Paroxysmal dyskinesia

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What is paroxysmal dyskinesia?

Paroxysmal Dyskinesia is a neurological condition characterized by abnormal movements that come and go over time. These may include any combination of involuntary, rapid, randomly irregular jerky movements, distorted posturing and writhing motions.

Common symptoms reported by people with paroxysmal dyskinesia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with paroxysmal dyskinesia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
paroxysmal dyskinesia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mysoline)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
paroxysmal dyskinesia (1)

Data from patients with paroxysmal dyskinesia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with paroxysmal dyskinesia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
dry mouth headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
paroxysmal dyskinesia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mysoline)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
paroxysmal dyskinesia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with paroxysmal dyskinesia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has paroxysmal dyskinesia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 13
40s 4
50s 10
60s 8
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

58% Female
42% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 23
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from paroxysmal dyskinesia patients who have completed their condition history
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