As anyone who has the condition will attest to and happily confirm, living with tardive dyskinesia (TD) can be really difficult, even at the best of times. This said, even if you can’t get rid of TD altogether, there are still plenty of things that you could try which could help you manage the symptoms and cope with the struggles and scenarios of daily life.
This article has several suggestions for people living with TD to consider, including things like paying more attention to looking after your physical health, as well as trying to focus on your own personal wellbeing. It also talks about things like trying to build a useful and plentiful support network, as well as the need and the suggestion to try and find specialist support.
Whilst there are plenty of sufferers who would say they have never managed to find anything to help them manage TD, this list aims to provide a few suggestions which could make it easier to cope with.
1. Look after your physical health
The first thing that is important here is the need to try and get enough sleep. Sleep is incredibly powerful in that it can give you the vital energy to cope with difficult feelings and experiences that you might encounter.
It is also a great idea to think carefully about your diet, as eating regularly and keeping an eye on your blood sugar levels and stability can make a real difference to your mood and to your vital energy levels which can help you feel more able to cope with TD.
If the TD symptoms affect your ability to eat, it could be a good idea to try and hone in or focus on the specific types of foods you’re more able to swallow, rather than the ones that you struggle with.
Another good way of looking after physical health is found with spending more time in green spaces as it is true that being outside or doing certain activities in green spaces can actually reduce stresses and improve a person’s overall wellbeing.