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Re: Tardive Dyskinesia and ten years

Posted by shelliR on May 26, 2001, at 19:44:04

In reply to Re: Tardive Dyskinesia = Cam, Sunnely, anyone?, posted by stjames on May 26, 2001, at 18:55:40

> I have seen chronic TD up close, it is not pretty.
> But the benifits did out weight this side effect in chronic scitzohrenia. For me, I would not take a newer AP, for a non-psychotic condition, unless I had really tried everything else. We need more than 10 years sampling to say what the instance of TD is in the newer ones.
> James

Still, it's been ten years. And I can't find ANY statistics on the newer, atypical ads and TD. My last pdoc has had one case so far, and I'm not even sure how long they been used for anti-depressants. It was one of the things that made me angry towards her--that she pushed them on me with so little information and acted annoyed at my hesitation. She never either mentioned TD when prescribing them. BTW, both her case and a case of my pdoc in the hospital, were reversed within four months. But four months is a long time when you own a business in which you interact with the public. And there's no guarantee of reversal. So after ten years, why no statistics available? I feel safer supplementing my ad with codeine. So the antipsychotics totally freaked me out and the codeine totally freaked her out. But guess who's life it is?

AND, 3 1/2 years and no increase in hydrocodone (3.75mg per day does it unless I have a migraine). I'm actually totally amazed myself that the need to go up is still not there. (FYI, I am not recommending hydrocodone for anyone but me!)

I know Dr. Bob gets worried about these alarmist posts, but I think patients deserve to know the statistics before they
make a decision about these drugs. And I think many doctors are falling short on supplying information on the possible ramifications of taking a drug, all drugs actually.





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