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Re: Suggestions on treating Tardive Dyskinesia TD?

Posted by jay2112 on November 6, 2020, at 17:09:40

In reply to Re: Suggestions on treating Tardive Dyskinesia TD? jay2112, posted by SLS on November 6, 2020, at 13:10:35

> > Propranolol, Amantadine, and clonidine.
> Amantadine sounds interesting. I would be concerned that clonidine would cause depression.
> - Scott

I found amantadine to have a good antidepressant quality. Not as robust as the standard stimulants, but works well in a mix with antidepressants and a stimulant. May work well against t.d. I actually found amphetamine to be a good med to fight t.d. (Even though it is a suspected cause.) Yes, clonidine does have that depression-inducing quality, but in small doses, I found it useful for akathisia. That is the most intolerable aspect of EP symptoms, for me, anyway.

I was also thinking, amitriptyline has a strong anti-cholinergic profile, which may be also effective for depression. But, treatment response vs. side effects. Hmmmm..


I was brought up to believe..
Belief that's failed me now
As Life goes from bad to worse
No philosophy consoles me
In a clockwork universe..........
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