Patient Comments: Huntington's Disease - Treatment

What kinds of treatment, including medications, have you or someone you know received for Huntington's?

Comment from: Key, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 12

My husband was diagnosed with Huntington's disease (HD) in 2011. We have found that tizanidine for the spasms and clonazepam for the anxiety helps out tremendously. I seriously believe that those 2 medicines alone have been miracle workers. I will keep hoping that a cure will soon be found.

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Comment from: BCam, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 04

My brother has been diagnosed with Huntington's disease since 2010. Our father died of a nerve disorder that was not diagnosed, but older relatives thought it was Parkinson"s. He apparently displayed symptoms very similar to what my brother is displaying. The good news is that since my brother has been put on risperidone and benztropine (to counteract the side effects of risperidone), we have noticed an improvement. He is dropping things less, he has more control of his movements, and is less irritable. Of course we are anxiously awaiting a cure.

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