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What Leads To A Rhythmic Movement Disorder
I am 40yrs old and suffer from rhythmic movement disorder for over 30 yrs. It is starting to really interfere with my life and sleep. Any advise?
RMD: I don't know what you've tried. Trials of tricyclics or benzodiazepines can be helpful. Behavioral therapy and hypnosis have also proven helpful and CPAP in cases where sleep apnea is present. The Requip (ropinirole) class of meds has not been shown to offer any relief. I hope this helps. Seeing a sleep specialist with a neurological or psychiatric background is likely to be most helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise: Yes, depending on muscles involved & location of defect. ...Read more
Non-specific: A doctor can make such a diagnosis but will want to know more about what is causing it, where in the nervous system is it located, what does it resemble, etc, and thus how to treat it. We start with history and examination then get tests for a more specific diagnosis. Treatment and response are best when the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more
Movement disorder: I would find that extremely unlikely in an otherwise healthy person. If this is something happening on a frequent basis then that should be evaluate further by a neurologist. ...Read more
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