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Jitteriness (Overview)

Jitteriness = feeling nervous or jumpy.


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Can an expectorant cause jitteriness or hyperactivity?

Can an expectorant cause jitteriness or hyperactivity?

OTC meds don't: Really treat anything well, and have many side effects in children as you have discovered. ...Read more

Jitteriness (Overview)

Jitteriness = feeling nervous or jumpy.


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Will my baby's jitteriness go away on its own or that needs to be treated?

Will my baby's jitteriness go away on its own or that needs to be treated?

Usually goes away: Normal newborn jitteriness which is characterized by trembling with crying, usually goes away on its own by 1-2 months of age. Jitteriness that cannot be stopped by sucking or persists beyond 2 months of age could indicate abnormal jitteriness, in addition, newborns within the first 24 hours of life could have jitteriness due to hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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I went to dr yesterday and was giving a breathing treatment. It made me jittery and I'm still having a very fast heart rate. Is this normal?

I went to dr yesterday and was giving a breathing treatment. It made me jittery and I'm still having a very fast heart rate. Is this normal?

Yes: It should resolve over today, but you should avoid coffee, smoking, alcohol and other stimulants. Broncho-dilators do have adrenaline-like effects on your nervous system. It is unusual for those effects to last more than a day. Relax as best you can. Then check back with your doctor if you have to. ...Read more

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Is jitteriness in infants can be cured?

Is jitteriness in infants can be cured?

First, it needs...: ...To be diagnosed: low blood sugar? Low calcium? Prenatal drug exposure? Too much caffeine or other stimulant in breast milk?

The "cure" depends on exactly why the baby is jittery. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Will my baby's jitteriness go away on its own or that needs to be treated?

Usually goes away: Normal newborn jitteriness which is characterized by trembling with crying, usually goes away on its own by 1-2 months of age. Jitteriness that cannot be stopped by sucking or persists beyond 2 months of age could indicate abnormal jitteriness, in addition, newborns within the first 24 hours of life could have jitteriness due to hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Can claratin cause jitteriness?

Can claratin cause jitteriness?

Claritin (loratadine): In patients ages 6-12, safety studies did demonstrate some "nervousness." however, in adult patients, sedation was the most common side effect. If packaged with decongestants, "nervousness" was found in all age groups. ...Read more

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Is jitteriness in infants can be cured?

First, it needs...: ...To be diagnosed: low blood sugar? Low calcium? Prenatal drug exposure? Too much caffeine or other stimulant in breast milk?

The "cure" depends on exactly why the baby is jittery. ...Read more

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Any thoughts on why I can't sleep due to jitteriness?

Any thoughts on why I can't sleep due to jitteriness?

Hyperarousable state: In many instances fghting oneself to try and go to sleep causes frustration, anxiety, and increased adrenaline that can cause one to get jittery. Step away from the problem and relax. ...Read more

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What's the explanation for 'jitteriness' in hypoglycemia?

Epinephrine: When your blood sugar is abnormally low it is sensed by the nervous system. Among the signals it stimulates is to generate Epinephrine by the adrenal gland. Large amounts of Epinephrine in the blood has a similar effect as too many cups of coffee, including jitteriness, clammy skin, tremor, palpitations, insomnia. ...Read more

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Latuda (lurasidone). Do you know how long for an increase from 40mg to 60mg to take effect. Will the jitteryness eventually go away. I know its a newer med.

Latuda (lurasidone): Should not change in 2 to 3 weeks (or so). Ask your DR if your jitteriness is Akathisia. Akathisia is dose-related with Latuda. Sometimes medications like Cogentin, Artane, low-dose mirtazapine, cryproheptadine, Propranolol or benadryl are used if there is akathisia. Jitteriness may or may not resolve on it's own. ...Read more

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Can an expectorant cause jitteriness or hyperactivity?

OTC meds don't: Really treat anything well, and have many side effects in children as you have discovered. ...Read more

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Can I take anti-anxiety medication to stem jitteriness during pregancy?

Can I take anti-anxiety medication to stem jitteriness during pregancy?

Caution required: Typical anxiety medications such as xanax, (alprazolam) Ativan etc. Are contraindicated in pregnancy because of a high risk of toxicity. Check with your ob/gyn and consider cognitive/behavioral therapy to help reduce your anxiety. ...Read more

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I have a weird reaction to magnesium everytime I take it (as supplement or in nuts). Can it cause irritability and jitteriness?

I have a weird reaction to magnesium everytime I take it (as supplement or in nuts). Can it cause irritability and jitteriness?

Possible: Anything possible my advise is for you to stop taking the supplement and stop eating any food that contain it and go and see a doctor
regardless what is causing your jitterness and irritability it need to be checked it could turn to something serious. It could affect your BP that could lead to stroke. It could affect your heart rate and make it fast enough to cause cardiac arrest see a doctor plea ...Read more

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Today started feeling like I can't think clearly, keep saying words wrong, feeling jitteriness, cant concentrate, brain fog. Is this delirium?

Today started feeling like I can't think clearly, keep saying words wrong, feeling jitteriness, cant concentrate, brain fog. Is this delirium?

Delirium?: This is an unusual cluster of symptoms in someone your age. There could be a number of things that cause this. I would be a good idea to see your primary care physician for a physical and evaluation.
Some things to consider: medications, Coffee, Smoking, drugs, alcohol, recent surgery, infection, etc. You see there are many things that could cause this. Check with your primary care Doctor. ...Read more

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What causes heart pounding and jitteryness in early a.m. after heart meds had been adj. By doc? 103/56 P 68 Should I notify him?

What causes heart pounding and jitteryness in early a.m. after heart meds had been adj. By doc? 103/56 P 68 Should I notify him?

Symptoms: Yes, not sure what was changed, but when you have new symptoms you should let your doctor know. You should give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I started effexor (venlafaxine). Are increasing trouble sleeping, loss of appetite in evenings and mild jitteriness during the day normal?

3 weeks ago I started effexor (venlafaxine). Are increasing trouble sleeping, loss of appetite in evenings and mild jitteriness during the day normal?

Options: Not clear to me if this is increase in preexisting symptoms in which case increase in dose may be indicated. If these are new symptoms since starting effexor, (venlafaxine) then an alternative antidepressant should be considered. Please discuss with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Are there any hormone problems that cause physical anxiety symptoms (paresthesia, muscle twitching, jitteriness)?

Are there any hormone problems that cause physical anxiety symptoms (paresthesia, muscle twitching, jitteriness)?

Yes: Actually and imbalance of any of your hormones could cause the symptoms, but the most common one would be a thyroid problem. Talk to your doctor checking your thyroid involves a blood test. ...Read more

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I take lithium 1200mg, Buspar (buspirone) 60mg, propranolol 60mg per day. We recently added 25 mg per day of Zoloft and got fatigue and jitteriness. Worried.

I take lithium 1200mg, Buspar (buspirone) 60mg, propranolol 60mg per day. We recently added 25 mg per day of Zoloft and got fatigue and jitteriness. Worried.

Polypharmacy: Four psychotropic medications are quite a lot. In some cases, this many meds are required but in general it is best to try and achieve the same results with as few meds as possible. Increasing the amount of cognitive behavioral therapy is one way to increase the effectiveness of medications. Propranolol can cause depression and may be increasing your need for antidepressant medication. ...Read more

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I was on 20mg lexapro (escitalopram). I reduced to 15mg. Could this cause headache and jitterness.

I was on 20mg lexapro (escitalopram). I reduced to 15mg. Could this cause headache and jitterness.

Possibly.: It is unclear whether the symptoms came with the Lexapro (escitalopram) or with the reduction, and why the reduction? If the former the symptoms are unusual since more commonly they are GI and sedation, but still possible. If the latter, it could be the decreased tranquilizer effect. In my experience a person who is taking or has taken a benzo, such as diazepam, is less likely to respond to an SSRI. ...Read more

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Can pro-air inhaler cause heart to pump faster and jitterness?

Can pro-air inhaler cause heart to pump faster and jitterness?

Yes: Any of the beta agonists (even the "b2-selective" ones), can have some cardiac effects. Usually they are short-lived (xopenex, albuterol, proventil, adrenalin) compared to the respiratory symptom relief. ...Read more

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I am on remeron (mirtazapine) now for 1 week. Could it cause jitterness and worse anxiety at the start. Is this Med good for G A D.I find its great for sleep. Thanks?

I am on remeron (mirtazapine) now for 1 week. Could it cause jitterness and worse anxiety at the start. Is this Med good for G A D.I find its great for sleep. Thanks?

Symptoms common.: At the beginning, these symptoms are common, along with mild indigestion. It is important to stay on the medication for at least a month trial before it's full effect is seen. It has been used by many for GAD and works a little differently than your other current meds. A good night 's sleep is a good start! ...Read more

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I get a little jittery after I eat is that normal?

I get a little jittery after I eat is that normal?

? hypoglycemia: It is possible that you sugars are going too low-reactive hypoglycemia or too high after eating. You can check your blood sugar or do a 2 hour glucose tolerance test to see how you respond. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling very anxious, weak and jittery?

What to do if I am feeling very anxious, weak and jittery?

Anxious, jittery: Anxiety, weakness, and jitteriness can emerge from multiple sources (e.g., side effect of medication, exposure to stress, etc.). First, speak with your primary care physician or other health care provider to rule out any medical causes. If none exist ask for a referral to see a clinician such as a psychologist who can help you in addressing it. ...Read more

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I have slept for nearly 3 days and feel cold and jittery while awake. I do not feel sick.

I have slept for nearly 3 days and feel cold and jittery while awake. I do not feel sick.

?: Why did you sleep for nearly three days? Do you have fever? Are you eating? You had best be evaluated by your physician or by a clinic tonight to make sure you are all right. You said you do not feel sick, but being cold and jittery are potential signs of illness. Good luck! ...Read more