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Why Am I So Restless And Always Moving Around At Night At Bedtime
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?
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
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? ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Constantly moving my tongue against my bottom teeth (causing pain and canker), have to do it. Feel strange irritable and restless. Neurological?
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
Had sleep study done for osa was told had a lot of leg movements during the test per ENT dr. Who should I f/u with for diagnosis of restless leg pcp or neuro?
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. ...Read more
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.
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
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
A friend is restless at night but wakes up at 6 am, falls back to sleep and sleeps till 10. What's wrong?
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?
Hi I have been having stomatic cramps and going to the toliet a lot and I have been restless and night time and can't sleepwaht could this be?
U need to see U PCP: And he may refer u to see a gi. Physician for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Hello. I have ths strange problem of feeling itching n that something is moving on my body n feel like scratching. It normally occurs at night time?
Probably: This is probably from a temperature change affecting your skin to release chemicals causing these unusual sensations. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I don't sleep, only 2-5hrs night for at least 18 mo or more. I have pain but think it's controlled. I'm extremely restless. Could it be something more?
Pain vs anxiety vs?: The restlessness could be from pain, OR maybe from anxiety. The first question I'd ask is "Are you sleepy during the daytime? " If you are not sleepy, i.e. if you do NOT fall asleep in the middle of the day, e.g. while watching TV, then maybe you are getting enough sleep. Another question: do you lie awake in bed worrying about things? You should see your doctor for a better evaluation. ...Read more
The last few nights I've had trouble getting to sleep then I wake in the middle of night due to being rest restless. What could it be all of a sudden?
Relax & sleep.: Find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of six then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Make sure your bedroom is dark & cool. ...Read more
2yo woke up in middle night with 101.6 temp, restless but no other symptoms yet. What could it be?
Possible infection: Hi, There are many illnesses that can cause a fever. In an otherwise healthy 2yo whose immunizations are up to date, the most likely reason is the start of a viral infection. I suggest using an over the counter fever reducing medicine. However, if the fevers persist or should you be concerned about other symptoms please contact your primary care's office to follow up. ...Read more