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

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

Definitely, yes: Many antidepressants such as SSRIs like Cymbalta, Effexor, and Zoloft have been linked to a worsening of RLS. Alternatives include Wellbutrin and Norpramin. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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

See your physician: Clonazepam (Klonopin) is used to help patients with RLS obtain more restful sleep. Are you on a dopamine agonsist (ropinirole, pramipexole) for RLS? Combining opioid pain medication with Klonopin can cause suppressed breathing during sleep, especially if you have other conditions. See a neurologist for management of RLS. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/detail_restless_legs.htm ...Read more

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My father has alzheimer's. He is taking mirapex 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 probably the most common, Exelon 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

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