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What causes recurring evening fevers?

What causes recurring evening fevers?

There are many: There are many causes of night or evening sweats including but not limited to medications, tb, lymphoma, cancers , infections and metabolic conditions etc. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Restlessness (Definition)

This can look like hyperactivity. Pacing, excessive moving of arms and legs, etc. Restlessness can also be emotional or mental. The mind can feel like it is moving too fast and can interfere w/focus or sleep. It can be from anxiety, hormones, medication, or neurological and can resolve w/treatment. ...Read more


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I'm 61 female. Major frustration surrounding recurring fatigue. Any ideas?

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I'm 61 female. Major frustration surrounding recurring fatigue. Any ideas?

Fatigue: Agree with my colleague, also may need consult with neurologist to rule out sleep disorder. ...Read more

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Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Complex migraine: Migraine auras not only can cause visual issues but also numbness, tingling, and difficulty with speech. The cognitive issues can be entitled "dysphrenia hemicrania transitoria". All may be best treated by a preventative agent. ...Read more

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Can constant worry and stress(and anxiety) cause severe gastrointestinal problems? 35 male.Ty.

Can constant worry and stress(and anxiety) cause severe gastrointestinal problems? 35 male.Ty.

You betcha!: Anxiety may certainly cause gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, unexplained pain or discomfort. Depending on the type of anxiety, it may lead to disruption of the neural tone of the gut lining leading to erosion and inflammation, or cause excessive swallowing of air in cases of panic both leading to discomfor or pain. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Yes: Menopause and the "peri-menopausal" time frame can cause many issues due to changing hormonal levels. Some medications like sarafem (prozac) can be used with good success to treat these symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

Yes,: As well as other symptoms. Make an appointment with a psychiatrist to help you with this. You do not need to live with this. ...Read more

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Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) can be very sedating -- more so depending on increased dose. It can also cause "cognitive impairment." I have no idea from here what you were like before the medication, but it sounds like you need a thorough medical evaluation. A psychiatrist may need to also be involved in your care -- and you need to tell whoever is prescribing the seroquel (quetiapine) about what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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Could an increased anxiety problem cause recurrent migraines?

Could an increased anxiety problem cause recurrent migraines?

Yes.: Migraines can be triggered by many things, including anxiety or stress. Biofeedback therapy has proven effective for migraines and muscle tension headaches. Many people have both types of headaches. ...Read more

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What causes constant mood swings, anxiety, profuse sweating, and confusion?

What causes constant mood swings, anxiety, profuse sweating, and confusion?

Get evaluated: Hormonal imbalance and other physical conditions could cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could antidepressants treat frequent thoughts of death?

Could antidepressants treat frequent thoughts of death?

That can be: Part of the treatment plan but talking therapy is also really important. ...Read more

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Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Dyspnea or not?: There have been patients that develop a catch in their breath while on medications. In addition a more central problem can occur where one seems to almost forget to breathe. Ssri's and snri's (like effexor) seem to not infrequently cause this. Decreasing the dose typically does not eliminate it. It usually does not occur with all the other agents in these classes - you will find one that does not. ...Read more

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Can something serious cause insomnia with impending doom feeling, head pressure/pain?

Can something serious cause insomnia with impending doom feeling, head pressure/pain?

Impending doom: Can be a symptom of ocd. It feels like something bad is happening but we don't know what. Head pain/pressure is one type of headache. Please tell your doc about all of this. I see that you are getting behavior therapy. Perhaps your therapist can teach you some stress management techniques and explore the possibility of ocd. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Coumadin (warfarin) side effects? insomnia, fear of impending doom, severe restlessness, no energy or appetite, and skin crawling sensation?

Coumadin (warfarin) side effects? insomnia, fear of impending doom, severe restlessness, no energy or appetite, and skin crawling sensation?

Not coumadin (warfarin): Fear of impending doom can be experienced with posterior circulation TIA (along with dizziness, dimming of vision, double vision slurred speech and memory failure) More often it is a symptom of other chronic medical illnesses like generalized anxiety disorder or major depression. Tell your doctor you are having all these symptoms. Skinn crawling is difficult to pin down (seizure, migraine, etc) ...Read more

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Frequent frightening dreams. Cause?

Frequent frightening dreams. Cause?

Crazy dreams: Depends on what they are. For example, dreams of blood & violence could relate to bipolar states, dreams of death & loss could mean depression or ptsd, dreams that wake you up in sweat could mean anxiety disorder, etc. Consult a therapist or psychiatrist experienced in dream interpretation. ...Read more

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Could 1 missed dose of manic depression/bipolar medication cause uncontrolled anger and suicidal thoughts?

Could 1 missed dose of manic depression/bipolar medication cause uncontrolled anger and suicidal thoughts?

Not usually: Although, it is of course good not to miss any doses. If you were my patient and felt suicidal, i would want you to call me in my office right away. If you are truly feeling suicidal, you should seek immediate treatment at the nearest emergency department. ...Read more

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Can pamelor (nortriptyline) cause short term memory loss and weird irrational thoughts?

Can pamelor (nortriptyline) cause short term memory loss and weird irrational thoughts?

Maybe: It is best to consult your psychiatrist or general primary care physician about the specific side effects you may be experiencing. Sometimes, Pamelor (nortriptyline) can lead to some cognitive deficits especially in older people. However, the illnesses they treat can also be experienced as cognitive impairing as well. ...Read more

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What could be causing constipation, depression, skin problems, headaches, memory problems?

What could be causing constipation, depression, skin problems, headaches, memory problems?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) causing minor speech discomfort?

Zoloft (sertraline) causing minor speech discomfort?

Speech Discomfort?: I am not sure what you mean by speech discomfort. Zoloft (generic sertraline) can cause dry mouth, which in turn could lead to pain when talking. Whenever a patient experiences an unwanted or unexpected side effect, they should contact the prescribing physician and report the issue as soon as possible. Your physician is the one best suited to advise you at this time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could the restlessness go away?

Could the restlessness go away?

Restlessness can be: anxiety, hormonal, neurological, or lifestyle issues. Please see your doc who may also suggest a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I stop my restlessness at night?

How do I stop my restlessness at night?

Restless ness: Look up restless legs syndrome, which is usually treated by a neurologist or sleep specialist and see if that describes your problem. Iron defienciency and some medications can cause it. ...Read more

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How can I fake having a restless night sleep?

How can I fake having a restless night sleep?

Acting: Act tired and out of it, but I am wondering what acting has to do with this medical forum? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to handle my restlessness?

Meditation, exercise: What kind of restlessness are you experiencing? Is it emotional or physical? Is this a new symptom? Check out whatever meds you take to see if this is a side effect. Or, maybe you need to figure out why you are so restless with professional help. That being said, meditation and endurance exercise are great. There are online mediitations. Exercise at moderate intensity for 1/2 hour daily. ...Read more

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Why am I always restless before & after I sleep?

Why am I always restless before & after I sleep?

Increase serotonin: L-tryptophan & 5 hydroxy tryptophan can be taken to increase serotonin level.5HTP 2 mg/KG of body weight at bedtime.Foods rich in the above are nuts- walnuts,almond &pecan.May take L-trptophan also.Consult a nutritionally oriented doctor.Diet rich in serotonin are pineapple,eggs,cheese,salmon,tofu,nuts & seeds.Yoga & ralxation & meditation will help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Restlessness?

Restlessness: This can look like hyperactivity. Pacing, excessive moving of arms and legs, etc. Restlessness can also be emotional or mental. The mind can feel like it is moving too fast and can interfere w/focus or sleep. It can be from anxiety, hormones, medication, or neurological and can resolve w/treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can you do if suffering from extreme restlessness at work?

Agitated at work: Figure out why with your doctor or a psychologist. Are you that way only at work. Do you like what you are doing. Are you happy with the boss or coworkers, are there toxins in the environment? ...Read more

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Help, I can't get to sleep at night, very restless, what can I do?

Help, I can't get to sleep at night, very restless, what can I do?

Relax & sleep.: Find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of six then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Make sure your bedroom is dark & cool. ...Read more

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How do sleep when you are restless, and thinking about so many things?

Yoga: What helps me when my mind is racing and i'm trying to fall asleep is to try to picture a white light and breath deeply and slowly while mentally repeating the phrase "white light". This is sort of like a yoga mantra and it works! ...Read more

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I feel dull, restless and lazy all times of day. Plz advice a good diet plan.

I feel dull, restless and lazy all times of day. Plz advice a good diet plan.

See a doctor: I do not think that changing your diet would help. You might need a professional evaluation. ...Read more

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Restlessness. Should restlessness in an otherwise normal person be treated with meds?

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Restlessness. Should restlessness in an otherwise normal person be treated with meds?

Irritability: Irritability is a symptom of underlying illnesses such as depression, anxiety, substance use, or simply a personality trait. Consult a psychiatrist if this interferes with your daily functioning or causes distress. ...Read more

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2yo woke up in middle night with 101.6 temp, restless but no other symptoms yet. What could it be?

2yo woke up in middle night with 101.6 temp, restless but no other symptoms yet. What could it be?

Possible infection: Hi, There are many illnesses that can cause a fever. In an otherwise healthy 2yo whose immunizations are up to date, the most likely reason is the start of a viral infection. I suggest using an over the counter fever reducing medicine. However, if the fevers persist or should you be concerned about other symptoms please contact your primary care's office to follow up. ...Read more

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2yo woke up in middle night with 101.6 temp, restless but no other symptoms yet. What could it be?

2yo woke up in middle night with 101.6 temp, restless but no other symptoms yet. What could it be?

Fever: fever and restlessness could be any thing. Just watch for any new symptoms like cold , cough etc. see your pediatrician and get checked up . Ears too could be a cause . ...Read more

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My sleep tracker tells me I am restless average 10+ times per night and wake up 2+ times is this normal?

My sleep tracker tells me I am restless average 10+ times per night and wake up 2+ times is this normal?

It's all depends : It all depends if you are having symptoms such as daytime fatigue, not refreshed sleep, lack of energy that may pinpoint to some sleep disorders ...Read more

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I feel itchy sometimes all over and get restless when i'm lying down I am older woman why can I not feel relaxed?

I feel itchy sometimes all over and get restless when i'm lying down I am older woman why can I not feel relaxed?

Itchy & Restless: Generalized itchiness can be allergy to something external (lotion, etc) or inside (drug or food or illness), or anxiety. Keep record of itching & any of these potential triggers and discuss with your doc. Restlesness when lie down: if this only occurs when resting, lying down, falling asleep, it likely is restless leg syndrome, which is treatable! discuss this with your doc! ...Read more

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I am a medical student my exams are starting and I am extremely anxious and restless. Im not being able to concentrate and feeling homesick.Pls help?

I am a medical student my exams are starting and I am extremely anxious and restless. Im not being able to concentrate and feeling homesick.Pls help?

R U the 1 Cranking?: Picturing this scene: college student in a dorm trying to study. But it gets harder & harder 2 concentrate when s/he hears her/his dorm-mate's music being cranked up higher & higher. In ur case, maybe ur own anxiety is doing the cranking. You may believe it nearly impossible to imagine that ur brain can take charge. But like u can learn 2 calm a toddler having tantrum, u can learn 2 calm ur mind. ...Read more

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A 5 year before happened tragedy makes me anxious all the time feels like emptiness, used to remain body restlessness after getting up till some hours?

A 5 year before happened tragedy makes me anxious all the time feels like emptiness, used to remain body restlessness after getting up till some hours?

Sounds like a trauma: from five years ago is still haunting you. That could be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). See if you can find a mental health professional or spiritual leader who can help you sort this out and move forward. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to cure restless legsy?

How to cure restless legsy?

Find the cause first: Primary RLS is often has a genetic component and thus can't be cured, but can be treated. Secondary rls: often due to deficiency of foate, magnesium, b12, iron, or diabete, neuropathy, lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren syndrome, urnemia/severe kidney disease, or amyloidosis..Thus treating these conditions generally resolves the symptoms of rls. Thus, consult doc first to eval.. Good luck. ...Read more

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