Permanent Shaking

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 9/8/2010 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
So... I got akathisia (icky, feeling uncomfortable in own skin, no fun) real bad and that parkinsonism from Risperdal when they gave it to me when I first became really sick. They prescribed me Cogentin at the time to help with the akathisia and parkinsonism, but even though the akathisia left, the shaking stayed.

The thing is, I stopped taking Risperdal 8 years ago and I still shake. It's just my right hand, but it's pretty bad sometimes and eating with a fork can be difficult, along with other things. I suspect it will be a permanent side effect... nobody told me it could be permanent... at least I didn't get the akathisia permanently... that would be horrid.

Has anyone else had this happen?

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 9/8/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Leapling - I believe it is actually called tardive dyskinesia and it can become permanent. I had akathisia and TD on abilify. Didn't you say you are on propanolol - isn't that given for tremors? (and anxiety)

I was taken off Abilify ASAP!! because of the tardive dyskinesia. I can take it for a week or two to stabilize me while waiting to get up to a higher dose of a different med. But as soon as akithisia sets in, I'm done because I know the tardive dyskenisia is next!

You can still report your reaction to FDA. There is side effect info and a link to FDA here:
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