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What are the symptoms of akathisia?

What are the symptoms of akathisia?

Can not sit still: Akathisia is a term to describe side effects of medication that makes it difficult to sit still. There is a need to move. This restlessness may be so severe to disrupt any social setting. It is often associated with facial dyskinesia. ...Read more

Akathisia (Definition)

The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...Read more


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When lowering the geodon (ziprasidone) dosage why does one suffer from rebound neurological symptoms like akathisia? My dr approved me to come off but haveakathisia

When lowering the geodon (ziprasidone) dosage why does one suffer from rebound neurological symptoms like akathisia? My dr approved me to come off but haveakathisia

Akathisia: movement: disorder characterized by feeling of inner restlessness and compelling need to be in constant motion. It may be a side effect or withdrawal effect of medications like Geodon (ziprasidone). Gradual taper of dose over 6-8 weeks may reduce akathisia. If intolerable anticholinergics, antiadrenergic drugs, mianserin, ritanserin, and mirtazapine may help . Check with prescriber. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Abrupt Lithium withdrawal caused severe akathisia symptoms. 4 months later I still experience mild symptoms. What can I do? Doctors are confused.

Abrupt Lithium withdrawal caused severe akathisia symptoms. 4 months later I still experience mild symptoms. What can I do? Doctors are confused.

Get a second opinion: akathisia from drug withdrawal should, like ALL symptoms related to withdrawal, be transient and self-limited. However, I have seen many cases where such symptoms appear to persist, and it is never clear whether an underlying problems has been unmasked or it is an idiosyncratic individual response that is unusual/rare. Check for other diagnoses-eg restless leg syndrome) and treat symptomatically. ...Read more

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How do you treat persistent severe akathisia like symptoms from Lithium toxicity and withdrawal when benzos and propanolol cause breathing issues?

How do you treat persistent severe akathisia like symptoms from Lithium toxicity and withdrawal when benzos and propanolol cause breathing issues?

More info is needed: Are you in a hospital setting?how bad of a lithium intoxication? . A low dose lorazepam 0,5mg po q4-6 hours should help. Not sure what breathing problems u refer to, but you'll be monitored .If you are at home and can't take benzos, try a calming, long bath with calming salts, and lavanda oil. Followed by a long walk. ...Read more

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What exactly is akathisia?

What exactly is akathisia?

A Running Motor: Akathisia is a physcial sensation described as a sense of inner restlessness (a running motor). One feels the need to constanly move. Most likely caused by medications including antipsychotics and antidepressants. Usually goes away with reduction or cessation of the offending drug. Can be disabling for some. There are medications that can help reduce or eliminate it. ...Read more

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What is it like to have akathisia?

What is it like to have akathisia?

Akathisia: Sense of inner restlessness which manifests as inability to sit still (the greek meaning of 'can't sit' ). It results from effect of medications such as antipsychotics, withdrawal from drugs such as benzodiazepines, or neurologic problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could deal with akathisia?

Usually med AE: Many drugs used in psychiatry such as major tranquilizers can cause this side effect, and changing medication or using an agent to counteract the problem is usually all that is required. Most doctors can easily remedy the situation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: akathisia?

What is the definition or description of: akathisia?

Need to move: The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the side effect of medications. ...Read more

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Does cogent in really take away akathisia? It is not working

Does cogent in really take away akathisia? It is not working

Can be helpful: Anticholinergics can be helpful for akathisia but if it is not working there are other classes of medications that may be helpful such as benzodiazepines or tatrabenazine. Please speak with your prescribing physician if your symptoms persist despite treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly causes akathisia and what can be used to mitigate it?

What exactly causes akathisia and what can be used to mitigate it?

A mystery: Akathisia or restless leg syndrome has no sure cause but seems to occur more often with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, iron deficiency, parkinson's disease and peripheral neuropathy. Treatments could include gentle stretching exercises, massage and warm baths. ...Read more