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What Are Some Examples Of Psychomotor Agitation
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
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
Hi, I have bipolar and I am on medications. I am on many of them. I experienced psychomotor agitation today.?
See psychiatry: If you are on several medications you may be on a mood stabilizer, antipsychotic, and antidepressant that does not cause rapid cycling. During the course of treatment if you have insight, as you do, speak with your psychiatrist and the appropriate component can be increased. Studies show increase in atypical antipsychotic combined with divaloprex sodium helpful for psychomotor agitation. See MD. ...Read more
Sometimes: It can be a side effect an a reason to move on to another medication. You should call the doctor and discuss the problem. Most people do not experience that problem. ...Read more
RLS: You are on a number of drugs that play into this situation. The flecanide is a troublesome drug at times. I would also want to know about your electrolytes. Potassium is an important salt in this venue. Even swings within a 'normal' range can exacerbate RLS. Lastly, I would also review what anti-nausea drugs you were given. Rather than RLS you may have a side effect to a drug like compazine (prochlorperazine). ...Read more
I've been very agitated, forgetful, frustrated, and restless. What can cause these behavior changes? Can I take something?
See below: Are these new sx or something you've experienced before? In any case, it's always a good idea to discuss these sx with your primary care doctor and to get a physical workup for you Sx to figure out what's happening. Good luck! ...Read more
If a patience is agitated and restless while coming out of anesthesia after surgery. Is it safe to sedate and keep sedated for days?
How can I make ER doctors understand I can't sleep im restless agitated going threw withdrwal from opiates strong opiates. How can I get ambian.
Opioid withdrawal: Honesty is always the best policy when speaking to your physician. AND you should be speaking to your physician not an ER doc if you can help it. Your doc can help you best, but most ED's will prescribe some combo of meds for opioid withdrawal. Good news - withdrawal does not last for too long. ...Read more
Mood swings, violent thoughts toward myself/others, easily irritated/agitated, restless/exhausted, racing thoughts, can't focus, depressed. Help?
Clearly: This is not something that can be handled online. Your medications are not helping enough, and you need to see a psychiatrist asap for complete evaluation and treatment. If currently having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of violence towards others, please go to an emergency room for evaluation. Please get a friend or family member to drive you, or call 911. ...Read more
Find the cause first:
Primary RLS is often has a genetic component and thus can't be cured, but can be treated.
Secondary rls: often due to deficiency of foate, magnesium, b12, iron, or diabete, neuropathy, lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren syndrome, urnemia/severe kidney disease, or amyloidosis. Thus treating these conditions generally resolves the symptoms of rls.
Thus, consult doc first to eval.
Good luck. ...Read more
Several things: Several underlying causes need to be searched for and treated such as iron and vitamin deficiency, renal disease and peripheral neuropathy. In "idiopathic" rls, several drugs can help with the symptoms such as Dopamine agonists, dopa, and gabapentin, small doses of benzodiazepines. Your doctor will choose the most appropriate drug for you. In general, this condition responds well to treatment. ...Read more
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?: If this is the drug you are referring to the answer is no. There are medications that treat rls, RLS should be diagnosed by your physician - mostly on the history of your symptoms. The symptoms can vary significantly, many kinds of pain are described, and treatment is usually effective but occasionally the disease may be recalcitrant. ...Read more
Fragmentation: Quite a few things can cause the above. There are a number of sleep disorders that will trigger the above. In general if everything with sleep is otherwise good, fragmentation for any cause (pain, caffeine/medications, light, change of pattern) will go on to cause more nightmares/restlessness. Hydrate and practice good sleep hygiene (www. Sleepfoundation. Org). Seek help if persistent. ...Read more
Muscle soreness: I agree to avoid exercise within 2-3 hrs of bedtime. You may also benefit by supplementing with 1, 000-2, 000 mg of glutamine or an Amino Acid recovery supplement after you exercise to help with soreness and cramps. ...Read more
Rls is a disorder caused by low dopamine, in order to say that someone has rls, you should have the followings: 1- unpleasant leg sensation, 2- motor restlessness, urge to move legs, 3- symptom is more at rest, 4- it is worse in the evening or at night.
Rls can be the cause of sleep onset insomnia. ...Read more
Natural Soothing: Chamomile is soothing, calming. Make an herbal tea with chamomile: steep 1 teaspoon chamomile in 1 cup hot water for 10 minutes; strain, cool; 1 ounce every few hrs for soothing effect. Also consider aromatherapy: calming, soothing essential oils are lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm. 2-3 drops in a steam vaporizer water for soothing effect. Caution: keep infants and toddlers away from steamer! ...Read more
Warm Feet: This is the first time I hear about this problem. It is interesting to know about your experiences of being warm, and if this relates to a sexual trauma of any kind. Being anxious at times creates a puzzling situation in life, since we cannot know exactly what causes our fears. Maybe you can elaborate more, and talk to a therapist to see if this symptom relates to some other problems. ...Read more
Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. Peace and good health. Clinical psycholgist can help w/stress management techniques. ...Read more
Unlikely: You need to see a neurologist about this. There are conditions that can cause the whole body to be restless and these are best evaluated by a neurologist specializing in movement disorders. It can be caused by medications, but I don't believe that the muscle relaxers are among them. I could be wrong, however, the main thing is that you get it treated for your own sanity. It sounds dreadful. Good luc. ...Read more
RLS: Restless legs syndrome (rls) typically presents in both legs, but it can occur in one leg, or even move from one leg to another. Though, if you are having sharp, shooting, or electric pains or having other symptoms not typically seen with rls, you may want to get evaluated by a neurologist to look for other causes. Please see: https://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/rls/signs. Html. ...Read more
Depends: Are you napping? Do you have a problem sitting in a car for long periods with the feeling that your legs want to move by themselves? Possibly you just have a lot on your mind and just have a hard time turning it off to relax. If it continues you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Some drugs do that: Need more info to further advise you. What medicines prescribed or otc drugs do you take? ...Read more