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Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Natural Remedies
Is there anything I can do if my husband has periodic limb movement disorder and I don't get any sleep?
Sleep: Anything which helps regulate his sleep may improve the situation (avoid caffeine and more than one drink of alcohol after 3pm, regular sleep, avoid stress or shift work), as well as serotonin foods 30min prior to bedtime (dark chocolate, almonds, glass of milk, banana, dried cherries). A difficult problem to get in check for most. ...Read more
Periodic limb movement disorder is a sleep disorder caused by low iron stores in the body caracterized by low serum ferritin.
Plmd can lead to frquent awakening during sleep and also can cause sleep maintaince insomnia.
Plmd is the second common sleep disorder in children and can lead to parasomnias like sleep waking or/and night terrors.
The only way to diagnose plmd is the sleep study. ...Read more
Yes: Mirapex is a Dopamine agonist, similar to requip, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch. The latter two are approved for restless leg syndrome, but the former does help rls. None are specifically approved for periodic limb movements of sleep, but all seem to help nicely. A sleep specialist can help select an appropriate med. ...Read more
My boyfriend seems to have periodic limb movement disorder. However, we don't have health insurance. Anything we can do?
Search online: Regardless of supreme court ruling, just b/c you don't have health insurance doesn't mean you can't get (good) health care. Search online for free health clinics, etc. Sorry for the self-advertising but this "no insurance" question has come up enough times that i put together a short page on my website pointing towards sites that offer free (or low cost) healthcare, medications & possibly tests. ...Read more
No: Talk with u pcp , he will evaluate u and recommend a treatment. ...Read more
Is sleepmyoclonus same as periodic limb movement disorder? 1 ped neuro diagnosed my 5 yo daughter's sleeptime jerks as sleepmyoclonus, other as plmd
Can be: can be called the Same they are different but similar ...Read more
One sleep study said 237 limb movements and the next said 1/hr. One dr says periodic limb movement disorder other says nothing is wrong. What do I do?
Not the same thing: Not every limb movement correlates with limb movement disorder. The diagnostic features of plms are complex, with an average interval of 20-40 sec., lasting 0.5 to 10 sec. And as a part of 4 consecutive movements at least 8 MCV in EMG amplitude increase above the baseline. These occur during nrem sleep. Only such movements are significant. There are many movements; few count towards illness. ...Read more
Unknown: Mostly unknown but some genetic link is suspected in some patients. It can be associated with iron deficiency, renal failure etc. ...Read more
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Usually need no rx: Periodic limb movements are usually harmless and need no treatment. Lots of people have them. Rarely, they may cause insomnia or excessive sleepiness and may need treatment. Medicines like ropinirole or Pramipexole might help. If they do not, there are other medicines that might help. ...Read more
Limb movements: Plmd is a diagnosis that is established mostly on sleep testing in sleep lab. Rls (restless leg syndrome) is established on clinical grounds often by pediatrician, family doctor or sleep specialist). The key is to address the issue and if the doctor is not taking seriously then ask for second opinion or specialist. ...Read more
Likely yes: It is being used for that indication. ...Read more
Varies: This is a difficult question to answer as the causes for seizure vary with age. In infants, birth injury, hemorrhages, metabolic derangements, and genetic epilepsies are more common. Other types of epilepsy can begin in the first two decades of life. Brain injury, brain tumors, genetics, medications/illicit drugs are all common causes of seizures. ...Read more
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
I have a movement disorder which occurs only when I'm excited or surprised. When it occurs, i have no control over some parts of my body?advice pls?
REM disorder: If you do possess true rem disorder of sleep, this should be evaluated by a sleep specialist and neurologist. This could be the earliest sign of a disorder of the basal ganglia, and possibly heralding eventual parkinson's or even lewy body accumulation. This sleep disorder can cause violent night-time activity and needs to be addressed. ...Read more
Can mediazolan and diazepam used to treat muscle spasms cause muscle spasms or other movement disorders?
Muscle Spasms: Both drugs are in the benzodiazepine class but Midazolam is short acting and primarily used as a premedication for anesthesia. Diazepam (valium) is a longer acting version that I use for postoperative muscle spasm in the hospital but avoid following discharge due to the addiction potential for this longer acting version. There are other options for movement disorders. ...Read more
Are there any ADHD meds that do not run the risk of developing movement disorders? & is Strattera (atomoxetine) one of them? Tried samples & they worked well.
See details: It is a neurologist who deals with disorders of movement. ...Read more
What type of tests will the movement disorder specialist do to determine if you're a good candidate for the brain surgery?
Deep brain stim: A movement disorder specialist will listen to your history of symptoms and perform and examination. They will want to know about your tremor, rigidity, freezing, walking, using buttons and utensils, strength and cognitive status. They will evaluate you for these features also. ...Read more
Diet: In most cases, constipation is related to our not eating enough dietary fiber and/or not drinking enough fluid. Try a high fiber cereal like raisin bran, all bran, or fiber one and eat 1-2 portions every day. Drink enough water. When you feel the urge, evacuate without delay to avoid training your bowel to wait and lose its awareness. ...Read more