What causes limb movement disorder?

Varies. This is a difficult question to answer as the causes for seizure vary with age. In infants, birth injury, hemorrhages, metabolic derangements, and genetic epilepsies are more common. Other types of epilepsy can begin in the first two decades of life. Brain injury, brain tumors, genetics, medications/illicit drugs are all common causes of seizures.

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My boyfriend seems to have periodic limb movement disorder. However, we don't have health insurance. Anything we can do?

Search online. Regardless of supreme court ruling, just b/c you don't have health insurance doesn't mean you can't get (good) health care. Search online for free health clinics, etc. Sorry for the self-advertising but this "no insurance" question has come up enough times that I put together a short page on my website pointing towards sites that offer free (or low cost) healthcare, medications & possibly tests.

Is there anything I can do if my husband has periodic limb movement disorder and I don't get any sleep?

Get out of his bed. Until he is treated effectively, I'm afraid you won't sleep much.
Sleep. Anything which helps regulate his sleep may improve the situation (avoid caffeine and more than one drink of alcohol after 3pm, regular sleep, avoid stress or shift work), as well as serotonin foods 30min prior to bedtime (dark chocolate, almonds, glass of milk, banana, dried cherries). A difficult problem to get in check for most.

What is a periodic limb movement disorder?

PLMD RESTLESS LEG. Plmd is repetitive twitchings or kicking usually q 20 -40 sec. Of lower extremities during sleep which patients are unaware of. In RLS there is acreeping or crawling sensation when reclining, followed by kicking, streching the extremities, so sleep problem follows.

How common is periodic limb movement disorder?

Fairly common. Read more about it @ http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/guide/periodic-limb-movement-disorder.

How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?

Unknown. Mostly unknown but some genetic link is suspected in some patients. It can be associated with iron deficiency, renal failure etc.
Multifactorial. Many people have it, mostly unknown causes. It can result from medication side effects, benzodiazepine withdrawal, medical conditions such as parkinson's. Anything causing sleep disorders (stress, caffeine, nicotine, drug use, shift work etc) can bring on or worsen plmd.

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) work for periodic limb movement disorder?

Doubtful. Abilify (aripiprazole) works by blocking Dopamine in the brain. Periodic limb movement disorder and restless leg syndrome, though not identical are often treated with drugs that attempt to increase Dopamine related activity. If on the other hand, one has severe depression and the Abilify (aripiprazole) is effective treatment, one might sleep much better. Specifically though I feel the answer is no.
No. Talk with u pcp, he will evaluate u and recommend a treatment.

One sleep study said 237 limb movements and the next said 1/hr. One dr says periodic limb movement disorder other says nothing is wrong. What do I do?

Sleep Studies. Plmd is either primary or secondary. Secondary plmd is associated with certain conditions such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. It may also be caused by certain meds. According to your 1st study, you do have plmd. If you had sleep apnea, and you second study was a titration study with cpap, reducing your apnea would also likely reduce your limb movements.
Not the same thing. Not every limb movement correlates with limb movement disorder. The diagnostic features of plms are complex, with an average interval of 20-40 sec., lasting 0.5 to 10 sec. And as a part of 4 consecutive movements at least 8 MCV in EMG amplitude increase above the baseline. These occur during nrem sleep. Only such movements are significant. There are many movements; few count towards illness.