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