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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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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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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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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.

See below: Most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like zoloft 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 is there. Discuss other options with your prescribing doctor. Also, avoid caffeine. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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