd, the person is unconsciously using compulsive behaviors to bind anxiety -- and if prevented, will temporarily feel anxiety. The therapist will help you through this. ...Read more
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