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Parknsons odd? Repetitive motions of the hands on face and strategies for releasing?
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An_246456 posted:
My mother is 91 years old ,and developed P late in life at about 89. Sound of mind, but v frail in body. Not much tremors but lately , all day long she has taken to the equivalent of powdering her nose using a dry kleenex. I cannot get her to stop, or if I do for a moment, trying to distract her by putting something else in her hand, she immediately starts up again. She gets v distressed if one tries to remove the Kleenex, and will answer monosyllables and she is definitely conscious, but at the same ome seems to have a pretty vacant stare on her face. DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS SIMILAR MOTIONS AND DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE PN STRATEGIES TO GET OUT OF IT. she is not taking any P medicine , she did try Trivastal for a month but suddenly began vomiting very forcefully and could not keep food down, so I stopped that....
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Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
Dear An_246456
Medicines for nausea (Reglan, Compazine and others) can cause Tardive Dyskinesia, in this case she seems to be exhibiting "stereotypies," or seemingly purposeful, repetitive movements. I would review her medications with her doctor. I would also have her evaluated for any additional medical problems, especially bladder infection, with a urinalysis and some simple blood tests.

Othe rmedications that cause Tardive Dyskinesia include medicines for hallucinations.


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