Symptoms of Dystonia
Symptoms of dystonia differ according to the type of dystonia. Dystonia mostly tend to result in abnormal posturing, especially on movement. Many sufferers undergo constant pain, severe cramps as well as perpetual muscle spasms resulting from involuntary movements of the muscles. Smacking of the lips is also another possible motor symptom.
Initial symptoms can involve loss of muscle coordination in a precise manner exemplified by dropped items, declining ability to write and frequent minor injuries in the hands. Persons suffering from dystonia may experience trembling in their diaphragm when breathing. They may try to keep their limbs still so as to ease pain. One’s voice might often crack and turn harsh giving way to constant clearing of the throat. Swallowing might be difficult and accompanied by painful cramps.