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Re: Can akathisia return after offending drug stopped?

Posted by Nickm on October 29, 2003, at 11:14:55

In reply to Re: Can akathisia return after offending drug stopped? nickm, posted by judy1 on October 25, 2003, at 22:36:20

> My pdoc has told me he had patients that went months before all their symptoms stopped (after stopping the offending med). Personally, mine lasted between 1-2 weeks afterwards. So I guess I wouldn't be too worried after 12 days, and see what the doc has to say on Monday. BTW, I took cogentin for my symptoms.
> best of luck, judy

Thanks, Judy. She still has symptoms, but the Benadryl has alleviated them a bit. She also has dysthonia. Her arms become rigid when she walks, and she walks like a robot, as if afraid to...The doctor feels the symptoms will go away as the weeks go by.

It's scary as hell. I picture her the way she was, when she could swing her arms, and walk in carefree frashion, smile openly. I have trouble controlling my own rage at what was done to her by doctors who refused to see the symptoms of akathisia, dysthonia, parkisoninsm being caused by first zyprexa/prozac, and later wellbutrin/abilify.

That doctor, in his own notes, wrote that she had OCD symptoms very somatic, meaning that the akathisia, dysthonia etc that were obvious, he was attributing to OCD...

Wow! Jesus! Talk about inepts, shouldn't-be-practicing quacks. And the trouble is the guy has a reputation for being "an elegant doctor." Maybe it's the way he dresses. He's a quack. I'm glad we found her the new doc.

Nickm


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