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State Of Heightened Agitation
My sense of smell heightened, 6 days after sex had pinkish brown disharge. Still no period. Sensitive nipples. Mild lower back pain. Restless nights.
Take pregnancy test: You have not really asked a question here, but i'm guessing that you may be concerned about possible pregnancy. If so, you can take a home pregnancy test once you've missed your menstrual period. It will be accurate a week after your missed period -- some are accurate sooner. Or, visit your doctor who can provide a serum test. ...Read more
Is snapping of the fingers, focusing on objects with eyes, following simple motor commands, and agitation part of a minimally conscious state?
Most of it: Agitation is not part of the diagnostic criteria but the other behaviors you are describing are. Diagnostic criteria include: following simple commands, gestural or verbal yes/no responses (regardless of accuracy), intelligible verbalization, and purposeful behavior (e.g., appropriate smiling or crying, reaching for objects, pursuit eye movement). ...Read more
2 Types: "agitated behavior" = inappropriate motor activity (both aggressive & non-aggressive) &/or inappropriate vocalizations/verbalizations. agitated verbal behavior can be: (a) aggressive (e.g., cursing; hostile, threatening or abusive statements); or (b) non-agressive (e.g., incoherent babbing or screaming; repetitive questioning; frequent requests for attention). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychomotor changes: This is hard to answer with so little info. Of course mood swings cause psychomotor changes, but there are many medical issues that should be ruled out. I would have a pcp do a medical exam and rule out medical issues. Then refer to a psychiatrist if it appears to be mood swings. ...Read more
Restlessness: Psychomotor agitation, which is common in depression, mania, and schizophrenia, refers to difficulties "staying still, " either mentally, with thoughts bouncing around all over the place, or physically, with restlessness and a sense of constantly needing to be on the move. Unfortunately, some medications used to treat these disorders also can cause similar symptoms, so monitoring is essential. ...Read more
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