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1243620 tn?1274794297

Any meds that DO NOT cause tardive dyskinesia?

I have extreme anxiety and depression follows after panic attacks and lack of sleep. I got tardive dyskinesia 2 years ago from an antipsychotic and had to stop cold turkey.
DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY ANTIDEPRESSANTS OR ANTI-ANXIETY MEDS THAT DO NOT CAUSE TARDIVE DYSKINESIA???

I am so lost, it seems nearly every med has a risk of causing it. I need your answers fast, going for a med consult tomorrow, please help.
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968908 tn?1274874715
I think this is a question that needs to be put to a professional like a shrink.  Seeing as your seeing him/her tomorrow it would be best to wait and get an answer form that person.  

Personally i suffer terrible from tardive akathesia on most anti-d's.... it is pure TORTURE and i fully understand your distress but you need to get a professional answer here.  Sorry couldnt of been more help.

Hold on........ look on a web-site called Amoryn.  Google this word and it will come up, have a look and see what ya think.
1243620 tn?1274794297
Thanks for your post. My psych said today that anti-depressants have never caused TD. It seems like they are trying to drug me up all the time and saying the side effects I read about aren't real. :-/

But you have TD, so obviously it is. Has it not gone away? Did you try benzos to stop it?
I looked up Amoryn quickly, will have another look later. Thanks again.
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If you do an online search and ask, Can (name of drug) cause Tardive Dyskinesia? There's a site called eHealthme that gathers data from the FDA through Med Watch for every drug complaint that caused TD.  You should also be aware of drug emergent syndrome. Go slow on or off any of these drugs that affect your brain.
1118884 tn?1338596450
We all have different reactions to head meds.  I have taken anti depressants and anti anxiety meds off and on for years without this side effect.

From what I've read TD may occur when a person is taking an anti psychotic.  Then again, Julie is struggling with it ...so a mystery.

The bottom line: you have to get your psychiatrist to listen to your fears, or if you feel you are developing TD, he/she must find an alternative for you.

I have a neighbor who takes a medication that is known to cause TD, but she shows no signs whatever of it.  So, it is an individual thing, like all side effects of head meds.

Best luck!
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My info agrees with sillygirl, most TD is from antipsychotics, not antidepressants, but as we're all individuals, any one person can get anything, and any particular psychiatrist can deny meds cause anything.
585414 tn?1288944902
Its essential not to confuse temporary movement disorders (such as dystonia and akathesia) with permanent movement disorders. Temporary movement disorders can be treated with a side effect pill. Tardive dyskinesia is different in that it is permanent. A psychiatrist and neurologist would be able to note the difference. When a psychiatrist notes the signs of tardive dyskinesia they refer a person to a movement disorders specialist to diagnose it conclusively and also to treat it and at that point a person will be shifted to a medication that can't cause it. With antipsychotics it occurs at a direct statistical rate. With anti-depressents it depends on the particular medication  and with some it can be an adverse side effect (meaning statistically rare). For any medication, the medication website has the full information and the best thing to do is to report any abnormal movements to your psychiatrist and they will know how to follow up.
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I took abilify for 2 years i got 2 different types of tardive ...tardive dystonia and tardive dyskinesia...my whole torso twist and turns and bends backward so hard i make terrible grunting sounds..this went on for a long time until a nuro dr. took me off abilify and all symptoms left within 2 weeks... i felt whole again...as this halted my life considerably i couldnt drive or anything... a month ago i started taking lipator for high cholesterol and i started having TD's again ... one Dr. tells me that lipator causes TD and my other Dr. tells me that zoloft (which ive been taking for 5 years) is causing it. i so dont know what to do..im at a loss
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