Does anyone here have cervical dystonia or any type of dystonia? My DH has it and it has caused him to have short term memory. He is also a self-centered asshole which I have learned to live with. But his memory problem is getting worse and he has become a total drama king. He is not taking any meds for this as he doesn't want to become a druggie. He is getting onto our 2 children (13 yrs and 8 yrs) all the time about things that are trivial. It is a constant struggle to deal with him and at the same time it is affecting my kids in a negative way. Any suggestions?
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:31 AM on Dec. 23, 2008
I was diagnosed about 3 months ago, but I have had the symptoms for about 2 years, I just didn't go to a Dr about it. I do have memory problem, but I believe that is caused by the drugs that I have been taking. I can understand not wanting to take the drugs because of feeling like becoming a druggy, especially when it doesn't seem like the drugs are doing any good. Treatment options also include injections, physical therapy and stress management. He should look into those as well if he isn't going to take the drugs. But either way, none of this gives him the right to act like a "self centered asshole". Particularly if he is not going to try to help himself. Maybe if you remind him that stress is a major trigger to causing himself even more pain, he will lay of the kids about the triial things at least.
Answer by Senyeh at 4:04 PM on Dec. 28, 2008