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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. ...Read more

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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 and Brintellex which can cause akathesia which is a type of restlessness. Seroquel could cause poor concentration. Talk to your prescriber about side effects vs symptoms. Which occurred first, the meds or the restlessness? ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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! :). ...Read more

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

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

RLS: Restless legs syndrome and plmd are treated with Dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in rls) or pramipexole. There are many reports in the literature of exacerbation of these symptoms by antidepressants (e.g.Zoloft). If tests reveal that iron levels are low iron supplementation may be prescribed. These patients may also benefit from sleep aids at night. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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For two years I have been experiencing constant involuntary movements of my body: head, mouth, jaw, stomach, abdomen, and legs. They are accompanied by restlessness and agitation. ?

For two years I have been experiencing constant involuntary movements of my body: head, mouth, jaw, stomach, abdomen, and legs.  They are accompanied by restlessness and agitation.  ?

See Neurologist: Could be onset of a neurologic problem or side effects of medications or potentially a sleep problem albeit less likely. Were you ever on anti-psychotic medications? Usually these sort of side effects occur only if still taking certain types of meds, not if they have been stopped. However, a few rare cases have been reported to occur years later. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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