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Periodic limb movement disorder & tremors -- due to xs caffeine?

Periodic limb movement disorder & tremors -- due to xs caffeine?

PLMD: Periodic limb movement disorder is a sleep disorder caused by low iron stores in the body caracterized by low serum ferritin. Plmd can lead to frquent awakening during sleep and also can cause sleep maintaince insomnia. Plmd is the second common sleep disorder in children and can lead to parasomnias like sleep waking or/and night terrors. The only way to diagnose plmd is the sleep study. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases ...Read more


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My boyfriend seems to have periodic limb movement disorder. However, we don't have health insurance. Anything we can do?

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

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What leads to a rhythmic movement disorder?

What leads to a rhythmic movement disorder?

Many: Many causes like parkinsonism, some essential tremors etc. Diagnosis is mostly by clinical examination. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of a stereotypic movement disorder?

Has anyone heard of a stereotypic movement disorder?

Just a descriptor: Stereotypic just describes how well it fits into a particular category. Someone with essential, parkinsonian or rubral tremor may have a more or less stereotypical tremor depending on how well it fits with a classical description. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is stereotypic movement disorder?

Could you explain what is stereotypic movement disorder?

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

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What are the complications of stereotypic movement disorder?

What are the complications of stereotypic movement disorder?

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

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What causes limb movement disorder?

What causes limb movement disorder?

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

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How do I know if I have epilepsy or movement disorder?

How do I know if I have epilepsy or movement disorder?

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

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Please help! I have movement disorders, possible ptsd. Help!?

Please help! I have movement disorders, possible ptsd. Help!?

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

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What is the difference between chronic motor tic disorder and movement disorders?

What is the difference between chronic motor tic disorder and movement disorders?

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

Dr. Shawn Cassady
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Movement Disorder (Definition)

Movement disorder is a clinical finding that refers to a large group of disorders where there is some abnormality in movement, either too much, too little, or ...Read more