Issue: Tardive dyskinesia, Sleep Issues
Tardive dyskinesia – often called TD—is a movement disorder caused by antipsychotic drugs that can impair any muscle functions that are partially or wholly under voluntary control, such as the face, eyes, tongue, neck, back, abdomen, extremities, diaphragm and respiration, swallowing reflex, and vocal cords and voice control.*
In my case, it started about a year and a half ago and resulted in involuntary movement of my tongue, sometimes to the point of affecting my speech. It is maddening. After I stopped taking the antipsychotics, it actually got worse. I did a lot of research and learned that it is usually irreversible and permanent. Needless to say, this finding is devastating. In an attempt to cure this disorder, I tried various treatments, including vitamins and supplements, acupuncture, cranio-sacral massage, and prescription drugs. I kept hoping it would “go away”. When I discovered Brainwave Optimization, I decided to try it for sleeplessness.
Not only is my sleep back to normal, I’m thrilled to be able report that I have achieved about a 90% reduction in the TD symptoms as a result of two intensives of Brainwave Optimization. Most days I’m not aware of it at all. It can flare up when I’m tired or stressed, but it’s nothing like it was. My former psychiatrist was amazed. Given the pessimistic outcome for this condition, I find this result a miracle.
*Source: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, Peter R. Breggin, MD, Springer Publishing Company, ©2013
– Excerpted from actual client comments