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What anti-psychotic drug causes severe twitching?

What anti-psychotic drug causes severe twitching?

Any: Any of the antipsychotic meds can cause muscle spasms, rigidity, tremors, restlessness (akathisia) and long term have a risk for tar dive dyskinesia. The newer antipsychotics have less of these effects. Of newer meds risperidone and zyprexa more likely. Seroquel, Geodon, Abilify less, but still high incidence of akathisia with Abilify. Latuda (lurasidone) and Fanapt also have lower incidence ...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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Can severe depression or grieving cause sudden and extreme confusion?

Can severe depression or grieving cause sudden and extreme confusion?

Get eval.: When sx are sudden and different from what one already has had, it's always a good idea to let your doctor know and be evaluated for anything physical that might cause confusion and take things from there. ...Read more

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Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Spinal stenosis: The arthritis in the spine could be compressing the exiting nerve roots from the spinal cord causing numbness down the legs. If the back pain and symptoms down the leg(s) become too debilitating then surgery would be recommended. A spine surgeon consult would be advised. Obviously if bowel/bladder issues start then this surgery becomes urgent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can severe spinal arthritis also cause constant leg numbness?

Can severe spinal arthritis also cause constant leg numbness?

Yes.: Nerve root impingement is the major cause. Piriformis syndrome can do this as well. If this continues, see a rheumatologist or orthopedist. I would get emgs done by a neurologist or physical medicine specialist, if you truly have radicular pain. ...Read more

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Symptoms of severe depression?

Severe depression: Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed; sad mood most days; changes in appetite (either less or more); changes in energy (lethargic and flat, or anxious/agitated); changes in sleep (either too much, or disturbed -- especially with early morning awakening). Extremely negative thoughts about self & others; intense guilt; suicidal thoughts, etc. Psychiatrists & psychologists can help. ...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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Can fentanyl intoxication cause severe hypoglycemia?

Can fentanyl intoxication cause severe hypoglycemia?

Not specifically: Not specifically fentanyl. But any drug capable of causing extreme sedation, which includes any narcotic in overdose, could make someone unaware of the normal sensations that tell us we need to eat. Thus, hypoglycemia could follow. Alcohol specifically is an intoxicant that can cause hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset of severe allergic/auto-immune symptoms?

Vague question: Your question is very vague and does not identify any symptom, so i cannot give you any advice based on it. ...Read more

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Can tramadol cause severe headaches?

Can tramadol cause severe headaches?

Headache w/ Pain Med: Unfortunately, almost all prescription pain medications come with the side-effect warning of "headache" -- including tramadol (ultram). Any severe headache that doesn't go away with stopping the medication needs to be evaluated, as headaches are caused by a variety of different conditions (including medications). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could withdrawal from amitriptyline cause neuropathy like symptoms ?

Could withdrawal from amitriptyline cause neuropathy like symptoms ?

Not really: I am not sure what you mean by neuropathy symptoms but the answer is no. Amitriptyline can be used to treat neuropathic symptoms so eliminating this med may cause an underlying neuropathy to become more symptomatic. ...Read more

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What would cause severe vertigo?

What would cause severe vertigo?

Severe vertigo: There are two types. Peripheral vertigo is more common and often by a small stone stuck in your semicirular canals of the inner ear. See an audiologist of ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can steroid (prednisone) withdrawal cause severe headaches?

Can steroid (prednisone) withdrawal cause severe headaches?

Yes, but: Stopping steroids abruptly can cause headache, aching, fatigue, & feeling of weariness. More likely if you have been on steroids for over 2 weeks. Check with your doctor to see if you should be tapered more slowly off the steroids to avoid these symptoms. But, if this headache feels different than any other previous experiences; or note confusion, weakness or worst headache of your life--go to er. ...Read more

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Can systemetic lupus cause sudden severe hair fall?

Can systemetic lupus cause sudden severe hair fall?

A Hairy Problem: Yes. A lupus diagnosis often involves many physical changes, including hair loss, which is a common side effect of lupus & the medications used to treat it. Recent severe illness, a thyroid problem,certain nutritional deficiencies, your genetic makeup & other specific skin diseases of the scalp can also cause hair loss. It's important to work with your doctor to figure out how to minimize it. ...Read more

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Could sudden cessation of long term Mirapex (pramipexole) 3mg/d for RLS cause sudden marked bradykinesia type walk? R/O Parkinson's...

Could sudden cessation of long term Mirapex (pramipexole) 3mg/d for RLS cause sudden marked  bradykinesia type walk? R/O Parkinson's...

Yes: Mirapex (pramipexole) is a drug used to treat Parkinsons. It enhances dopamine in the brain. Parkinsons disease is due to dopamine loss. If this medication were abruptly discontinued, it could result in symptoms very similar to Parkinsons. Talk to your doctor about tapering this medication more slowly. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes severe migrane?

What causes severe migrane?

See below: Migraines may be caused by changes in the brainstem and its interactions with the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway. Imbalances in brain chemicals, including serotonin — which regulates pain— also may be involved. Serotonin levels drop during migraine attacks. This may trigger your trigeminal system to release of neuropeptides, which travel to your brain's covering causing headache. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cause severe tingling in the feet?

Can fibromyalgia cause severe tingling in the feet?

Yes: While the feet are not one of the classic trigger points for fibromyalgia pain, it is not uncommon for patients with this condition to develop numbness/tingling in their arms, legs and/or feet. However, other conditions can cause this sensation, so see your clinician for a physical examination and possibly other tests to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can mushrooms cause severe gastrointestinal reactions?

Can mushrooms cause severe gastrointestinal reactions?

Possibly: The type of mushrooms purchased at the grocery are safe but some people could have sensitivities to them. If you pick you own, then i would be very careful. In fact, i suggest you do not pick your own mushrooms. But yes, i would say that one can become ill if mushrooms do not agree with them. By ill i mean diarrhea, cramping, colicky pain. If this is the case, stop eating them. ...Read more