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Avatar m tn Before I started thyroid meds -with a TSH of 200- I noticed I slept very poorly with much more REM sleep and less deep sleep. I also noticed a reverse effect of stimulants-something a lot of ADHD patients also report. I would often drink a cup of coffee or take ritalin as it helped me sleep better. I could drink three or four cups and sleep so well and deeply. Now on thyroid treatment if I touch caffiene after six or so it will keep me awake till midnight.
Avatar m tn By the way, I have seen several studies that show that sleep apnea can produce ADHD like symptoms. In fact, there have been several posters on here that have had sleep apnea, been treated and their daytime behaviors definitely changed. Has anybody ever commented about you snoring or breathing loud at night? "Regardless of type, an individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening.
Avatar n tn Hi, I picked up the results of my sleep study to take to a neurologist that I will be seeing in 2 wks. When I went in for my sleep study I was having severe symptoms of narcolepsy. During my sleep study it took me an hour to fall asleep and it didn't even feel like I slept at all and then it was time to go. So I don't think my sleep was normal for me that night. I got the results of my study and they are rather surprising to me.
Avatar n tn Post-Concussion Syndrome After Mild Brain Injury Patients with long-term symptoms were more likely to have radicular symptoms, anxiety, sleep disturbance, blurred vision, "symptoms of cranial nerve or brainstem dysfunction," and signs of osteoarthrosis of the spine. These patients were also more likely to report more pain immediately after the accident. http://www.injuryresources.com/IC_MTBI_A3.
Avatar n tn You were not specific on the symptoms you experience, but my guess is that when you exercise you don't drink water, or you sweat to excess. This will dehydrate you and you will lose salt and other minerals. You can experience shaking of the hands, visual disturbances, headaches, stomach aches, stitches in the sides, exhaustion, low grade temps and other unpleasant symptoms. If this is the case, try drinking a fluid that has minerals in it like Cytomax.
Avatar f tn This is regarding myself. Age/ Sex: 23, F No significant medical or surgical history, no previous medical diagnoses Psychiatry history of depression, ADHD, anxiety---> Currently tx with long-term psychiatrist.
Avatar n tn Stimulants are generally the medications of choice, so to speak, in the treatment of ADHD, but Clonidine is used to treat the symptoms of ADHD and to treat such conditions as tic disorders, sleep disturbances, aggression and volatility/overarousal. Clonidine is used alone in the treatment of ADHD and it is used incombination with stimulant medication. Side effects of Clonidine use can include dizziness, drowsiness and sedation.
Avatar m tn Hes lost in his own world, talks to himself constantly moves his hands as if riding a bike(also makes the sound) doesnt eat . It takes all the effort to get him to sleep. Its come to the point that he doesnt even tell when he has to go to the bathroom (wets himself everytime he has to go) .doesnt respond at all.
Avatar m tn What you are describing began happening to me in graduate school. It sounds like you have a combination of burnout and symptoms of depression. Do you work alot and rarely schedule time for yourself? It's quite possible depression, anxiety are factors you should consider. Talking to a psychatrist and therapist might help.
Avatar m tn Thinking of the more likely scenarios than a degenerative illness, I would be inclined to consider ADHD, sleep disturbance, mild depression or an anxiety disorder (such as OCD) as the more likely culprits. The only way to really know would be to consult a clinician, despite the expense. I wish there was a vitamin or diet treatment that would resolve symptoms of ADHD.
Avatar n tn opiates do cause sleep disturbance, i would not waste the money on a sleep study until your body has had time to get over the pain meds you must have a sleep study before you are diagnosed with apnea, are you over-weight? this can cause sleep problems, do you have asthma?
Avatar f tn it is not just an annoying thing that interupts sleep. for me, there is a greater feeling of disturbance. i get an add or adhd component. i can't concentrate and feel generally jumpy and unbalanced. i am getting concerned about the effects of low dopamine on my personality. i have a feeling there are more effects, perhaps irritablity, etc. i want to know how to balance myself naturally and not take pharmaceuticals. i think it has a adrenal insufficiency component also.
1725558 tn?1309741096 A distinct period of abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, lasting at least 1 week (or any duration if hospitalization is necessary). B. During the period of mood disturbance, three (or more) of the following symptoms have persisted (four if the mood is only irritable) and have been present to a significant degree: -inflated self-esteem or grandiosity -decreased need for sleep (e.g.
Avatar f tn You are going through a lot of stress due to the sleep deprivation and childcare. It is right thing to get a sleep study done, as sleep apnea is common to cause sleep disturbance followed by a very hard day. You might also be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, which needs thorough evaluation. Are you currently under any medication? Try to get some daytime nap. Keep physically active, and drink lot of water. Yoga and meditation are best way to relax.
Avatar n tn I have a 13 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with adhd and emotional disturbance issues. She acts very defiant sometimes in school and home. She tells the teachers what she is going to do and not do. She has had behavioral plans and have been seen by so many pschologists and psychiatrist that I can not begin to count them all. She can very kind and loving child. She likes to please others but when she gets into her moods you can not do anything until she is over it.
Avatar f tn Was acting out cute when he was a younger and it wasn't as much of a disturbance? It does sound like there might be some ADD/ADHD going on with your son, but it also sounds like he just thinks he can get away with whatever he feels like doing. Does he get disciplined at home? You should not be afraid that he has no control over what he is doing and that his actions don't warrent discipline because he may have ADHD. This is where I think a lot of parents get side tracked.
Avatar f tn During the period of mood disturbance, three (or more) of the following symptoms have persisted (four if the mood is only irritable) and have been present to a significant degree: -inflated self-esteem or grandiosity -decreased need for sleep (e.g., feels rested after only 3 hours of sleep) -more talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking -flight of ideas or subjective experience that thoughts are racing - distractibility (i.e.
Avatar n tn Some people experience frequent nightmares at times of stress and illness. The dream experience or the sleep disturbance resulting from awakening can cause significant impairment in social and occupational functioning. No specific treatment is usually required for nightmare disorder. Medications such as Benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants have been used in some cases. If your nightmares continue to be a problem, I would recommend you to consult a specialist in sleep disorders clinic.
Avatar m tn Or perhaps this is what causes some children to appear ADD or ADHD? Has anyone with the symptoms experienced further mental abnormalities, mood disorders, tantrum , depression, schizophrenia, Learning disabilities, bipolar, panic attacks, anxiety, Etc.? As for my own situation I had multiple test done CAT scans and sleep test for example all of which came back normal. I could share more but I'm interested in your feedback.
Avatar n tn Several previous studies indicated that some physical symptoms reported in ADHD are similar to symptoms observed in essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency in animals and humans deprived of EFAs. We reported previously that a subgroup of ADHD subjects reporting many symptoms indicative of EFA deficiency (L-ADHD) had significantly lower proportions of plasma arachidonic acid and docosahexaenoic acid than did ADHD subjects with few such symptoms or control subjects.
Avatar n tn About 42% of patients initially experience symptoms on one side of the body, and approximately 25% report unusual sensations and motor restlessness in their arms. A large majority (about 94%) experience associated sleep disturbance. Is it possible that another medical problem may cause RLS? Before recommending or prescribing any treatments, physicians assess patients to exclude any underlying disorders, conditions, or other factors that may be responsible for causing or aggravating their RLS.
Avatar f tn Hello all, ive posted here before, but now im posting because i want to start accepting the fact that i have bad anxiety. I get chest pains and disturbance everyday for the past month or 2. Im always trying to catch my breath and i normally yawn to do so. I wake up multiple times a night, i never get good sleep. Also i have convinced myself that i while have a heart attack im having chest sensations as we speak.
Avatar n tn i went to a naturopath and she gave me natural supplements for my stomach and i started taking a product called 3 lac which i purchased through info on the candida free website. all my symptoms disapeared and my sleep was restored . i cant tell you how many prescriptions these doctors ordered and had me trying, ridiculous!!!!
Avatar n tn The second who is turning 3 has started to exhibit problems with aggression, sleep disturbance and pours cream- crisco anything he can over himself and she says that this soothes in. In-home services are basically no help at all- and this woman has literally reached her limit- does anyone know how to access more services? This is Phila. PA.
Avatar m tn In these years I learned various self-monitoring skills as well as some self-reinforcing tactics. Sometimes these symptoms affected my day-to-day life severely and negatively, sometimes positively and sometimes the affect was non-existent, insignificant and hardly noticeable. “Feeding” ordinary, normally transient feelings of sadness with sad or negative movies, books, music, and conversations with negative people saw a difficult habit to overcome.
Avatar n tn I began experiencing short term memory loss, sleep disturbance, and intermittent depression. I had neuropsych testing which documented this. I probably had ADHD as a child before the concussion but it did not seem to affect me as much as it began to as my post concussion symptoms progressed. I also had sleep studies which demonstrated total loss of slow wave and REM sleep. Over the next few years the symptoms began to get worse and included severe fatigue and apathy.
Avatar m tn Results of naturalistic studies additionally show pervasive, often chronic symptoms, multiple episode recurrences, very infrequent euthymic periods when measured over years and marked functional disability in many patients.(Euthymic means a normal, non-depressed, reasonably positive mood distinguished from euphoria) Thus, despite the explosion of options over the last quarter century when lithium dominated treatment, treatment resistance remains a central problem in BPD.
Avatar f tn The hardest to deal with is ADD/ADHD symptoms versus bipolar disorder. Unfortunatly children end up as guinea pigs. The reason being is that ADD/ADHD can mimic bipolar symptoms and vise versa. So, the situation you are in is quite normal for you and your son. If he does not take to these meds and she is not complient in working with the both of you I would recommend switching to a psychiatrist that will provide the services you need. I hope this helps a bit.
968185 tn?1248259181 The DSM specifies at least four episodes of mood disturbance over the last 12 months to at least two months in remission and back or by a switch from one pole to the other.
Avatar f tn thought it was all in my head (no pun intended) ... but the symptoms are getting progressively worse, particularly the memory problems. If it's nothing, I'll deal with it, but I'd still love to have some clue what's going on. Recently, my father lost his job - and along with it, our family's health coverage. I hate to sound desperate, but at the moment, those of you at MedHelp are my only hope. If you have any idea what this might be, or any advice, I'd truly appreciate it.