Ask Your Health Question and Get an Answer ASAP
It sounds to me like your mother may be suffering from what is called tardive dyskenesia. This is a side effect of may psychotropic or neuroleptic medications.
I highly suggest giving the doctor a call and mentioning the possibility of the above. They will want to see her and adjust her meds if this is the case.
Click here to read more.
I'm sorry, that is not what I was suggesting at all. I do not agree that another med should be added.
The lamictal and fluphenazine, coupled with the seroquel and klonopin could be what has triggered this.
I agree that she is on an awful lot of meds. Is one doctor overseeing all of this? or is this all being prescribed by more than one doctor?
I'm so sorry, I'm not from that area. I do feel for you and agree with you that this is not right. The best doctors/hospitals are teaching hospitals in my opinion. I would seek a neurologist or a neuropsychiatrist for your mom at this point.
Below are some links to a few doctors that might get you on the right track:
If you can give me a closer proximity to where you are, I may be able to narrow your search for you.
Other than diabetes, what diagnosis does your mother have to constitute these medications?
Okay, thanks for further information.
Please give me 30 minutes or so.
I'm going to do some further research.
I WILL Be back.
Here's a tidbit I found...... a co-worker here found it.
The tenuate dospan they gave her to reduce her appetite was a really stupid idea given all her co-diagnoses. It is one of the older drugs related to speed. With her other psych drugs she should be high as a kite and shaking all over.http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a682037.html#side-effects
Back to more research!
That's all I can find right now, but I do have some other emails out to colleiges. If I can come up with more, I'll sure let you know.
As far as finding a new doctor, I've heard NYU is excellent. I would also call her insurance company and ask them who is covered under her insurance over there in the field of neurology and/or neuropsych.
Please keep me posted! I really want to hear how this all works out for your mom.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.