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Rhythmic Movement Disorder In Adults
I am 40yrs old and suffer from rhythmic movement disorder for over 30 yrs. It is starting to really interfere with my life and sleep. Any advise?
RMD: I don't know what you've tried. Trials of tricyclics or benzodiazepines can be helpful. Behavioral therapy and hypnosis have also proven helpful and CPAP in cases where sleep apnea is present. The Requip (ropinirole) class of meds has not been shown to offer any relief. I hope this helps. Seeing a sleep specialist with a neurological or psychiatric background is likely to be most helpful. ...Read more
ClassicPsychoSomatic: Meaning mind-body; always inseparable, though many (including many Docs) choose to believe they are separable. Why? Though fundamental to all of life, underlying human/mind issues considered too complex &/or threatening. Study: https://www. Bcm. Edu/healthcare/care-centers/parkinsons/conditions/psychogenic-movement-disorders for small intro; focus on the issues/situations which FMD alters for clues. ...Read more
Movement disorders: These are a category of diseases that focus around either too much or too little movement. Some are benign such as a benign essential tremor, and some are quite serious such as Huntingtons disease. ...Read more
Exercise: Yes, depending on muscles involved & location of defect. ...Read more
Non-specific: A doctor can make such a diagnosis but will want to know more about what is causing it, where in the nervous system is it located, what does it resemble, etc, and thus how to treat it. We start with history and examination then get tests for a more specific diagnosis. Treatment and response are best when the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more
Movement disorder: I would find that extremely unlikely in an otherwise healthy person. If this is something happening on a frequent basis then that should be evaluate further by a neurologist. ...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?
Stereotypic movement: Stereotypic movement disorder is a condition in which a person engages in repetitive, often rhythmic, but purposeless movements. Sometimes these movements can result in physical injury, as they may include head banging, biting nails or other body parts, self-hitting, skin-picking, mouthing of objects, etc. It most often affects kids with neurological disorders, and can increase with stress, etc. ...Read more
Stereotypic movement: The outlook depends on the cause. If its due to drug use they usually go away with stopping drugs. Long term stimulant abuse may lead to longer periods of movement. If they are due to head injury they may be permanent. The movements usually do not progress to other disorders. They may cause difficulty with normal social functioning. Hope this helps. ...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
Stereotypic movement disorder:
The symptoms include the following. It is more common in boys than girls and the cause is unknown. It must. Cause distress or risk of harm. Naltrexone may be of some benefit. Biting self
hand shaking or waving
hitting own body
mouthing of objects
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002515
stereotypic movement disorder. ...Read more
The best way to diagnose is to observe.
Stereotypic movements defined as involuntary, coordinated, repetitive, often rhythmic, nonreflexive, and occur in the same fashion, must be present for at least 4 wks and interfere with normal activity. ...Read more
See details: It is a neurologist who deals with disorders of movement. ...Read more
Call a Mental health: Clinic and ask to speak with someone who specializes in ptsd. They will be able to help you to work on the trauma. Ask if someone at the clinic does emdr it can be extremely helpful. ...Read more
Will taking 60 mg. Of cymbalta (duloxetine) for several years cause me to end up with a movement disorder?
You mean for sure?: You need to educate yourself about the different classes of psychotropic medications & their mechanisms of action. The drugs most likely to cause dyskinesias or dystonias are the neuroleptics (phenothiazines etc). Recent data suggest the risk with Cymbalta (duloxetine) is ~1 in 200. Personally, I doubt it's even that high. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself. ...Read more
Neuro evaluation: Epilepsy is the clinical condition of a tendency for seizures. Seizures are difficult to define and may need a detailed eeg exam. Movement disorders are very complex. A good neurologist should be able to distinguish with careful history, examination, and appropriate studies. ...Read more
One of many!: Professionals use the term movement or motor disorders to identify a group of neurological disorders with a common denominator: they all have some kind of abnormal movements. Persistent or chronic tic disorder is only one of these movement disorders. Individuals with this disorder have one or several persistent tics for at least one year. Usually, this conditions starts before 18 years of age. ...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
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
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