Welll, just call me Fido

After seeing the movement disorder doctor, she told me that my problem was tic disorder. As such, I don't need to see her anymore. However she reinforced the need for me to take both primidone and clonazepam. 
Since I am regularly taking the clonezapam twice a day, I tend to sleep a lot. I also am not quite my sharp self...but since both neurologists say I need it I guess I'll comply. However it is primarily an anti anxiety med, but I am not particularly anxious. I also read that it is sometimes used as an anticonvulsant but I already take primidone as an anticonvulsant. I wonder if they think that I am having something like small seizures? 
So other than my vocal cords partially closing when I exhale, my right arm sometimes doing strange things(I look like Dr. Strangelove at times), my getting very brief "head rushes" when I look down and then up quickly, and a mild balance issue, I'm doing all right. But all is not bad, my bout with asthma has settled down, and I am pain free and can think at least semi'clearly. (I would say I can't complain, but after reading my post I would have to say that I can complain very well). I guess it would be more accurate to say I'm feeling all right.
I hope that you are too.
Tom
p.s. Like Fido, my tics and I are going to take a nap.
Be well,
Tom
 
 

Replies

deleted_user
deleted_user

Sorry, I am just reading this. Your situation really is confusing. The head rushes are concerning. Is when you look down (not when you move your head/neck down)? A tic disorder is neurological and explains the arm movement and vocal chord movement, perhaps. A motor tic can do this. Any movement in your face? I\'m most familiar with vocal tics but motor tics I\'ve seen only rarely. What would cause this to start when you haven\'t even had this in your life? This is what I would ask the neuro doctors, if I were you. Could it be a side effect of the meds? So sorry you are going through this and complain away. The best part is, as you report, your asthma has settled down. I\'m so glad to hear that. Take care, dear friend. Keep in touch. Thanks for your words on my journal entry. You have greater insight on employers and their antics. I appreciate what you said.