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Do People With Rls Experience A Typical Pattern Of Symptoms
Do people with somatization or undifferentiated somatoform disorder's experience symptoms during sleep? Is it typical for a patient diagnosed with a somatoform disorder to experience symptoms of autonomic dysfunction while sleeping? The sleeping symptoms
I : I also don't think it is typical for autonomic dysfunction to occur in people with somatoform disorders during sleep. It does happen; part of differential diagnoses and workup for somatoform disorders include screening for adrenal problems which are a source of adrenaline, heart problems like atrial fibrillation. It's been said that patients with these mental health conditions have high autonomic arousal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism sx: Symptoms with hypothyroidism include fatigue, weakness, constipation, cold intolerance, weight gain, joint pain, pale skin, thin dry hair & depression. Physical exam may find a swollen thyroid gland, swelling of the face, hands, and feet, coarse facial features and abnormal reflexes. Women may experience heavy and irregular menstrual periods. ...Read more
ADHD symptoms: Can occur under many circumstances & are not specific to adhd. It is how they manifest in an individual that determine if DX is adhd vs other condition & a professional evaluation is necessary to detemine this. Adhd-like symptoms in person with anxiety disorder occur during bouts of anxiety but not when the person is calm. In person with adhd the symptoms are present most of the time. ...Read more
Varies: Suicide is 3rd leading cause of death in teens look for depression. More frequently irritable, sad. Lost interest in previous pleasures. Change in sleep pattern. Chang in eating. Letting go of friendships, texting, phone calls. New frequent physical aches and pains. Alteration in school success. Possible substance use. Talk of death or new silences. What do your instincts tell you? Ask. Be open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression symptoms: Symptoms of depression include: a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, sadness, poor motivation, irritability and possibly suicidal thoughts. These symptoms will have a negative impact on your ability to function at home/work. ...Read more
No: Hand flapping is not an expected behavior in children with adhd. When excited, they may briefly jump up and down and possibly flap their hands, but extended hand flapping is suggestinve of some other condition, among them, autism spectrum disorder and stereotypic movement disorder. Persistent hand flapping is not an expected normal behavior at any age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Always is a big word: I have encountered some with very mild features & one that had the features of a dwarf & none recognizable as DS.Since every cell of their body has the same extra chromosome, certain organs/areas tend to have the same problems. Their facial features/hands/feet are similar.Their heart often has a defect,but not always the same one. They share similarities but there is variation within this group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Achalasia : The disease is known as achalasia, where the esophagus doesn't push the food down in to the stomach. Symptoms are classically the sensation that food is stuck in the chest. Patients are usually the last to finish eating at the table, and sometimes have chest pain due to esophageal spasm. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you experience physical pain with seasonal affective disorder? Or is that only with actual clinical depression?
Sure you can: Physical pain experience is a pretty bad symptom to suffer and it's not necessarily part of any kind of depression diagnosis - but it can become part of any mental health problem. Our most vulnerable systems tend to play a part in the expression of these problems. If pain is your 'go to' - it will be a likely presence. Seek therapy - feel better. ...Read more
Chromosome influence: The size and shape of the skull and facial features of down syndrome patients is heavily influenced by the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body.The same goes for eyes, hands, feet, all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures.Other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with a specified extra chromosome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In EDS: Are cigarette-paper-scar only typical of classic type or can you also have them with hypermobility type?
Not w/ hypermobility: Hypermobility or being "double-jointed" is very common in the population and is not itself associated with the cigarette-paper scars seen in EDS.However, many people with EDS have the most extreme cases of hypermobility. There are no particular mutations in collagen genes in people with common hypermobility but there are such mutations with EDS. Joint hypermobility can be a cause of joint pain. ...Read more
Varied: There are many different types of brain malformations, thus the symptom complex is varied. Some common symptoms are seizures, developmental delay, failure to thrive, language delay, blindness, etc. The list goes on and is dependent on the areas of the brain affected by the malformations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Repetitive/persistent pattern of behavior by a child/teenager in which the basic rights of others/major age-appropriate societal norms/rules are violated. These beh fall into 4 main groupings: aggressive conduct that causes/threatens physical harm to other people/animals, nonaggressive conduct that causes property loss/damage, deceitfulness, theft, serious violations of rules time and time again. ...Read more
Panic attacks sxs: : Anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; they usually peak w/i 10 mins. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension. ...Read more
Yes: This is a rare but possible side effect. ...Read more
RLS remedies: No one thing works for everyone. Prescription medications, including Pramipexole and ropinirole, are effective for most people without side effects. Other things that may help include: exercising the legs or soaking in a hot bath before bedtime; magnesium supplements, or attaching a small vibrator to the ankle at bedtime. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Proper work: Get screened for causes, particularly iron deficiency. As well, there are prescription medications that work quite well. ...Read more
Docs experienced with RLS (restless leg syndrome), what are the easiest ways to treat the symptoms?
If I am given 7.5mgs of restoril (temazepam) for sleep and rls, how much is safe to take at night to help relieve symptoms? I just need some relief and sleep.
Restless Leg Syndrom: It's highly unlikely that you have restless legs syndrome. Rls is a chronic condition that almost always begins in the lower limbs. It's characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs, typically while sitting or lying down, and is relieved by movement. You do not have RLS in your back and shoulders. ...Read more
Chemical imbalance: People with restless legs experience an feeling of needing to move their and involuntary jerky leg movements,usually in the late afternoon or evening. It may interfere with getting to sleep or cause awakening from sleep. It is caused be a chemical imbalance in the central nervous system . Fortunately there are medications that can provide relief. ...Read more
I feel like i need to stretch my legs but can't get them to stretch enough. I've looked up RLS but the symptoms don't seem the same.
Do formal stretching: As we age, our tendons and ligaments get "stiffer" and have less water in them, requiring more consistent (and athletic-style) stretching. Restless legs are leg twiches and spasms that occur when people are asleep, actually affecting the quality and quantity of sleep, and potentially causing daytime drowsiness and even falling asleep at the wheel. See a fitness professional for stretching advice. ...Read more
I take percocet for chronic pain been having RLS like symptoms every morning.Gets better when I get my pills into my system.N I don't think its rls?
Rls after running or doing squats can't exercise anymore.The crawling feeling all over my legs. Might it be a symptom of a medical problem?
I have chronic RLS after 3yrs on mirapex (pramipexole) it now causes symptoms to worsen! also on codeine sulfate. What's next? Thought i'd found the relief
Troublesome! : Rls is very troublesome. All the meds we use show tolerance over time. You can google the laundry list of meds we use (sinemet, klonopin, neurontin, mirapex, (pramipexole) etc.) but your best bet is to sit down with a sleep specialist in your area. He/she can guide next med selection. Btw, occasionally 400 mg of magnesium helps before bedtime. Cheap, too. Best of luck! ...Read more
Dr conf severe vitamin D def today and thinks may cause RLS like symptoms in day. Prescribed highest dosage of Vit D and advised symptoms should go in 3 months. Does Vit D deficiency=rls like pain?
Vitamin d: Imam unaware of direct link between vitamin d and RLS, however given vitamin d's important and widespread effect on the body it certainly could. The time of a few months should be expected to get the level back and cause effect. Remember to get some teal sunshine too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have the symptoms of restless legs syndrome but in my whole body and the symptoms are around the clock is it RLS and if not what could it be?
Severe restlessness: Very very rarely restless legs syndrome can affect the rest of the body, but it is quite uncommon. Thyroid abnormalities or side effects from medications or supplements, or excessive caffeine intake are common causes. I too would urge reviewing the problem with your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is alternating pain between both legs a symptom of DVT? Have had alt leg pains for 3 weeks. They both look normal, could this be RLS?
Leg pains: It would be exceedingly unusual for the pain of DVT to alternate between legs. RLS? Maybe, but that would be less of a pain and more of a discomfort and a feeling that you just have to move. ...Read more
What does consistent RLS symptoms in my left hand and foot mean? Earlier, it would alternative and only come at night, now it's only in left and all the time. By RLS, I mean pulling/burning/ticklish feeling, NOT tingling/pins & needles sensation
Neurologist: Such symptoms may be caused by peripheral neuropathy or a lesion in the right side of the brain in the cortex. Multiple sclerosis, calcium or magnesium deficiency are less likely a cause unless other parts of the body are also involved. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
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