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Involuntary 'darting' & 'sweeping' of TONGUE, side to side, before or after speaking?

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  • Posted By: Scott J
  • February 8, 2010
  • 07:35 PM

Hi, this is my first post and I'm here because of a concern about my Mom. She is 65 and in reasonably good health. The only three medications she takes are:

1. Lopressor (generic = Metoprolol Tartrate Tabs) Dosage: 100mg, 2 per day (blood pressure medicine)

2. Maxide (generic = Triamterene/HCTZ) Dosage: 100mg, 1 per day

3. Klor•con (generic = Pot Chlor ER Tabs) Dosage: 100mg, 1 per day

She seems to have developed an involuntary "darting" or "sweeping" movement of her tongue, from one side of her mouth to the other, along the lower lip only, either just before or just after she speaks. I didn't think much of it at first, but it seems to be getting more frequent.

Is this something that just comes with age, or is it something that should be investigated further? I don't really want to mention it to her if it's not necessary, I don't want to give her something to be self-conscious about if it's not something that might indicate a more serious underlying problem.

Thank you very much for any assistance,
Scott

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  • You guys gotta stop typing all at once, it's clogging the website so your posts aren't coming through. ;)
    Scott J 3 Replies
    • February 11, 2010
    • 07:37 PM
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  • hi Scott I was just wondering if they ever figured out what caused this? my mother in law has recently begun doing the same thing.Hi, this is my first post and I'm here because of a concern about my Mom. She is 65 and in reasonably good health. The only three medications she takes are: 1. Lopressor (generic = Metoprolol Tartrate Tabs) Dosage: 100mg, 2 per day (blood pressure medicine)2. Maxide (generic = Triamterene/HCTZ) Dosage: 100mg, 1 per day3. Klor•con (generic = Pot Chlor ER Tabs) Dosage: 100mg, 1 per dayShe seems to have developed an involuntary "darting" or "sweeping" movement of her tongue, from one side of her mouth to the other, along the lower lip only, either just before or just after she speaks. I didn't think much of it at first, but it seems to be getting more frequent.Is this something that just comes with age, or is it something that should be investigated further? I don't really want to mention it to her if it's not necessary, I don't want to give her something to be self-conscious about if it's not something that might indicate a more serious underlying problem.Thank you very much for any assistance,Scott
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  • please email me with any information so that I can relay it. thanks so much!Ricciricci.enriquez@yahoo.comHi, this is my first post and I'm here because of a concern about my Mom. She is 65 and in reasonably good health. The only three medications she takes are: 1. Lopressor (generic = Metoprolol Tartrate Tabs) Dosage: 100mg, 2 per day (blood pressure medicine)2. Maxide (generic = Triamterene/HCTZ) Dosage: 100mg, 1 per day3. Klor•con (generic = Pot Chlor ER Tabs) Dosage: 100mg, 1 per dayShe seems to have developed an involuntary "darting" or "sweeping" movement of her tongue, from one side of her mouth to the other, along the lower lip only, either just before or just after she speaks. I didn't think much of it at first, but it seems to be getting more frequent.Is this something that just comes with age, or is it something that should be investigated further? I don't really want to mention it to her if it's not necessary, I don't want to give her something to be self-conscious about if it's not something that might indicate a more serious underlying problem.Thank you very much for any assistance,Scott
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  • hi Scott I was just wondering if they ever figured out what caused this? my mother in law has recently begun doing the same thing.Hi,No, I haven't been able to make much progress. I just saw a commercial this evening about "Tardive Diskinesia", which involves involuntary facial movements (including tongue movements), brought about by long term usage of certain prescription drugs.It doesn't seem like any of the drugs associated with Tardive Diskinesia are related to my Mom's medications, though. I was just doing more research on it and called my sister to discuss it with her when I noticed this post (via instant email notification).If I find anything out that might be helpful, I'll post back. If you register/login, you can set the Forum to notify you of updates to this Thread. I'll contact Ricci (the post after yours) to see where that leads.Thanks for the inquiry,Scott
    Scott J 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I know of a 9 year old who has involuntary darting. Not much more I can add, but just noting that it doesn't necessarily have to do with age.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 26, 2011
    • 04:47 PM
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  • I know of a 9 year old who has involuntary darting. Not much more I can add, but just noting that it doesn't necessarily have to do with age.Thank you very much for posting, I appreciate any information or discussion on this subject,Scott
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