Are you at risk of Tardive Dyskinesia? Find out now.

You know that rapidly rattled off disclaimer “Call your doctor if you experience involuntary repetitive movements as these are serious and may become permanent.”

No shit, Sherlock. This International Bipolar Disorder Story has some of the stuff the doctors won’t tell us. The TD causing meds developed for schizophrenia are now being used for mainstream, run of the mill, non mental ill concerns such as anxiety, adhd, insomnia, cancer and anorexia (stimulate appetite) depression, and bipolar disorder, so you might be on one of the drugs that’s whitewashed as something else and be at risk. The drug companies don’t exactly advertise they’re selling reformulated Thorazine. Antipsychotics.

Be safe. Be sure.

http://ibpf.org/blog/tardive-dyskinesia-decade-later

Allison

4 thoughts on “Are you at risk of Tardive Dyskinesia? Find out now.

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    • Dear Tracy. I only just now found the ‘comments’ aspect to WordPress. I am ecstatic. I hate to say this, but with regards to atypical antipsychotics, with some of them (all of them except Clozaril, Seroquel and Melleril) the chances, over time, that you will get TD are 2-4x as much if you are a woman, are higher if you have a mood disorder and the longer you take them, the higher the chance that you will get it. If I had to do it all over again, I’d have either stayed on lower dose of Seroquel or done the footwork to do what needs to be done (jump through the hoops) to get Clozaril, a secret no one knows about. It’s a secret, because it’s generic. But you have to get bloodwork done. Once a week for the first six months.

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