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Wondering about side effects/ neurological conditions?

#1

I am on heavy antipsychotic medication And antidepressants Long-term
I’ve had severe dystonic reactions in the past and also my grandmother had Parkinson’s

I have been twitching several times And more and more of the time for the last few weeks, I’m into hour 5 within 48 hrs, seems more frequent

Legs feet arms face belly diaphragm back eyes torso shoulders knees etc, sometimes alone brief jerk and sometimes mixed like bum and legs or shoulders with a neck twitch
Its even today more frequent and longer span than 4 weeks ago
I have low blood pressure since recently, also recent slight breathless and palpitations (although that was only A couple of weeks 5x in the time with the palpitations
Sometimes mouth ulcers recently but not like major allergy (herpes?)
Had a little taster of restless legs but its normally in my torso
Some tremor in my hands, Esp after flexing for a few seconds, sometimes I lose control over my hands a little, difficult to touch type when that happens
I rarely find it difficult to swallow or to speak but it does happen briefly for a second just difficult to get words out for a few seconds or forgetting

I hope this isn’t all really too vague
I think there might be more than one different kind of disorder which I think I might have so I don’t know at this point what I’m asking if you have any idea please tell me what you think the possibilities sound like thanks

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#2

this sounds like the neuroleptic side effects of older antispychotics, like Nevane or Thorazine. What is your medication regiment? these side effects sound serious

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#3

I’m on an older one yes, clopixol, by depot injection in the buh tocks
I will meet my new psychiatrist soon
The handover to a less intensive team.
I think the few weeks of changing psychiatrist is not the best time to get so many extrapyramidal s.e.
My gp took it seriously enough to get me a neurologist appt.
Ill find out about changing meds
I’m sure my family don’t even believe me not having seen it themselves

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