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Is it normal to stay agitated, have severe headaches an dizziness (when standing, laying, or sitting) at wk23 in pregnancy?

Is it normal to stay agitated, have severe headaches an dizziness (when standing, laying, or sitting)  at wk23 in pregnancy?

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 treatment incl. Ckg. Your BP for elevation. Also, your OB provider needs to re evaluate you, to check your blood and urine for protein increases. Are you having more urine volume wise? Do you notice any abdominal discomfort? What about weight? ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What causes restless sleep in pregnancy?

What causes restless sleep in pregnancy?

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 Progesterone creates a persistent feeling of being short of breath. The increasing hormone levels can lead to nausea. The eventual presistent feeling of your baby moving inside can be disruptive to your ability to rest and relax, as can the enlarging uterus. ...Read more

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Why is restless sleep so common in pregnancy?

Why is restless sleep so common in pregnancy?

Cause not known: According to one study restless leg syndrome is seen in about 16% of pregnant women. It runs in families and if you already have it the chances of it getting worse are high during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome is keeping me up at night. How can I safely manage it during pregnancy?

Restless leg syndrome is keeping me up at night. How can I safely manage it during pregnancy?

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 symptoms. Avoid caffeine, esp after noon. It is usually transient in pregnancy. Meds used in treatment are cat. C, which means while they have not been proven safe, they haven't been proven harmful in human beings in usual doses. Hot packs may help. ...Read more

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Never had restless leg syndrome tell pregnancy and after now could this be levels of something in the body or something not going back normal?

Never had restless leg syndrome tell pregnancy and after now could this be levels of something in the body or something not going back normal?

Yes-nutritional: Restless leg syndrome is associated with nutritional deficiency often iron .At the end of a pregnancy your body is pretty depleted.I would start with your OB he/she should know a good professional near you if that is not something she/he will treat. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy make restless leg syndrome worse?

Does pregnancy make restless leg syndrome worse?

Very likely: It certainly can. Especially if you are low in iron. Have your doctor check iron levels and for edema in legs. ...Read more

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If I have restless leg syndrome during pregnancy, will my symptoms disappear soon after delivery?

If I have restless leg syndrome during pregnancy, will my symptoms disappear soon after delivery?

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 a controlled fashion. Most pregnant women have iron-deficiency anemia and may have low ferritin levels. If this is addressed the restless legs symptoms often resolve - your symptoms may improve after you deliver. If it doesn't, seek medical help. ...Read more

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What can I do for restless legs in pregnancy?

What can I do for restless legs in pregnancy?

Folate and iron: Folate and iron requirements increase several-fold during pregnancy. Those with low iron levels respond well to iron. Women supplementing with Folic Acid have a much lower incidence of restless legs during pregnancy. Stretching and magnesium supplementation may also be of benefit. More detailed information can be found at http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/12/2/101.Pdf. ...Read more

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Precum touchd me then got period for 2 months and negative result of kit but having restless leg for the past 2 months. its a pregnancy sign. M i preg?

Precum touchd me then got period for 2 months and negative result of kit but having restless leg for the past 2 months. its a pregnancy sign. M i preg?

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 she has some spotting or light bleeding that doesn't look like her normal regular period, she can check a urine pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) to see if she is pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Agitation (Definition)

Agitation is an unpleasant state of extreme arousal (stirred up or excited), ...Read more