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Tongue Biting After DBS

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I had DBS a couple of  years ago. Within the last few months I am biting my tongue on the right side  a lot. Makes talking difficult, painful & I slur my words like  a drunk. Jaw muscles are tight. Any ideas on why & also whether anything can be done to help?

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I would ask your doc if this is dyskinesia or dystonia and I would look toward asking your doc for a medication adjustment.  If dyskinesia the meds would go down, if dystonia (jaw clenching) meds may go up or also may add botulinum toxin.....I would advise sorting out.  Hope that helps.

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