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is agitation a symptom of pregnancy

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Pregnancy is a known cause of restless leg syndrome, probably due to changes in Dopamine levels in the brain (it is a neurotransmitter). If you did no ... Read More
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Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Sometimes: Restless legs syndrome has been known to be associated with low ferritin stores in the body. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron and releases it in ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, not at that time: A woman cannot get her normal regular period and be pregnant at the same time. However, she can get pregnant a week or two after her normal period. If ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Coleman
38 years experience Psychiatry
Noyou need 2C OB Dr: Agitation, constant headache, and dizziness are symptoms of possible preeclampsia, which can begin in the second trimester. Diagnosis and successful ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Multiple causes.: There are a number of changes in the body during pregnancy that can affect your comfort and lead to insomnia and restlessness. The increased Progester ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Several reasons: Your hormones are different. Also for some women the added weight puts pressure on the back, etc making it hard to find a comfortable sleeping positi ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
24 years experience Family Medicine
Very likely: It certainly can. Especially if you are low in iron. Have your doctor check iron levels and for edema in legs.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Several things: Have your doctor check on whether you might be iron deficient, or have certain vitamin deficiencies (folic acid), both of which can increase RLS sympt ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cady
32 years experience Psychiatry
Yes.: Your body has huge amounts of Progesterone while you are pregnant, and this level plummets after giving birth. It is possible that your progesterone ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rydfors
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Iron and stretching: Restless leg syndrome is when you have spontaneous and unpleasant movements in your legs. It happens often at night and is very common (10% of all peo ... Read More
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