Treatment for tardive dystonia of the tongue?

If you have tardive dystonia, it is vital that your learn more about your disorder so as to be able to plan your treatment, wellness, and support needs. It is also important that you connect with people who have the disorder and become part of some support group. Such groups will provide you with information on your disorder and the various tardive dystonia treatment approaches.

There are some treatments that are known to have provided relief to such patients. You, however, need to understand that treating tardive dystonia completely is difficult. The focus is therefore on minimizing the symptoms. Here’s what you can do.

  • You must try and get plenty of rest; reduce stress by various relaxation techniques and also follow a moderate exercise routine. This will help reduce the movements that worsen your symptoms.
  • Studies indicate that the use of vitamin E is beneficial for patients suffering from tardive dystonia. This treatment is especially beneficial for patients who have not yet got tardive dystonia. It is important that you consult your health care provider before starting with vitamin E treatment as large doses can be toxic.
  • There are certain drugs and injections that help combat tardive dystonia. Check with your health care provided if this line of treatment might be beneficial for you.
  • It is important that you go in for some specialized medical treatment for tardive dystonia. A psychiatrist may not always be the best person to treat the problem. Find a movement disorder clinic near you, where you can seek help from occupational therapists, neurologists, and physiotherapists. Potential treatment interventions at the clinics include therapeutic exercise and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
  • You need to keep in mind that finding the right medication could take some time and patience. You may also have to try several drugs before you find one that works the best for you.

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