Let’s be medical detectives.
Have you noticed that World Famous Fashion Icon and Busy ™ Mom Michelle Obama has been caught by the cameras recently rolling her tongue around?
“Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological disorder consisting of abnormal, involuntary body movements caused by certain medicines. It is usually associated with long-term use of medicines for treating schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia include involuntary movements of the face, including frowning, blinking, smiling, lip licking, mouth puckering, biting or chewing, clenching the jaw, sticking out the tongue, or rolling the tongue around in the mouth”
When I saw the first example as she was licking her chops next to the delectable Dr. Jill, I thought it was just that – simple anticipatory chop licking or perhaps on the hunt for an errant crumb left behind of the ball park french fries. But when people do that motion, the tongue is more pointed and the movement more purposeful with the tongue pointed slightly downward towards the corner of the mouth. Try it yourself and see. It’s different from what she’s doing her – purposeless, lazy tongue rolling.
Certainly, it’s entirely believable that this could be due to her inate lack of cooth but could it also be a side effect of some medication she’s taking?
“The medicines most commonly associated with tardive dyskinesia include:
- Antipsychotic medicines used to treat schizophrenia and other psychoses.
- Levodopa or L-dopa, which is used to treat Parkinson’s disease
- Antiemetic medicines used to control nausea and vomiting
- Tricyclic antidepressants used to treat depression and other mood disorders.”
Hmmm. Let’s consider these for a moment:
Antipsychotic medicines. Remember how they used to keep Mike Tyson all druggedup so his rage wouldn’t kill his opnonents in the ring? Possibly the same thing here – her preparation for an extended campaign tour included more than just fresh wighats and a gross of mink eyelashes. If they were going to let her mix with the public, her rages had to be kept under control. Even the unwashed masses can recognize uncontrolled anger when they see it.
Levodopa or L-dopa. Family history, anybody?
Antiemetic medicines. Hey, maybe her 50 year old ass is pregnant and she’s got morning sickness! If her ass was pregnant, that would explain the bulge there.
Tricyclic antidepressants. Ding! Ding! Ding! I think this is our winner. Who wouldn’t be depressed living in the hell of the White House with Old Stinky and Snorey?
So, anyway – tardive dyskinesia. She’s got it.