Akathisia

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Registered: 02-04-2005
Akathisia
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:08am

It has been a really long time since I posted here, probably a few years. Things

Mom to Dalton CL/CP/AR age 5, Cameron NCA age 4 and Ethan NCA age 2
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In reply to: dalcameth
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 11:24am

Akathisia and the other EPS side-effects are usually temporary and the benztropines can help that, but of course can cause other side-effects. But, in my older daughter's case, the last antipsychotic she tried and got these EPS side-effects which persited, the pdoc didn't take her off it! :-( And they did become tardive dyskinesia. She had tardive akathisia and muscle tightness.


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Registered: 02-04-2005
In reply to: dalcameth
Sat, 02-04-2012 - 6:37pm

Thank you for your comments and your book reference. Are you the author? (It's not Mental) I have ordered the book.
I am also from Lexington, KY and I would love to hear insights and referals for pediatric mental health treatment locally.

Mom to Dalton CL/CP/AR age 5, Cameron NCA age 4 and Ethan NCA age 2
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Registered: 08-04-2001
In reply to: dalcameth
Sat, 02-04-2012 - 7:14pm

Yes, the book is mainly about the younger daughter although the older daughter had teen-onset bipolar disorder (she is now recovered after 13 years of illness).

Welcome fellow Lexingtonian! Are you a member of NAMI? I just gave a talk at the local NAMI Workshop last Sunday, and my daughters were there as part of the Q&A panel at the end.

You can contact me using Jeanie at ItsNotMental dot com


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