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Behcet disease neurovegetative dystonia and ocd. Could be neuro-behcet? Thank you

Behcet disease neurovegetative dystonia and ocd. Could be neuro-behcet? Thank you

Behcet's Disorder: Behcet's disorder is an autoimmune disease affecting the vascular system in all organs. Please see the page of the american behcet's disease association at www. Behcets. Com for more information. They report a 23% of symptoms affecting the brain and neurological system. Ideally the autoimmune effect should be under investigation in each person's case, whether is related or not to other diseases. ...Read more

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Dystonia (Definition)

A neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...Read more


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Someone explain to me what the symptoms of dystonia are?

Someone explain to me what the symptoms of dystonia are?

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. Handwriting may worsen after a line or so of writing, a foot may turn inward, head may turn as the neck muscles tighten. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dystonia?

Symptoms of dystonia?

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. Handwriting may worsen after a line or so of writing, a foot may turn inward, head may turn as the neck muscles tighten. ...Read more

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I've suffer from dystonia plus dyskinesia sympstoms since I was born. Is there many therapy for me?

Dystonia and dyskine: Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. If the cause cannot be treated, there are medications to help your abnormal movements. ...Read more

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I have been expericning acute dystonia for about 4 years. I just recently got Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and my symptoms have got better but they aren't gone. How long?

I have been expericning acute dystonia for about 4 years. I just recently got Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 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 (diphenhydramine) 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 more

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I have been on sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) 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?

Yes can be a problem: Botox is what is known as an anticholinergic medication. The combination between Dopamine (or perhaps in your case sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) or carbidopa/levodopa) can actually either enchance or reduce the activity of the dopamine. Botox can also exacerbate the condition known as tardive dyskinesia because of its ability to deplete stores of Dopamine in the brain. ...Read more

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I have psychogenic dystonia. When people look at me, symptoms become worse. I feel lack of self-confidence. Any medicine for me? Antidepressant work?

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

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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?

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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I have dystonia and black spots on my mri brain scan - could the 2 be related? I had a rta nearly 4 years ago but symptoms since & worsened after 2yrs

I have dystonia and black spots on my mri brain scan - could the 2 be related? I had a rta nearly 4 years ago but symptoms since & worsened after 2yrs

Lesions found on: MRI's of the brain may be either unrelated to neurological symptoms or related to an active neurological disorder. History of progression of dystonia & other neurological symptoms, family history of dystonia & records of the cause & clinical course of Renal Tubular Acidosis aid a neurologist's decision to repeat an MRI of the brain for comparison & perform genetic & other medical studies. ...Read more

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MRI normal but had sleep paralysis symptoms on 1 side of body in daytime couldn't breathe I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) for dystonia like facial spasms was it siezure?

MRI normal but had sleep paralysis symptoms on 1 side of body in daytime couldn't breathe I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) for dystonia like facial spasms was it siezure?

Please clarify: Try posting again and divide your sentences with punctuation (e.g. periods and commas). Start with what happened. Make the MRI secondary. The MRI didn't have this; you did. Please provide a clearer description of whatever this was. Forgive me for stating this, but your post is practically impossible to decipher. ...Read more

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Are medications used to treat dystonia?  

Yes: Several different kinds of medications can be helpful with dystonias, depending on the type of dystonia. Neurologists and psychiatrists generally have the most expertise for helping with dystonias. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to cure dystonia?

See below: In dystonia, your muscles contract involuntarily — causing uncontrollable repetitive or twisting movements of the affected body part. There are several options to treat this condition. Physical therapy is often used to help address the muscle spasms and restore normal range of motion. Botox injections can also be placed into the muscle the help it relax. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dystonia?

Dystonia: Dystonia = movement disorder that can cause painful involuntary muscle contractions. ...Read more

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What is dystonia? Is it a hereditary problem or something that just happens randomly?

Website: Http://www. Dystonia-foundation. Org/pages/genetics/87.php is a good website that explains what it is and has answers on genetics. It can be random, precipitated by external causes (one person got it after a flu vaccine...She was detoxified and recovered). There is presently no cure according to the website. It can have multiple causes so I would seek chinese medicine help as well. ...Read more

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Is dystonia fatal?

Never: Dystonias can be painful and disfiguring, but they are never fatal. Some disorders that produce dystonias such as huntington's chorea may be fatal, but they are quite rare. Most dystonias are self-limiting. ...Read more

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Is dystonia psychogenic?

Yes: Some patient exhibit psychogenic dystnia also.

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What is cervical dystonia?

What is cervical dystonia?

Cervical Dystonia?: Cervical Dystonia causes neck pain and/or neck deviation due to involuntary contraction of muscles. The Brain tells the muscle the amount of muscle tone to provide (contract or relax).We don't know how but the message gets changed by the time it gets to the muscle and the wrong action occurs. It is a problem of Sensory Motor Integration between the brain and muscle. We don't know the cause. ...Read more

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Is there are cure for dystonia?  

Sometimes: Dystonias come in many forms. Some are chronic, some progress over time, and some are transient. Some dystonias are reactions to other medications. "swimmer's cramp" is a type of dystonia. A variety of treatments are possible, and even with no treatment, they may get better spontaneously. ...Read more

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How to diagnosis Dopamine respond dystonia?

How to diagnosis Dopamine respond dystonia?

Wise guy answer: I know this may seem like a wiseguy type of an answer to you but truthfully it is exactly to your point. The patient is given dopamine in the form of carbidopa levodopa usually and we see if the dystonia gets better. Hence, the name "dopamine responsive dystonia."some things in medicine are just that easy. Want to become a doctor? Cheers! ...Read more

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How does dystonia affect the nervous system?

Various ways: Depending on the cause, extent and severity dystonia can manifest as spasms from head to toe, abnormal posturing, pain, spasms, and lip smacking. ...Read more

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Please tell me what dystonia & dyskinesia means?

Please tell me what dystonia & dyskinesia means?

Dystonia definition: Dystonia refers to a neurologic condition consisting of involuntary movements of the body due to abnormally prolonged and inappropriate muscle activity. Dyskinesia refers to involuntary movements but can encompass a larger range of movements including tremor, dystonia or chorea. The term "dyskinesias" is used in the setting of parkinson's disease and with chronic antipsychotic use (tardive). ...Read more

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I have a disorder called dystonia. What is cause?

I have a disorder called dystonia. What is cause?

Several: Dytonia can be hereditary or caused by other factors such as medication, birth-related, physical trauma, or even certain infections. In some cases dystonia can be spontaneous with no known cause. ...Read more

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Dystonia musculorum deformans symtoms, what to do?

? DBS: There has been a lot of work with deep brain stimulation units and dystonia. Find a specialty center and see if this may help. ...Read more

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What information can you give on cervical dystonia?

What information can you give on cervical dystonia?

Botox?: Cervical dystonia is a focal dystonia of unknown etiology that can sometimes be helped with Botox injections. ...Read more

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Can cervical dystonia ever just stop affecting you?

There is no cure: Cervical dystonia is a disorder that can occur at any age. It is very painful condition in which your neck muscles spasm involuntarily. There is no cure, but in some cases dystonia resolves without treatment. You can try Botox injections for the relief of spasms. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have tardive dyskinisia/dystonia?

Dystonia: Un usual muscular movements NT under your control. ...Read more

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Can childhood illnesses such as measles cause dystonia?

Can childhood illnesses such as measles cause dystonia?

Hm...: Measles usually leaves no consequences, but in some children it may lead to either acute or chronic (slowly developing) encephalitis that can be a cause of dystonia. ...Read more

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What are the surgical options for people with dystonia?

What are the surgical options for people with dystonia?

Stimulators: Previously, some types of dystonia were treated by cutting certain nerves or muscles. Now there are stimulators that can be implanted in the brain or sometimes the spine to reduce the spasms. You would need referral to a major neurosurgical center, with expertise in deep brain stimulation. ...Read more

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What's the differences between dystonia and dyskinesia?

Stiffness & movement: In a parkinson disease (pd) patient, these two conditions are related. Dystonia is a sustained muscle contraction with twisting. Dyskinesia is an involuntary movement. In pd, in a patient who is having fluctuations from levodopa, a patient can develop dyskinesias or dystonia. There are also tardive dyskinesias which are involuntary movements that develop following neuroleptic exposure. ...Read more