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What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any: Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this. ...Read more

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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


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What is a "movement disorder specialist?

What is a "movement disorder specialist?

A neurologist: A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist who has typically done extra fellowship training for diagnosis and treatment of advanced parkinson's, essential tremor, dystonia, huntingtons disease and other movement disorders. ...Read more

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How do we diagnose stereotypic movement disorder?

Stereotypies: The best way to diagnose is to observe. Stereotypic movements defined as involuntary, coordinated, repetitive, often rhythmic, nonreflexive, and occur in the same fashion, must be present for at least 4 wks and interfere with normal activity. ...Read more

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What happens to people with stereotypic movement disorder?

What happens to people with stereotypic movement disorder?

Depends on the case: It depend on the disorder. The most common is tics which is usually seen in young adults and is usually self limited. ...Read more

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Will taking 60 mg. of cymbalta (duloxetine) for several years cause me to end up with a movement disorder?

Will taking 60 mg. of cymbalta (duloxetine) for several years cause me to end up with a movement disorder?

You mean for sure?: You need to educate yourself about the different classes of psychotropic medications & their mechanisms of action. The drugs most likely to cause dyskinesias or dystonias are the neuroleptics (phenothiazines etc). Recent data suggest the risk with Cymbalta (duloxetine) is ~1 in 200. Personally, I doubt it's even that high. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself. ...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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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 any one ever heard of functional movement disorder?

Has any one ever heard of functional movement disorder?

ClassicPsychoSomatic: meaning mind-body; always inseparable, though many, esp. physicians, choose to believe that they are separable because, though fundamental to all of life, underlying human/mind issues considered too complex &/or threatening. Study: https://www.bcm.edu/healthcare/care-centers/parkinsons/conditions/psychogenic-movement-disorders for small introduction & focus on issues/situations which FMD changes. ...Read more

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