Found this on a website
I was on haloperidol for 2 years, I hope that I dont have any permanent TD
I used to take 60mg a day about 12 years ago and started getting the small TD movements in my tongue at that dose. I didnt notice it they were so small, my doctor noticed it while checking my tongue. Idk if they ever went away. I take haldol now again (at a lower dose) and havent noticed anything. I have probably been on haldol a total of 4 or 5 years now. When I was about 21, my left arm quit swinging when I walk and I lean to the left. I think it was probably caused by all the antipsychotics but I can’t be sure which one. I don’t seem to be sensitive to TD tho since I have been on antipsychotics for around 16 years total and don’t have TD yet. My aunt developed TD after a very short time on a very low dose of haldol tho (1 mg a day or less) but she wasn’t schizophrenic so i think that may have had something to do with it.
If you know what TD is pretty sure you would know if you had symptoms. It can be partial reversible. Safe to say if you are off it now and don’t notice anything, no permanent damage done in that regards to TD
I’m on a first Gen. Antipsychotics as well. The name is Clopixol and I’ve been on that for 26 years without any long term effects. I’ve learned from some sources on the internet that atypical antipsychotics are just as prone to cause TD as the 1. Gen antipsychotics so there is just one way to stay safe from TD and that’s to stay away from any antipsychotics which in most cases isn’t advice able.
I was on it for over a year, but have no long term effects that I am aware of
First gen are worse, that’s why they are called first gen because they had/have worse side effects.
All aps have a risk of td that increases with accumulative years of use
I used it on and off for close to thirty years. No issues man.
I think you would already know by now if Haldol caused you to get TD.
Contrary to the horror storys you read on the internet. Tardive Dyskensia is still pretty rare. And even those that have copped it have been on it for 30 years plus at high hospital grade doses.
On haldol myself - purely as a last resort crisis medication. Trust me you would know if you had TD.
Thank you for calming me down, I appreciate your answers <3
I’ve had less side effects…way less side effects on first gen drugs. I’d take any of em any day over 2nd.
This is true. I’ve seen the studies, I believe. I think most of the 2nd gen drugs claiming to be safer are a marketing scam. The reason 1st gen drugs were/are worse is when doctors give them in the doses that were used in the 1950s. Those doses were basically an overdose. They realize that now and have redefined the dosing recommendations of haloperidol.
I’m going to ask to be uppered in Clopixol dose to 500 mg Clopixol every other week.( the highest dose prescribed) I just need a blood test next week that shows I can tolerate it. I’m not scared of TD because that it has no side effects at all. I’m also using 300 mg of Seroquel ( the most efficious dose for negative symptoms). And guess what believe me or not but it helps me tremendously agains the negative symptoms. I know that it’s said that the second generations don’t help negative symptoms but they do so in my case of this I’m sure.
I took seroquel when i was younger and it is one of my more favorite of the 2nd gen drugs. Sadly it along with all the drugs ending in “pine” (olanzapine, clozapine) now cause me tachycardia so i can’t take it anymore. It’s something to do with one of the receptors they block. But I’m doing great on haldol so im happy about that.
I must add that if you get problem with swallowing or you get involuntary movements of the tongue then you must immediately seek professional attention. This is not only linked to Haloperidol but any antipsychotics new or old.