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Can anxiety medication cause nightmares?

Can anxiety medication cause nightmares?

It depends: It depends what kind of medication you are taking. Seroquel (quetiapine) is sometimes used to treat anxiety and it is known to cause bizarre dreams and nightmares. Talk to your doctor about what you are experiencing and have your medications evaluated. Some nightmares might be due to anxiety and more medication might be needed instead of less. More information is needed to make the right decision. ...Read more

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Tics (Definition)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such ...Read more


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Could medication cause cognitive impairment?

Could medication cause cognitive impairment?

Yes: Many medications can cause cognitive impairment.Please see the two links below for lists and discussions.: www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/408593_5 www.Drugs.Com/condition/mild-cognitive-impairment.Html drugs (by generic name) associated with mild cognitive impairment. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Uncommonly yes: I'm not sure WHICH medication you're referring to but if we just hazard a guess and say, "LEVOTHYROXINE" then, in rare instances this medication has been reported to cause mental depression in patients. Typically though, when used in therapeutic doses to treat hypothyroidism one usually experiences a bit of a lift in mood (if they've been truly HYPO-thyroid) for some time. ...Read more

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Can anti-psychotic medication cause sexual dysfunction?

Can anti-psychotic medication cause sexual dysfunction?

Yes: Most antipsychotics have some impact on sexual function. This can manifest as decreased libido, problems obatining/maintaining erections, or anorgasmia (inability to climax). Newer antipsychotics reportedly have less impact on sexual function. ...Read more

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Can methylphenidate cause tourett like tics?

Can methylphenidate cause tourett like tics?

Hard to say: There is certainly evidence that kids on methylphenidate may develop tics. However, there is confusion on whether the med triggers the tics or allows them to emerge a year or more before they would have naturally. A large percentage of tic disorder/tourette kids have adhd or add. Cautious management can help both the tic issue and the add, but medical management can be difficult. ...Read more

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Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Pharmacology: Tics are repetitive, involuntary, stylized, motor movements involving a single or complex group of muscles. Chemicals that are stimulatory in nature, such as caffeine or methylphenidate, may excite muscle fibers to contract more easily. Brain control of muscle firing may also be increased with these substances. Tics are worsened by stimulants, not caused by them. See my health guides on panda's. ...Read more

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Can seizure meds cause gout?

Can seizure meds cause gout?

Usually not.: Diuretics, salicylates, cylcosporine and Levodopa and other drug combinations are better known to having a potential to trigger a gout attack. Talk to your doctor what your risk is. ...Read more

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Can stimulant drugs cause svt?

Can stimulant drugs cause svt?

Yes and no: Stimulant drugs don't "cause" svt. To have svt there usually needs to ba an abnormal electrical circuit in the heart. However, stimulant drugs can sometimes cause extra beats, like pac's or pvc's which can trigger svt in someone who has this abnormal circuit. For this reason, they should be avoided if possible. However, the need for stimulant medications needs to be balanced against the side effec. ...Read more

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Can tremors related to taking antidepressants?

Can tremors related to taking antidepressants?

Please let us: know the specific antidepressant you have in mind because the side effect profile is different for each. ...Read more

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Can ADHD cause behavioral problems?

Can ADHD cause behavioral problems?

Absolutely!!: Adhd can cause more than just behavioral problems. Children with adhd can have social impairment, school failure or academic problems as well as a number of co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder. Into adulthood, speeding tickets, divorce, credit/money and/or employment problems, are just a few problems they may have. ...Read more

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Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Nice question part 2: Of stimulants may worsen the core symptoms of adhd. Also, a pharmacological relationship called starling's law, may play a role. This is where increasing doses of a particular medication peaks in effectiveness at a specific point, and further increases actually decrease effectiveness. ...Read more

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Will sedative medications cause memory problems?

Will sedative medications cause memory problems?

Potentially: They can cause both short and long term memory dysfunction. Only use them u see the supervision of a physician. ...Read more

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Can ssri meds for anxiety depression cause cardiac problems? If do which 1s can. Prozac. Celexa. Xanax (alprazolam).

Can ssri meds for anxiety depression cause cardiac problems? If do which 1s can. Prozac. Celexa. Xanax (alprazolam).

Prologed QT: Can be caused by either Prozac (fluoxetine) or celexa. Both of these meds have been used exstensively for >10yrs. It has only recently come to light that some persons can devreloped prolonged qt on their ekg which can predispose them to life threatening arrythmias. Celexa has gotten a black box warning. Xanax/benzodiazipine withdrawl can cause tachy arrythmias and other life threatening issues. ...Read more

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Are tics that are caused by medication side effects also called tourette's syndrome?

Are tics that are caused by medication side effects also called tourette's syndrome?

Depends: Many children who will develop tourette syndrome (ts) may first seem to have "typical" symptoms of adhd at age 6 or younger, which may result in their receiving stimulants. The average age of diagnosis of ts is about 8 years. Stimulants can unmask tics, so it may look like they are the cause. If vocal and motor tics continue even when the stimulant is stopped or start later, it is still ts. ...Read more

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Can buspirone cause Parkinsons?

Can buspirone cause Parkinsons?

Parkinson's symptoms: Buspirone can cause Parkinson-like symptoms including tremors, muscle weakness, shuffling gait, stooped posture, drooling, etc. Rare neurological effects include abnormal movements, decreased mobility, restlessness, involumtary mouth movements, and motor deficits. See your physician for a full discussion to weigh the risks and benefits. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a688005.html ...Read more

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Could Abilify (aripiprazole) or Prozac cause tics?

Could Abilify (aripiprazole) or Prozac cause tics?

Not usually, but any: Medication can cause an unusual side effect in anyone. Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause involuntary motorovements, e.g., chewing the inside of one's cheek or lip moving one's hands " like a rapper, " (dyskinesia) turning one's head to the side with eyes gazing out & up (dystonia) or severe motor restlessness (akathesia). Benadryl helps, but please tell your doctor. Don't take cough meds with dextromethorphan. ...Read more

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Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Pharmacology: Tics are repetitive, involuntary, stylized, motor movements involving a single or complex group of muscles. Chemicals that are stimulatory in nature, such as caffeine or methylphenidate, may excite muscle fibers to contract more easily. Brain control of muscle firing may also be increased with these substances. Tics are worsened by stimulants, not caused by them. See my health guides on panda's. ...Read more

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Are tics that are caused by medication side effects also called tourette's syndrome?

Depends: Many children who will develop tourette syndrome (ts) may first seem to have "typical" symptoms of adhd at age 6 or younger, which may result in their receiving stimulants. The average age of diagnosis of ts is about 8 years. Stimulants can unmask tics, so it may look like they are the cause. If vocal and motor tics continue even when the stimulant is stopped or start later, it is still ts. ...Read more

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Is there an ADHD medication that doesn't cause neck pain/tics as a side effect?

Is there an ADHD medication that doesn't cause neck pain/tics as a side effect?

Non stimulants: Stratterra and Intuniv are the two non-stimulants. Of the two Intuniv is the less likely to cause tics. Also consider seeing a homeopathic doctor as those meds are not pharmaceutical! check out nativeremedies.Com- bright spark. It works well for some and not others and if it doesn't work well that means you need a better history and a homeopathic doctor will be able to do that. ...Read more

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Can historical drug misuse cause you to develop a tic? If so, what help should I get

Can historical drug misuse cause you to develop a tic? If so, what help should I get

Likely separate: Tics are often caused by anxiety but some can be part of a separate disease. Take a list of your meds into your doctor's office and he/she will take a history and exam you to sort out the cause. All the best. ...Read more

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Do you think some medications trigger certain permanent nervous tics?

Do you think some medications trigger certain permanent nervous tics?

Yes: Many older antipsychotic medications like thorazine, mellaril, stelazine, Haldol (haloperidol) for sure -- and some of the newer ones also. Some of the ssri antidepressants which enhance serotonin simultaneously suppress Dopamine in the involuntary motor system. This can result in "tics" in some people, as well as other kinds of movement disorders. Some go away when stopping the drug. Some are permanent. ...Read more

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My son has tourettes and his tics are really bad what can I do to ease the tics besides medication I really don't want to put him on meds?

My son has tourettes and his tics are really bad what can I do to ease the tics besides medication I really don't want to put him on meds?

Behavioral intervent: In some situations, a behavioral intervention is helpful. Contact a mental health professional who has experience treating medical conditions. If he is being followed by a neurologist ask him/her for a referral. ...Read more

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Sir, its 4 years since i am on the medication for Tics. Currently i am on Escitalopram 10mg. Quetiapin stopped 6 months back. How long will this cont.

Sir, its 4 years since i am on the medication for Tics. Currently i am on Escitalopram 10mg. Quetiapin stopped 6 months back. How long will this cont.

Tics wax and wane: Tics wax and wane. They may be transient, but in some cases will last years or permanently. there is no cure. If you are still having tics, speak to your prescriber about an alternative medication. ...Read more

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Dystonia or nervous tics run in my family...what can I take as a medication?

Dystonia or nervous tics run in my family...what can I take as a medication?

Well: First of all you say the tics run in your family. You did not say you have them. Why anticipate a problem. Wait to see how you do. If you develop an issue then let's worry about it. There are some medicines that may help if the issue arises ...Read more

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What medication is best to help control tourettes? Can certain activity to helo focus help control tics?

Depends: Some medications are effective at treating tics. A commonly used one is clonidine and I have also had success with topiramate. If the tics are associated with ADHD, guanfacine is another choice. There are others so it would be best to speak with your physician for further guidance. ...Read more

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I am 40 yrs old and have a problem of head/neck jerking. This has started at age of 12 yrs (i guess). Is it a tic? If so please give me a medication.

Tic medication: Most of the time, unless the tic interferes with daily life function, the potential side effects are worse than the problem. If the problem is getting worse, you may want to see your primary care or neurologist for treatment options. They will do further testing to see what medication is best. ...Read more

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Is clonidine good medication to treat tics and adhd?

Is clonidine good medication to treat tics and adhd?

For Tics Primarily: Clonidine is , in fact , a proven agent to control tics. Side effect potential needs to be monitered.It is the the best mediaction to control symptoms of add/adhd however. And it should be a last resort. ...Read more

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Does the medication guanfacine for tic disorders really work?

Does the medication guanfacine for tic disorders really work?

Questionable: According to recent studies (srour et al., 2008) there is controversy as to guanfacine’s usefulness in treating tics. There has been success when tic symptoms are occurring with adhd, and as such, Guanfacine and other alpha-2-adrenergic agonists (clonidine) are commonly the first choice for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I avoid phonic tics through self medications? I meant of less expenses in hospital check ups

If you develop tics : When taking stimulants, the latest research shows you probably have an underlying tic disorder. It is not wise for anyone to self-medicate --even doctors. There are non-stimulant medications with a lower incidence of unveiling tics that can help you. 50 adhd clinics in the philippines are listed on https://www.Whereismydoctor.Com/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder. I hope you can go to one. ...Read more

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Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's. Started at age 22

Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's.  Started at age 22

Maybe not tics: Would consider possibility of facial myokymia, and even the entity of "hemifacial spasm". Focal motor seizures might be cause. If just localized "tics" over one side of face, unlikely to be tourette's. Advise visit to neurologist, get examined and pursue etiology. ...Read more

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What medication(s) would be good for anxiety & ADHD while not causing any movement issues such as twitches or tics? or any movement disorders?

I agree. Studies : show that the stimulants, methylphenidate (MPH) & amphetamine (AMPH) can increase, decrease or cause no change in pre-existing tics. If you know that MPH exacerbates your tics, your doctor can try AMPH after you've been off the MPH a couple of days. Other options are trying non-stimulants. You & your doctor have to devise a game plan, then communicate frequently about effects & side-effects. ...Read more

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I have ADHD and the medication side effects are beggining to give me tics/tourrettes. Should i stop?

I have ADHD and the medication side effects are beggining to give me tics/tourrettes. Should i stop?

Discuss with doctor: Many of the stimulant medications can exacerbate tics. Some of the other medications used for adhd also treat tics. It is important to discuss with you treating physician as options would include switching the medication, adding another medication, or stopping the medication. ...Read more

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What is a cause of my tics?

Causes of tics: Tics are involuntary movement disorders caused by imbalance of brain chemicals. Excessively high Dopamine and glutamate have been found to be underlying causes. Emotional states can exacerbate tics, but are not the underlying cause. There are many medications that can help manage tics. Contact the tourette syndrome association for more information and referral to experts in the field. ...Read more

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What is the cause of childhood tics? Is there anything I can do to help my child's tic go away faster?

What is the cause of childhood tics?   Is there anything I can do to help my child's tic go away faster?

Usually temporary: Transient tic disorder is not uncommon in children and often fades as they age. Medically treatment is usually not needed unless tics are extreme and socially uncomfortable. Try not to call attention to the tics. Sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety can aggravate them. Talk with your MD to make sure this is the case. Brain still going thru growth changes and as it matures many of these will fade. ...Read more

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What are the causes of facial tics?

What are the causes of facial tics?

Many: Facial tics can be developmental (occurring as normal development signs in 6-8 year olds), or part of a motor movement disorder (such as tourette's) . Sometimes tics can be an adverse effect from medications. Also, tics can be caused by a neuroautoimmune process called panda's. See: intramural.Nimh.Nih.Gov/pdn/web.Htm. ...Read more

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