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Dr. Kevin Considine Dr. Considine
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Why am I so restless and always moving around at night at bedtime?

Why am I so restless and always moving around at night at bedtime?

Depends: You may have other factors in play such as sleeping too much during the day and/or too much caffeine intake during the day or too close to bed. Possibly anxiety is a factor as well. It would depend on these and perhaps other factors.

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Dr. Claude Parola Dr. Parola
Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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I have had restless hands for as long as I can remember. It is not just at night. My fingers are constantly moving. Is there help for this?

I have had restless hands for as long as I can remember. It is not just at night. My fingers are constantly moving. Is there help for this?

Tremor: Hand tremor may be a sign of Parkinson disease; it would be a good idea to have a primary care doctor evaluate the hand tremor and possibility have a referral to see a neurologist

Dr. Missid Ghanem Dr. Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
21 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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How do you cope with feelings of restlessness and urges to keep moving?

How do you cope with feelings of restlessness and urges to keep moving?

See below...: That is how psyche talks to us... Through emotions & urges... ;) listen to it... Be intrigued by it... Engage these feelings... What do u think/feel/fear would happen if u did not keep moving? Are u wishing/restless for some changes to happen in ur life? Psychotherapy is a good place for such exploration... Also, I would get into eft/tapping.... Look it up at www. Eftuniverse. Com wishing u well! :).

Dr. Neil Liebowitz Dr. Liebowitz
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Every moment is constant restlessness, I can't sit still or stop moving. I am always uncomfortable. I can't enjoy anything for 5 seconds. What cause?

Can be meds: Based on your profile info I see your meds of Seroquel (quetiapine) and Brintellex which can cause akathesia which is a type of restlessness. Seroquel (quetiapine) could cause poor concentration. Talk to your prescriber about side effects vs symptoms. Which occurred first, the meds or the restlessness?

Dr. Alvaro Aranda Dr. Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
31 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Please what is correct dosage of Gabapentin for the Restless Leg Syndrome? I can't sleep I keep throwing my leg outside bed n moving it around?

Please what is correct dosage of Gabapentin for the Restless Leg Syndrome? I can't sleep I keep throwing my leg outside bed n moving it around?

600 mg at night: Studies done used 600 mg but some patient may need more (up to 1, 200mg). Remember it may develop tolerance with time. Watch & see. But get a specialized to see you

Dr. Hanul Bhandari Dr. Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
9 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I can't stop moving my legs, can Zoloft (sertraline) cause restless leg syndrome.

I can't stop moving my legs, can Zoloft (sertraline) cause restless leg syndrome.

See below: Most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like zoloft (sertraline) can worsen or even initiate restless legs syndrome in some people. Have it evaluated by a sleep doctor, to check for other causes such as a low ferritin level. In some people it goes away after sometime and in some the RLS continues as long as zoloft (sertraline) is there. Discuss other options with your prescribing doctor. Also, avoid caffeine.

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Dr. Stephen Kibrick Dr. Kibrick
Clinical Psychology
42 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Constantly moving my tongue against my bottom teeth (causing pain and canker), have to do it. Feel strange irritable and restless. Neurological?

Medication related?: Laura, Have you taken any psychiatric medications in the recent past? There are certain drugs that can cause repetitive movements of your tongue (called tardive dyskinesia). If this is the case, talk with your doctor about treatment options. You do not mention if this occurs at particular times of day, or when you are feeling stressed or anxious. If so, behavioral treatments could help

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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Why do I get restless at bedtime?

Why do I get restless at bedtime?

Many possibilities: Medical conditions, emotional or stress problems, life-style schedules, pregnancy or menopause, etc. Are possible. Even good things like exercise (too late in the day) can do it. Too large a meal too late can, and on and on. Troubling emotional associations from the past about bedtime too. Maybe a therapist can help you untangle it so you can sleep well.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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If taking Zoloft (sertraline) can exacerbate my restless leg syndrome- does the time of day I take the meds matter? Currently taking it at bedtime.

If taking Zoloft (sertraline) can exacerbate my restless leg syndrome- does the time of day I take the meds matter? Currently taking it at bedtime.

Possible: Zoloft (sertraline) usually does NOT exacerbate RLS, but if so, you might take in morning and see if that helps. Also, you might benefit from use of a dopamine agonist at bedtime to control the restless legs.

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Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I have no trouble staying asleep, but I cannot fall asleep. I've tried moving around my bedtime but it doesn't help. How can I help my insomnia?

I have no trouble staying asleep, but I cannot fall asleep. I've tried moving around my bedtime but it doesn't help. How can I help my insomnia?

Insomnia: Sleep hygiene dictates bed only for sleep or sex, no work. Need a dark, quiet, environment with a comfortable temp to sleep. No use of electronics within 30 minutes-1hr of bedtime because the blue light from computers and cell phones and television will cause alertness with melatonin suppression. Best not to exercise right before bed. No stimulants after 4pm. No heavy late meal. To do list helps.

Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I have been take two Klonopin (clonazepam) at bedtime for Restless Leg Syndrome at bedtime. I have a prescription for pain (Percocet 10). Is this safe?

I have been take two Klonopin (clonazepam) at bedtime for Restless Leg Syndrome at bedtime. I have a prescription for pain (Percocet 10). Is this safe?

Excessive sedatiion: Both medications have sedating properties and if taken together may be excessively sedating. You should let the doctor who prescribed the Percocet know you are taking Klonopin (clonazepam). Be very careful about driving and working with machines if you are taking both.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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My amitriptyline 50 mg 1 at bedtime. It is making me wired. My arms and legs are restless and jumpy. What can I do to prevent this?

My amitriptyline 50 mg 1 at bedtime. It is making me wired. My arms and legs are restless and jumpy. What can I do to prevent this?

Amitriptyline: Would discuss this with your doctor, so that he can change your medication to something that does not make your wired at night

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Dr. Felix Brizuela Dr. Brizuela
Neurology
28 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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My father has alzheimer's. He is taking mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome before bedtime. He's also taking calcium and a multivitamin at that time?

My father has alzheimer's. He is taking mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome before bedtime. He's also taking calcium and a multivitamin at that time?

Alzheimers med?: There are 4 drugs approved for the treatment of alzheimer's disease, Aricept and Exelon (rivastigmine) probably the most common, Exelon (rivastigmine) being my favorite. They actually do work, specially with memory. Is he on any of these? Mirapex won't treat alheimer's symptoms such as memory dysfunction.

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Dr. Julia Frank Dr. Frank
Psychiatry
40 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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How do I stop my restlessness at night?

How do I stop my restlessness at night?

Restless ness: Look up restless legs syndrome, which is usually treated by a neurologist or sleep specialist and see if that describes your problem. Iron defienciency and some medications can cause it.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is there anything that I can do about feeling restlessness at night before bed time?

Is there anything that I can do about feeling restlessness at night before bed time?

Relaxing routine.: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. Take care.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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My 3.5 m old has been very restless at night for no reason he kicks a lot and at times even cries.

My 3.5 m old has been very restless at night for no reason he kicks a lot and at times even cries.

Quiet hour: He may be having nightmares during his sleep. Try to have a quiet hour with him before putting him to bed.

Dr. Carlo Hatem Dr. Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
21 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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A friend is restless at night but wakes up at 6 am, falls back to sleep and sleeps till 10. What's wrong?

A friend is restless at night but wakes up at 6 am, falls back to sleep and sleeps till 10. What's wrong?

More info: More information is needed to determine if there is a simple explanation or a medical condition. Talk to a sleep specialist.

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera Dr. LaBarbera
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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I know my 8mo should get 11hrs of sleep /night. We are lucky to manage 8-9.Weve tried moving her routine up, but she stays awake. Suggestions?

I know my 8mo should get 11hrs of sleep /night. We are lucky to manage 8-9.Weve tried moving her routine up, but she stays awake. Suggestions?

See below: The recommended sleep guidelines are only guidelines. If your child sleeps well at night, and gets naps during the day, I would not change anything.

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