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Can clozapine have given me a mini stroke my speech is terrible

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Can clozapine have given me a mini stroke my speech is terrible and I rember sometime ago one side of my face was dropping
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

clonazepam would not give you a ministroke

Dr. David :

sometimes you can get a temporary viral infection which can cause one side of your face to droop.

Dr. David :

this is often called bell's palsy and is not from a stroke.

Dr. David :

and is a temporary viral infection which can cause temporary one side facial droop and slurred speech

Dr. David :

but it gets better with time.

Dr. David :

I don't think this was caused by Klonopin.

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : This speech problem has been there for about 2 yrs now
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

have you seen a speech therapist or talked to your doctor about it?

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : It's clozapine the anti psychotic
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

clozapine can cause severe oral dyskinesia and affect your speech.

Dr. David :

there are medications which can help this.

Dr. David :

have you tried tetrabenazine?

Dr. David :

this might help your oral dyskinesia symptoms.

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : Can someone please help me I find it really frustrating that people can't understand a word I say I'm beginning to stop trying to talk its embarresing and I hate it
Dr. David :

have you talked to your doctor about tetrabenazine

Dr. David :

which is a medication which can help your oral symptoms.

Dr. David :

I would talk to your doctor about this.

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : Hello is anyone there
Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

have you talked to your doctor about tetrabenazine

Dr. David :

which is a medication which can help.

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : What is that medication for
Dr. David :

to help decrease your oral speech symptoms.

Dr. David :

and to help relax your mouth

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : Does it work
Dr. David :

yes, it could help your symptoms

Dr. David :

I would talk to your doctor about it and see if it could help you

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : Thank u I will ask gp
Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

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JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : 26 pounds for nothing
Dr. David :

why nothing?

Dr. David :

I gave you a medication to try

Dr. David :

how else can I help you?

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : U didn't even know it was clozapine the anti psychotic or why I was taking it
JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : I'm here
Dr. David :

that was my mistake.

Dr. David :

but I corrected it.

Dr. David :

and suggested a medication which could help.

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : Fine u step out of this chat but if I could i would demand my money back
Dr. David :

I am here as well.

JACUSTOMER-pw5usul2- : Just want someone to help me
Dr. David :

I was trying to help you last night.

Dr. David :

talk to your doctor about tetrabenazine