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Doctor insights on: Restless Hand Syndrome

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Why restlessness in left hand?

Why restlessness in left hand?

Generic answer: As has been noted, you could have shaking of left hand at rest, which might be Parkinson's. or focal neurological event like a stroke, but if when performing action, might represent cerebellar problem. The focality needs investigation, and some testing would be of value, but a neurological referral would be best way to start.

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I have had restless hands for as long as I can remember. It is not just at night. My fingers are constantly moving. Is there help for this?

I have had restless hands for as long as I can remember. It is not just at night. My fingers are constantly moving. Is there help for this?

Tremor: Hand tremor may be a sign of Parkinson disease; it would be a good idea to have a primary care doctor evaluate the hand tremor and possibility have a referral to see a neurologist

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I took my prescribed medication tramadol this evening for a torn disc and have experienced restlessness and a numbness in my hand should I go to emerg?

I took my prescribed medication tramadol this evening for a torn disc and have experienced restlessness and a numbness in my hand should I go to emerg?

Do not hesitate...: Tramadol is blocking pain signals from the nerves to the brain; but it also enhances the effects of neurotransmitters like serotonin and norepinephrine. Some common side effects are; agitation, anxiety and general ill feeling that usually do not need medical attention. If concerned, do not hesitate to visit er or urgent care for further investigation.

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I have met with short term memory loss in accident n nw I feel restlessness in my left hand and then in whole left body. May I know its reason?

I have met with short term memory loss in accident n nw I feel restlessness in my left hand and then in whole left body. May I know its reason?

Accident?: You haven't shared the type of accident you had. But if there was head injury (even without loss of consciousness), short term memory loss could result. As for the left-sided restlessness, you really need a complete neurological evaluation to know "its reason." this would involve history, physical exam, and various other diagnostic tests as determined by the neurologist.

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My grandmother, my father, his sister and my sister have this weird tingling feeling in their hands and legs at night. They become restless. Remedy?

My grandmother, my father, his sister and my sister have this weird tingling feeling in their hands and legs at night. They become restless. Remedy?

Restless legs: A cheap and easy home remedy is tonic water. Drink 6 ounces before bed. Tonic water contains quinine in small amounts. Quinine can interfere with some medicines so it would be wise to double check that first if they are on any medicines. This works well for many people.

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I randomly sweat, get nervous, restless, and cold, shaky hands, I can't look ppl in the eye. When I worry about smth, I obsess. My sleep is a mess. Disorder?

I randomly sweat, get nervous, restless, and cold, shaky hands, I can't look ppl in the eye. When I worry about smth, I obsess. My sleep is a mess. Disorder?

See a psychiatrist.: Your description sounds like a possible combination of generalized anxiety disorder but rather severe type mixed with some symptoms of social anxiety. You also are on the verge of panic. You will need a full diagnostic evaluation by a psychiatrist who will then work with you on a treatment plan which should include psychotherapy either with the psychiatrist or separately with a psychotherapist. Best wishes.

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New workout program abt 2wks. W/in a few hours after, have tremors in hands, uncontrollable, very pronounced twitching/restlessness in whole body. Lasts until I take my Ativan and (although I eat right after exercise). What could cause this?

New workout program abt 2wks. W/in a few hours after, have tremors in hands, uncontrollable, very pronounced twitching/restlessness in whole body. Lasts until I take my Ativan and (although I eat right after exercise). What could cause this?

Can be normal: Quite a few folks have this especially when they're doing conditioning. It's a sign you're working hard and you should be proud. Since you're under a physician's care, if this does not resolve as you get more conditioned, discuss whether you might have familial tremor (treated with propranolol, perhaps), a channelopathy (get electrolytes checked) or get a neurology referral. Glad you're exercising

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What can cause neck pain and numbness in hands while sleeping. While working I have twisting of fingers and restless legs while resting.

What can cause neck pain and numbness in hands while sleeping. While working I have twisting of fingers and restless legs while resting.

Neck problems: It is very possible that the root if your numbness, tingling and lack of strength of upper extremities and hands is on the neck. High and hard pillows may exacerbate it while in bed. Make a consult to a chiropractor or medical doctor regarding your neck contracture and pain. Use a soft pillow or none at all. Relax your neck when you work at the office, using a tall seat whenever possible.

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Sharp radiating pain in left thigh, muscle spasms in left leg, left leg very restless at times. Left arm strong ache in it with hand tingling. Only 22?

Sharp radiating pain in left thigh, muscle spasms in left leg, left leg very restless at times. Left arm strong ache in it with hand tingling. Only 22?

Lle: Possibly coincidental that the left arm and leg are symptomatic unless there is something in the brain causing it. More likely carpal tunnel in hand and pinched mid lumbar nerve or diabetic amotrophy.

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I am having burning scalp, movement in my right wrist, waist pain, muscle problems, restless leg, difficulties in sleeping? Can low sugar cause this, thanks

I am having burning scalp, movement in my right wrist, waist pain, muscle problems, restless leg, difficulties in sleeping? Can low sugar cause this, thanks

No. Symptomatic: hypoglycemia is one of the easiest conditions to rule out. Check your blood sugar when severely symptomatic, with a common glucometer (most diabetics have them), and see if your sugar is low. If not, then your symptoms are not related.

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What is restless foot syndrome?

What is restless foot syndrome?

Restless foot: This is a feeling of discomfort and a compulsion to move the foot. It is usually caused by neurotransmitter imbalance that causes nerve and muscle irritation. It is disturbing to sleep cycles and can affect normal foot function.

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What is restless leg syndrome?

What is restless leg syndrome?

What is RLS?: Restless Leg is a condition where you have an uncomfortable sensation (burning, crawling, cramping, aching, tingling, etc.) in you legs that cause an urgent/irresistible need to move your legs (walking, moving legs, messaging, rubbing, etc.). This movement usually occurs when going to bed and can progress to the daytime and sometimes to the arms. See a movement disorder neurologist for Treatment.

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What eases restless leg syndrome?

What eases restless leg syndrome?

Multiple: Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>.

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What causes restless leg syndrome?

What causes restless leg syndrome?

See below: Maybe genetic, but more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism.

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What causes restless leg syndrome?

What causes restless leg syndrome?

NOT FULLY KNOWN: But do find some patients with disruption of iron stores, so, can check ferritin levels. We do find some problem with dopamine issues, and find success in using dopamine agonists, but another approach using Horizant, affects different brain chemicals. May be some genetic links in a few families, and association with a sleep disorder in some also found.

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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls) 1. Proper sleep hygiene 2. Remover the cause of RLS such as: a. Iron deficiency b. Vitamin B12 deficiency c. Neuropathy d. Chronic renal disease 3. Avoid caffiene 4. Rls medications such as: a. Neurontin b. Dopamine however, RLS expert need to be consulted first.

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Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis.