I started having serious dystonia of the tongue, where the tongue would go back in my throat until I would choke. I had to take benzotropine 2mg often to avoid choking to death, especially at night. It turns out a supplement with 400 IU Vitamin E and 25mg of Selenium stopped that problem for me. It turns out I’m not the only one to use vitamin E to avoid problems like this. My guess is that long-term use of a supplement that includes vitamin E and Selenium could protect this problem as well as tardive dyskinesia from occurring.
I’m backed up again by MEDLINE:
Clin Neuropharmacol. 1997 Oct;20(5):434-7.
Vitamin E treatment in tardive dystonia.
Dannon PN1, Grunhaus L, Iancu I, Braf A, Lepkifker E.
Tardive dystonia is a disorder characterized by abnormally sustained posturing associated with the use of dopamine-receptor blocking agents such as antipsychotic drugs. However, the structural pathologic and pathophysiologic features of this disorder are unknown, and no consistently effective pharmacologic treatment is available. Patients with tardive dystonia mostly are young men. We present the case of one substantially improved with treatment by 1200 mg/d (IU) of vitamin E.