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Dr.Shakeel Ansari, Neurology Specialist
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Experience:  Post Graduate Diploma Clinical Neurology
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My 19 year daughter has tourettes, autism, joint

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Hi my 19 year daughter has tourettes, autism, joint hypermobility and was diagnosed with dystonia of right wrist by a neurologist in March. She has now got it in left foot is in great pain and distress as she has had 2 patella reconstruction and knows it is hurting this area too. Gp just said take ibroprofen and paracetamol and wait 3 weeks for physio appointment. She really does not feel she can cope and I am worried about her mental health do you have any advice
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: Since Sunday in foot 21 March in right hand, can't really walk tried ice, warm water soaks and massage but she can't feel anything or move it
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: She is also taking queitiapine
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 14 days ago.

Hi, this is Dr Ansari, welcome to JA,

I believe the best option to treat Dystonia and associated pain is with local Botox injection by the neurologist.

Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 14 days ago.

This will relieve the dystonia and the pain both.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
How quickly do we need to get this done, her follow up is not for another 2 months and she does not feel able to cope, gp not very helpful
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 14 days ago.

You can go to a Neurologist get a referral from GP, meanwhile for pain killers.

Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 14 days ago.

Medications need to be prescribed by your GP like clonazepam and cases dopa-responsive dystonia with levodopa.