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Is It Advisable To Use Iron Supplementation In Treating Akathisia
No: Some people with restless leg syndrome are iron deficient, but I am unaware of any connection with akasthesia, which usually is a result of a drug side effect. Withdrawing or lessening the dose of the offending drug is the primary treatment, and use of beta blockers and anticholinergic drugs like Cogentin etc. Are the next best things. Benzos like Clonazepam may help but produce dependency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...Read more
Baclofen? Doubt it: I've never prescribed Baclofen for RLS. I'm sure someone has but none of my colleagues have. Problem is we don't know what causes RLS but we don't believe it is due to muscle spasms which is what baclofen would treat. We believe it's more along the lines of some type of neuropathy. From the brain, the legs, a sleep disorder? Iron may have some effect in iron deficient people but otherwise NOT. ...Read more
How bad does iron def anemia have to be before it causes heart problems? My hemo is 11 (116) and iron is 8. Have chest pain and sob and low BP and dizzyness and restless legs. So sick slways!
I have neuro symptoms:faint, dizzy, numb, breathless, twitching, restless legs, insomnia, overwhelming anxiety can a 27 iron in body account for this?
Have been using minox for months (iron related hairloss), doesn't work! Still no regrowth after one and half months of supplementation?? How come??
Just started taking iron supplementation because my iron is low, how long for it to start working so I have more energy?
Fairly quickly: Bone marrow needs iron to make red blood cells. When the bone marrow is empty of iron it's termed iron deficiency. If left uncorrected, eventually leads to iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms of fatigue, irritability, headache and desire to eat ice may occur before anemia develops but are mostly noticed once one becomes anemic. Symptoms respond in less than a week. Anemia normalizes by 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
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