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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:20 pm    Post subject: Why is this young woman using a wheelchair?: She has tardive dyskinesia - caused by psychiatric drugs. Reply with quote

EXCErPT: Jenelle's Story
as told to Douglas A. Smith

http://www.antipsychiatry.org/jenelle.htm

A few years ago, Jenelle got food poisoning and was given a
neuroleptic drug called Reglan (metoclopramide) to suppress vomiting.
The drug gave her a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia almost
right away. Because of her strange body movements caused by the drug,
she was misdiagnosed as having a psychiatric problem and given other
psychiatric drugs called Thorazine, Haldol, and Xanax which worsened
her physical and mental condition. The psychiatric drugs she was
given that are called neuroleptics (Reglan, Thorazine, and Haldol)
damaged the parts of her nervous system responsible for motor control
enough to make her dependent on a wheelchair.
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Rick Morris
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Why is this young woman using a wheelchair?: She has tardive dyskinesia - caused by psychiatric drugs. Reply with quote

This sounds really fishy to me. For one, metoclopramide is given to
thousands of people daily who are undergoing surgery without the least bit
of problem. This is the first I have heard that such a debilitating
side-effect came from metoclopramide. Actually, I administer this medication
routinely and have rarely have had any complaints of side effects. I did
observe a case where a patient had a brief spell of akesthesia, but this
passed fairly quickly and the patient was pleased with the anti-nausea
effect the medication had. Reglan increases the contractions of the stomach
and small intestine, helping the passage of food. It can cause mild to
severe depression in a limited number of people, but not likely through a
single dose.

Why the woman would have received other anti-psychotics due to her side
effects to Reglan does not make sense either. If this happened as reported
on the website, it was a bizarre call by the doc. The only response I have
ever seen by a psychiatrist when a person appeared to be suffering from TD
was to reduce of discontinue the medications that cause it, not increase or
add them. I have never seen treatment as described in over ten years of
acute psychiatric nursing.

Reglan is not classified as a psychiatric medication. It is a GI stimulant.
And while I know that it can have side effects, including TD, most of these
side effects are rare and I have never until today heard suggestion that
short term treatment would cause such a significant problem. I am
continually dubious that the addition of psych meds to "treat" the TD
happened as reported.

The whole thing reminds me of a person claiming that it is safer to not wear
seat belts because they knew someone who had been thrown free from the car
and was saved from burning to death. It can happen, but it ignores the
statistics that show a person is twenty times more likely to die if thrown
from a vehicle.



On 7/8/06 6:20 PM, in article 2df0b2tmpvqrggslsbkoeh5au85esup1u9@4ax.com,
"BreastImplantAwareness.org" <BIA@mundo.com> wrote:

Quote:
EXCErPT: Jenelle's Story
as told to Douglas A. Smith

http://www.antipsychiatry.org/jenelle.htm

A few years ago, Jenelle got food poisoning and was given a
neuroleptic drug called Reglan (metoclopramide) to suppress vomiting.
The drug gave her a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia almost
right away. Because of her strange body movements caused by the drug,
she was misdiagnosed as having a psychiatric problem and given other
psychiatric drugs called Thorazine, Haldol, and Xanax which worsened
her physical and mental condition. The psychiatric drugs she was
given that are called neuroleptics (Reglan, Thorazine, and Haldol)
damaged the parts of her nervous system responsible for motor control
enough to make her dependent on a wheelchair.
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Skeptic
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:14 am    Post subject: Re: Why is this young woman using a wheelchair?: She has tardivedyskinesia - caused by psychiatric drugs. Reply with quote

Lol... where to begin with the problems with that story. Reglan is a pretty
darned safe med having withstood the test of time. It's been a long time
since I've had to treat food poisoning, but as I recall, regland
(metoclopromide) was not a treatment. In fact, the suppression of vomiting
or of diarrhea is - or at least was - frowned upon as vomit and diarrhea are
quite curative and the last thing you want to do is keep the "poison"
(bacteria) in your system longer than necessary. The body has a lovely way
of fixing itself, and vomiting is one of them. Then you have the alleged
treatment of the alleged side effect of reglan - more meds. Lol, uh ... no.
Simple discontinuation of the offending medication is treatment.

Anyway, the story is clearly inaccurate and I doubt there's even a shred of
truth to it.

"Rick Morris" <wmorris@neb.rr.com> wrote in message
news:C0D7D127.11F20%wmorris@neb.rr.com...
Quote:
This sounds really fishy to me. For one, metoclopramide is given to
thousands of people daily who are undergoing surgery without the least bit
of problem. This is the first I have heard that such a debilitating
side-effect came from metoclopramide. Actually, I administer this
medication
routinely and have rarely have had any complaints of side effects. I did
observe a case where a patient had a brief spell of akesthesia, but this
passed fairly quickly and the patient was pleased with the anti-nausea
effect the medication had. Reglan increases the contractions of the
stomach
and small intestine, helping the passage of food. It can cause mild to
severe depression in a limited number of people, but not likely through a
single dose.

Why the woman would have received other anti-psychotics due to her side
effects to Reglan does not make sense either. If this happened as reported
on the website, it was a bizarre call by the doc. The only response I have
ever seen by a psychiatrist when a person appeared to be suffering from TD
was to reduce of discontinue the medications that cause it, not increase
or
add them. I have never seen treatment as described in over ten years of
acute psychiatric nursing.

Reglan is not classified as a psychiatric medication. It is a GI
stimulant.
And while I know that it can have side effects, including TD, most of
these
side effects are rare and I have never until today heard suggestion that
short term treatment would cause such a significant problem. I am
continually dubious that the addition of psych meds to "treat" the TD
happened as reported.

The whole thing reminds me of a person claiming that it is safer to not
wear
seat belts because they knew someone who had been thrown free from the car
and was saved from burning to death. It can happen, but it ignores the
statistics that show a person is twenty times more likely to die if thrown
from a vehicle.



On 7/8/06 6:20 PM, in article 2df0b2tmpvqrggslsbkoeh5au85esup1u9@4ax.com,
"BreastImplantAwareness.org" <BIA@mundo.com> wrote:

EXCErPT: Jenelle's Story
as told to Douglas A. Smith

http://www.antipsychiatry.org/jenelle.htm

A few years ago, Jenelle got food poisoning and was given a
neuroleptic drug called Reglan (metoclopramide) to suppress vomiting.
The drug gave her a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia almost
right away. Because of her strange body movements caused by the drug,
she was misdiagnosed as having a psychiatric problem and given other
psychiatric drugs called Thorazine, Haldol, and Xanax which worsened
her physical and mental condition. The psychiatric drugs she was
given that are called neuroleptics (Reglan, Thorazine, and Haldol)
damaged the parts of her nervous system responsible for motor control
enough to make her dependent on a wheelchair.

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Mark Probert
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Posts: 1720

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Why is this young woman using a wheelchair?: She has tardive dyskinesia - caused by psychiatric drugs. Reply with quote

Rick Morris wrote:
Quote:
This sounds really fishy to me. For one, metoclopramide is given to
thousands of people daily who are undergoing surgery without the least bit
of problem. This is the first I have heard that such a debilitating
side-effect came from metoclopramide. Actually, I administer this medication
routinely and have rarely have had any complaints of side effects. I did
observe a case where a patient had a brief spell of akesthesia, but this
passed fairly quickly and the patient was pleased with the anti-nausea
effect the medication had. Reglan increases the contractions of the stomach
and small intestine, helping the passage of food. It can cause mild to
severe depression in a limited number of people, but not likely through a
single dose.

Why the woman would have received other anti-psychotics due to her side
effects to Reglan does not make sense either. If this happened as reported
on the website, it was a bizarre call by the doc. The only response I have
ever seen by a psychiatrist when a person appeared to be suffering from TD
was to reduce of discontinue the medications that cause it, not increase or
add them. I have never seen treatment as described in over ten years of
acute psychiatric nursing.

Reglan is not classified as a psychiatric medication. It is a GI stimulant.
And while I know that it can have side effects, including TD, most of these
side effects are rare and I have never until today heard suggestion that
short term treatment would cause such a significant problem. I am
continually dubious that the addition of psych meds to "treat" the TD
happened as reported.

The whole thing reminds me of a person claiming that it is safer to not wear
seat belts because they knew someone who had been thrown free from the car
and was saved from burning to death. It can happen, but it ignores the
statistics that show a person is twenty times more likely to die if thrown
from a vehicle.



On 7/8/06 6:20 PM, in article 2df0b2tmpvqrggslsbkoeh5au85esup1u9@4ax.com,
"BreastImplantAwareness.org" <BIA@mundo.com> wrote:

EXCErPT: Jenelle's Story
as told to Douglas A. Smith

http://www.antipsychiatry.org/jenelle.htm

A few years ago, Jenelle got food poisoning and was given a
neuroleptic drug called Reglan (metoclopramide) to suppress vomiting.
The drug gave her a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia almost
right away. Because of her strange body movements caused by the drug,
she was misdiagnosed as having a psychiatric problem and given other
psychiatric drugs called Thorazine, Haldol, and Xanax which worsened
her physical and mental condition. The psychiatric drugs she was
given that are called neuroleptics (Reglan, Thorazine, and Haldol)
damaged the parts of her nervous system responsible for motor control
enough to make her dependent on a wheelchair.

I read the yarn (above) and also had questions. My son has CP, and I am
familiar with several different neurological disorders since he attends
a special school. So, I did a spot of research....and found Jenelle's
home page:

http://www.geocities.com/petsburgh/6691/

Jenelle has Dystonia.

Someone, and it is NOT Jenelle, is lying.
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