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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Jerky Movements

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Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
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Jerky Movements (Definition)

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What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any: Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable movements and jerks, are they tics or another problem?

Uncontrollable movements and jerks, are they tics or another problem?

Not tics!: Uncontrolled movements and jerking is a form of chorea. It can occur with drugs, neurologic disease, and other causes, which to some extent are age related. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more

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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read more

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Are more frequent but normal looking bowel movements a cause for alarm?

Are more frequent but normal looking bowel movements a cause for alarm?

No: The volume and frequency is largely a function of diet, absorption of food, secretion of fluids, and metabolic activity of your gut bacteria. So you're likely normal. Good news. ...Read more

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Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

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

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I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?

I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?

Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ; assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up from sleep with what seems like a proctalgia fugax, pain lasts minutes.No problem w/ bowel movement&no constipation.endometriosis?

Sometimes I wake up from sleep with what seems like a proctalgia fugax, pain lasts minutes.No problem w/ bowel movement&no constipation.endometriosis?

Most sources: feel that the rectal pain is due to MUSCLE SPASMS around the rectum .....the cause is unknown and there are usually no other lower bowel symptoms. A muscle relaxant might be useful at night! CLONODINE has also been suggested! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a suggestion! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Would excessive blinking and other involuntary movements be a sign of mild tourettes?

Would excessive blinking and other involuntary movements be a sign of mild tourettes?

DX. not met: Tourrete's Dsorder requires the presence of two or more motor tics with an associated vocal tic. Blinking and involuntary movements may indictations of a number of other disorders. ...Read more

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Jerky movements with sleep apena or seizure?

Jerky movements with sleep apena or seizure?

Can't tell: It would be difficult to say without conducting a full clinical interview and then possibly having to do a full overnight polysomnogram. Please discuss this with your family doctor or sleep physician and they will make arrangements to come up with the proper diagnosis for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could some regain speech and mobility after a acute stroke with having uncontrollable movements?

Please tell me, could some regain speech and mobility after a acute stroke with having uncontrollable movements?

Rehabilitation: Although stroke recovery may be variable from patient to patient, speech and physical therapies offer great promise of recovery, and it is possible to witness dramatic improvements. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Peppermint: Peppermint oil can help as it acts as a smooth muscle relaxant. Probiotics may also help, but the research is better for peppermint oil. Hoping you know what's causing the "painful bowel spasms" and not just treating it in the dark. ...Read more

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People, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

People, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

Ballistic motion: Fast and jerky motion is known as ballistic muscle movements. These movements can cause muscle strains and sprains. Switch to smooth controlled slow movements to help avoid injury. ...Read more

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Could repetitive movements with schizophrenia look like tics?

Could repetitive movements with schizophrenia look like tics?

Potentially: Yes, potentially. The term "tic" refers to a non voluntary movement disorder that can be repetitive. A patient with schizophrenia can potentially develop a "tic" as part of their condition or as a side affect from the medication they use as well. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with a therapist. ...Read more

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Do seizures always involve jerking limbs or are there differnt symptoms such as brief periods of no breathing, gritting teeth, sudden fear.?

Do seizures always involve jerking limbs or are there differnt symptoms such as brief periods of no breathing, gritting teeth, sudden fear.?

Different presentati: seizures have different presentations. Some seizures are a stage 2 presentation of Lyme Disease. So, rule out the presence of Lyme. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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