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State Of Heightened Agitation
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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
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
Agitation: Agitation can be demonstrated emotionally or physically. Agitation is an expression of emotion that is a little less than anger but a little more than mildly irritated. One may become agitated quickly. In this case it can be problematic and one might need help with anger management. ...Read more
Eval 1st -- and then: I agree with my colleagues about the need to investigate treatable causes of agitation & delirium in someone with alzheimer's. However, if all is medically well and the person is still agitated, some research shows that aromatherapy with lemon balm oil (melissa officinalis) may help. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12143909 in my experience, oil of lavender also. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
IV Valium: Valium is a benzodiazepine medicine which can calm anxiety and agitation. "iv" denotes giving it intravenously -- i assume this patient is in the hospital or other medical unit. In this case, the person may be given 5mg of valium IV every 2 hours if agitated -- but the "prn" means it's only used "as needed" rather than around the clock. ...Read more
Yes!: Comfort foods that boost serotonin in the system. Think bland and it can help you relax. Avoid spicy or citric like tomatoes. Nothing too heavy. Think milk for instances. There is a reason that babies love it so much! also, small portions on a frequent basis. Exercise helps to relax as wlel as digest. ...Read more
Many possibilities: I would first look at any changes in diet or any new medications. Are you drinking caffeinated drinks later? Some allergy meds are stimulating. IAlso, think about what has been happening in your life in the past few days and whether there is anything coming up that is either really exciting or worrisome. Both could lead to agitation. If none of these possibilities apply, speak with your doc. ...Read more
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
Often inappropriatly: Agitation in a stroke pt may have many causes ranging in some uncommunicable physical discomfort to structural problems related to stroke damage.Very often medications are requested as primary intervention when in reality checking for simplemeasures such as repositioning , oain etc should be first searched for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: While actual panic attack generally lasts fro 20 to 40 minuts for most, the residual affects last quite a bit longer. Although this tends to vary from person to person, in general, residual symptoms diminish and resolve from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the circumstances. ...Read more
Several approaches: Just lowering the dose sometimes is enough to help; not infrequently, if needed, the dose can be raised again later without a return of the agitation. Adding a second mediction to reduce the agitation such as Ativan or Cogentin (benztropine) also can work. Or, switching to a different antidepressant may do the trick. The important thing: don't just accept the side effect but don't quit either. ...Read more
What kind of tbi would cause a pt. To have confussion, cut themself, extreme strength an agitation?
6th day of effexor (venlafaxine). Sometimes it's causing excessive agitation. Minimal dosis. Will this effects pass?
Effexor (venlafaxine): Nervousness is one of the common side effects of effexor (venlafaxine). Sometimes side effects pass with time, but can persist. As you describe "excessive" agitation, it might not be the right medicine. You really need to talk to the doctor who prescribed you effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more
I have smoked cigs since age 11, i am finally quitting, but just curious if anyone knows what it means when they cause agitation while smoking?
Unsure I understand: your ?. Quitting tobacco results in a withdrawal syndrome which can include irritability, which in extreme cases can lead to agitation, usually in the presence of underlying psychiatric disorders like bipolar disorder. In addition, some of the medications associated with smoking cessation, like bupropion and varenicline can be associated with agitation, depression &suicidal ideation. Good luck! ...Read more
I tried 4 dif classes of psychotropic meds to treat agitation within 10 weeks and they all caused the same painful reaction, which conditions do this?
For a while now i've been having uncontrollable bursts of agitation and anger causing a lot of stress. It's overwhelming sometimes , is this unhealthy?
Yes: When you become angry, your immune system first is stronger and then becomes weaker until it returns to your normal level. It is helpful to learn coping skills to assist with frustration to short circuit the anger response. There are other treatment options to consider and you should work with a therapist. ...Read more