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Sat, Sep 19 12:36am · Brain Zaps after tapering off anti-depression medication in Depression & Anxiety

Brain zaps feel like electric shocks.

Fri, Sep 18 7:18pm · Brain Zaps after tapering off anti-depression medication in Depression & Anxiety

I had brain zaps years ago after being discharged from a mental institution. That was in the 1980's. I have memory issues now so I can't give you a lot of detail. I thought I was imagining them. I didn't want to be examined by a doctor because he wouldn't see anything so he would probably just think I was crazy. I just wanted to let you know they are real. Once they stopped, I never had that symptom again.

Tue, Jun 30 4:35pm · Dystonia Issues and Deep Brain Stimulation in Brain & Nervous System

YES! Yesterday I noticed that I could stand erect for more minutes and not get out of breath. The abs tighten somewhat but I can breathe. Maybe after time or another dose, special exercises will be able to help me stay erect. Or maybe Botox will correct everything.

Thu, Jun 25 4:18pm · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

Thank you for posting. I found your info to be very helpful.

Thu, Jun 25 4:12pm · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

Thank you for the helpful info. I've had trouble breathing for 2 years. Since then I put on about 30 lbs, I never exercise and my diet is not a healthy one. It never occurred to me that correcting these choices could make an improvement in breathing. I saw the PD doc today. He eliminated camptocormia as a possible diagnosis and is still deciding between diaphragmatic myoclonus and abdominal dystonia. He did Botox injections 2 weeks ago. He said it could take 4-6 weeks to see any positive signs. I've got my fingers crossed. He encouraged me to exercise. When I get out of breath just getting out of a chair, I don't have any desire to exercise.

Wed, Jun 24 10:08am · Camptocormia (bent spine syndrome or BSS): Looking for others in Spine Health

Thank you for posting the nih website. The information was helpful. I have PD and "something else". In 2018 recovering from extensive back surgery, I had a pulling down sensation, pulling my chest forward and then becoming short of breath. I assumed it was from the surgery and that PT would take care of it. Two years later and it is getting worse. My PD doctor has come up with 3 different diagnostic names: abdominal dystonia, camptocormia, and diaphragmatic myoclonus. Two weeks ago he injected Botox into rectus abdominus muscles. I have had no improvements nor side effects. I think the reason I don't have back pain is because I have such a hard time breathing that I sit down quickly before the back gets involved. I have felt a pulling sensation in my lower back but the breathing difficulty trumps the back tightness. If Botox doesn't help I assume I will be confined to a wheelchair in the near future.

Wed, Jun 10 12:16pm · Dystonia Issues and Deep Brain Stimulation in Brain & Nervous System

I can't speak to DBS. However, I do have abdominal dystonia vs camptocormia. I got my first Botox treatment 2 days ago. I have had no side effects from the Botox but my muscles were very sore the day after treatment. I felt like I had done 100 sit-ups. The doctor told me it takes 3 weeks for the Botox to kick in but I might feel some benefit is 3 or 4 days.

Sat, Jan 18 11:41am · undiagnosed movement disorder in Brain & Nervous System

I plan to call doctor on Monday. Thanks for the nudge. I'll let you know what I find out.