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I can get really jumpy all of a sudden. Paranoid?

I can get really jumpy all of a sudden. Paranoid?

Jumpy: Jumpy is more like anxiety or hypersensitivity. Are you suspicious of motives of others or have unusual beliefs that others don't share with you?. Are you avoidant & fearful of harm from others inspite of reassurance to the contrary?. Do you have other symptoms of anxiety?. Knowledge of those questions may help clarify the issue. ...Read more

Paranoid (Definition)

Someone who fears others mean to harm him/her in some way. They may believe or think others are spying on them or plotting to kill them. When the fear is totally irrational and without basis it may be delusional ...Read more


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Chronic nightmares and jumpiness with anxiety/paranoia?

Chronic nightmares and jumpiness with anxiety/paranoia?

Evaluate for ptsd: These symptoms deserve a workup for cause. This would help diagnose correctly, and this is important treating correctly. They make me wornder about post-traumatic stress disorder [ptsd]. Ptsd is a strong anxiety disorder whch develops for some people after experiencing signiicant trauma. The symptoms can be treate as a whole (maybe starting w ssri) and individually, like Clonidine for nightmare. ...Read more

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I had a vasovagal episode in feb, lone a-fib in june. Now I get fairly frequent muscle jumpiness or jerks, especially when resting. Any connections?

I had a vasovagal episode in feb, lone a-fib in june.  Now I get fairly frequent muscle jumpiness or jerks, especially when resting.  Any connections?

Probably not: Jumpiness or jerking at rest can be caused by a number of factors, but those are not associated with atrial fibrillation or vasovagal episodes, unless you are having a side effect of a medication used to treat either condition. ...Read more

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Help with a sudden jumpiness when Valium wears off?

Help with a sudden jumpiness when Valium wears off?

Valium wearing off: Valium has long half life & can stay in your system up to 100 hours. Safest to try is an antihistamine at times when jumpiness sets in. ...Read more

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I experience jumpiness while asleep?

I experience jumpiness while asleep?

Sleep Study: (as a dentist) i would recommend having a sleep study done- you may suffer from restless leg syndrome. The test results should help you find the answer. ...Read more

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Help with a sudden jumpiness .?

Help with a sudden jumpiness .?

Jumpiness: If symptom of anxiety, then meditation & yoga & relaxation training can help. If symptoms persist, discuss with a psychiatrist about possible medications for anxiety. ...Read more

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Could jumpiness be a mental health problem?

Could jumpiness be a mental health problem?

Could Be Anxiety: High levels of anxiety can cause a release of adrenaline that gives us that "nervous energy" that can make us figety or jumpy. We can also develp an exaggerated startle response, especially with ptsd. ...Read more

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Could jumpiness be a major mental health problem?

Could jumpiness be a major mental health problem?

Perhaps: Some people are just a little anxious, but it doesn't impair their ability to function. However, "jumpiness" or increased startle response could be a sign of posttraumatic stress disorder. It could also indicate that a person is very tense as a result of anxiety. I'd say if it a person finds the jumpiness is causing problems functioning then it would be worth consulting with a psychologist. ...Read more

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Chronic nightmares and jumpiness with anxiety?

Chronic nightmares and jumpiness with anxiety?

Make an appointment : With a sleep medicine doctor to see if this is related to a sleep disorder. If cleared, see a psychiatrist in your area for help. ...Read more

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What causes numbness & jumpiness in arms & legs?

What causes numbness & jumpiness in arms & legs?

Possi myoclonic jerk: More details needed but myoclonic jerks are possible. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am very dizzy and confused. Also having jumpiness?

I am very dizzy and confused. Also having jumpiness?

Sounds like: Anxiety or panic. Why not make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area? You have nothing to loose and potentially a better life to gain! we are here to help. ...Read more

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I have a question about what could be wrong with me I have ringing in my ears all the time, numbness and tingling in my legs and feet, nervousness, chills, upset stomache, socially withdrawn, jumpiness or easily startled, feeling from being distracted fro

I have a question about what could be wrong with me I have ringing in my ears all the time, numbness and tingling in my legs and feet, nervousness, chills, upset stomache, socially withdrawn, jumpiness or easily startled, feeling from being distracted fro

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, just reading some of the description makes me wonder if you are a combat veteran or if you have had a head injury. Post traumatic stress can present with becoming easily startled (increased startle reflex) especially with loud and unexpected noises. Jumpiness can come from being in a frequent fight or flight state (ready to jump into action to protect oneself). This is from dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. Upset stomach can also be caused by this. Feeling emotionally numb with detachment from loved ones is common. There can be difficulty falling asleep due to painful ruminations and memories of traumatic events. If someone has nightmares they might be afraid to fall asleep. Additionally, if someone has been in a combat environment, the enemy often strikes at night, so the brain gets used to sleeping lightly or sleeping little. There can be awakening from nightmares (even if they aren't recalled). Often with either a traumatic brain injury or with post traumatic stress disorder, there are sleep disturbances which can include restless leg syndrome. Restless legs can make it very difficult to fall asleep. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) occurs frequently after traumatic brain injuries. The lack of ambition can result from depression or because a person develops a foreshortened sense of the future (ie. I will never be happy again. My career will fail. Etc.) loss of touch with reality is dissassociation. It is a defense mechanism used by the brain to take you away from something that is very emotionally upsetting. It can be quite dangerous. For instance, if you are driving a car and are dissassociated - you are not able to pay attention to the road. Depression can also leach all the joy from life. Strip you of energy and motivation. I am most concerned by your suicidal thoughts. Your symptoms are treatable. Your quality of life can improve. Please don't give up hope. If you have a suicidal plan and an urge to act on it, you need to get emergecy help. Think of how devastated your children would be without you. As i said earlier, i can't diagnose you. But I do recommend that you obtain a psychiatric evaluation. Symptoms of possible depression, post traumatic stress and possible head trauma can be explored. You had the courage to write in and ask about this. The next step is to muster your courage to be evaluated. Your life can be better. Take care. God bless. ...Read more

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My brother has been diagnosed with scizophrenia really paranoid it as just come from nowhere i need to know what will make him get better please hel?

My brother has been diagnosed with scizophrenia  really paranoid it as just come from nowhere i need to know  what will make him get better please hel?

Sorry to hear that: Schizophrenia manifests in a variety of forms (often showing up in young adult years) and paranoia can certainly be a symptom. If you can get him to see a psychiatrist, he/she can help him with medication. Some folks can manage their symptoms better than others. A clinical psychologist can help w/that. Stay clear and consistent w/him. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could have caused me to get so paranoid after i smoked some weed?

Cannabis is: Downright dangerous for some people.Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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I get paranoid when my boyfriend goes out. How do I stop feeling like this?

I get paranoid when my boyfriend goes out. How do I stop feeling like this?

A few questions: Has this happened in other relationships? Did some1 cheat on u in prior relationships? Did 1 of ur parents have affairs? Did ur father disappoint u?Has ur boyfriend been unfaithful before? Often, people bring issues of lack of trust with them 2 relationships from the past. If u answered yes 2 some of these questions consider speaking with a therapist especially if ur boyfriend is faithful. ...Read more

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I am always paranoid & scared. I feel like someone's going to get me. not sure if I'm more paranoid or just anxious. my family has history of both. ?

Anxiety & Paranoia: can go hand-in-hand. For your best comfort and function levels please see a mental health professional who can diagnose and treat this. If medications are offered, ok, but learn techniques to deal w/this rather than treating symptoms only. ...Read more

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