Tardive dyskinesia

"I believe more than 1 million Americans suffer from TD. It seems conservative to say that in 1991, tens of millions of TD victims are alive around the world…..Psychiatry has unleashed an epidemic of neurological disease on the world. Even if TD were the only permanent disability produced by these drugs, by itself, this would be among the worst medically-induced disasters in history."—Peter Breggin, M.D.

Tardive Dyskinesia "resulted in painful, disfiguring twitches and spasms. Afflicted individuals were unable to work and carry on a normal family and social life. Often depressed and humiliated by their physical appearance, they withdrew from loved ones."-- Dr. P. Breggin & D. Cohen, Ph.D, Your Drug May Be Your Problem. (Perseus Books, 1999. pp.76-82).

The standard neuroleptics like Thorazine and Haldol have had quite a litany of harm with the tardive dyskinesia and all. ....Let's talk about Zyprexa. It has a different profile. So it may not cause as much tardive dyskinesia. It may not cause as many Parkinsonian symptoms. But it causes a whole range of new symptoms. So, for example, it's more likely to cause diabetes. It's more likely to cause pancreatic disorders. It's more likely to cause obesity and appetite-disregulation disorders. ......In fact, researchers in Ireland reported in 2003 that since the introduction of the atypical antipsychotics, the death rate among people with schizophrenia has doubled. They have done death rates of people treated with standard neuroleptics and then they compare that with death rates of people treated with atypical antipsychotics, and it doubles. It doubles! It didn't reduce harm. In fact, in their seven-year study, 25 of the 72 patients died. [2005] Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition Street ---Robert Whitaker

Heather Adel  My son started having seizures after his one month MMR.  They were occasional and everyone tried to make me think I was losing my mind and imagining it.  I did not want him to get two month shots but the dr talked me into it and that night he had 40 seizures in my arms.  Every day after that he had 7 or 8 seizures that lasted 10 minutes at a time.  He is on heavy doses of Topamax to control the seizures, which I think he started having seizures while I was still pregnant and on Reglan.  At 8 months along, I changed OB-GYN and they immediately took me off the REGLAN and I was able to carry him full term but had been having contractions prior to switching dr's.  Then when they immunized him it triggered something and they told me he would not live to be 5 and be mentally handicapped.  He is making his milestones and shocking all the dr's.  Nobody knows what exactly is wrong with him.  He is still on high doses of Topamax and without it he is a limp lifeless baby.  With it he is achieving miracles.  I have not allowed them to immunize since his two months immunizations and I am so scared to do so especially with all the stories out there.  He is my 4th baby and all of my other children, all girls, have been immunized with no problems, but something about my son is different.  They have already started saying he will be on the spectrum and he is 2.5 years old.  I really feel like there has to be other moms who had REGLAN while being pregnant and their children are autistic.  Just like the Thalidomide Babies there was over 8000 babies born with deformed limbs etc., before they realized the cause was something they took during pregnancy, I will bet my life that Reglan is causing Tardive Dyskensia which is being misdiagnosed as autism. 

External links
TD Case Settled After Breggin Testimony

[1997] Jury Awards $1.3 million to Tardive Dyskinesia Victim--Appeals Judge Increases Award to $2 million citing Dr. Breggin's testimony

[2000] $6.7 million Awarded by Jury in Risperdal Tardive Dyskinesia Case

$1.6 Million Tardive Dyskinesia Verdict on October 14, 2005

Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dementia caused by Neuroleptic Drugs

Landmark Victory in First Canadian Tardive Dyskinesia Trial