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Diagnosed with OPCD. Speech, ataxia and swallowing getting worse. Will these symptoms go away?

My husband 53 has opcd dx about 5 years ago. His ataxia, speech & swallowing problems along with a cough have seem to gotten worse in just the past few months. Can he possibly have a remission of these symptoms or are we on the road to more difficult problems. He has alot of drive & a good attitude but the balance problems & fatigue are discouraging. I just don't know what to expect for the future. Does anybody know for sure what course this will take and how soon?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to HCM

In your questions you have mentioned OPCD and it is not clear that it is OCD or OCPD. But still from available history I can assume that its OCD. If his problems of cough, swallowing has started occurring again and he is feeling fatigues along with balance problems most likely the symptoms are reoccurring again. OCD is a disease in which there is waxing and waning course. It is characterized by periods of exacerbation. I would advise you to take him to his psychiatrist and get him evaluated. OCD is associated with depression in about50-60% of patients so kindly don't ignore and visit a psychiatrist.

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