Together, you and your doctor can develop an individualized management plan based on
Depending on your other medical needs, you may be taking a variety of medications to achieve overall wellness. Partner with your primary doctor, neurologist, and/or psychiatrist to see if there is something you can do about your TD without disrupting your current medication routine.
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Partnering with your doctor is key to developing a treatment plan that's right for you.
Here are 5 tips to help:
Partnering with your doctor is key to developing the management plan that's right for you.
Here are 5 tips to help you B U I L D a collaborative partnership:
Be prepared. Bring questions about TD, possible treatment options to discuss, and a record of your symptoms and medications.
Use your resources. Ask a carepartner to join you. Sometimes it is difficult to recognize all of the TD symptoms.1 A carepartner can share his or her view.
Inform your doctor. Share how your uncontrolled movements are affecting your feelings, everyday routine, and relationships.
Listen to your doctor’s views. He or she can share research and explain different treatments, and can suggest which treatments may be appropriate for you.
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“I can feel better about myself because I don’t feel as responsible for not being able to control my body…I don’t feel like a victim and I do feel more in control of my life.”
— Raven C. on managing his tardive dyskinesia
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