Paxil and restless leg syndrome

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501163 tn?1218079838 I also took hot epson salt baths and had my hubby rub my arms and legs with muscle cream then put a sleeve on each arm and leg and I also put a new unwrapped bar of soap (I know this sounds odd)under my bottom sheet in my bed(where my feet were) and that I think helped too.I read that on a site called people's pharmacy,people who suffer from rls put the soap in their bed and it helped them.So I gave it a try and I do think it helped some.
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Avatar n tn Please educate yourself on the effects Paxil can, and most likely will, have on you or whomever uses it and attempts to stop taking the drug. I am a current sufferer of Paxil Withdrawal. Please read the following information... PAXIL WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MIMIC HEROIN WITHDRAWAL! posted by Shawn Allen on September 06, 1999 at 04:24:49: : Tell your Doctors, and perhaps they will make the connection! How hard has it been for you to wean yourself from Paxil?
Avatar n tn I too, am trying to get off Paxil. I was recently diagnosed with Restless Legs Syndrome that was causing me to have sleep deprivation. I was prescribed Mirapex to increase the dopamine in the brain to decrease the leg movements. Immediately after the first night of taking the Mirapex I felt wonderful. I was rested, not yawning all day, did not wake up gritting my teeth,no pain in my jaw and best of all I could think clearly! To sum it up I just felt wonderfully normal!
232341 tn?1189759427 ) im praying tonight will be better, ive been getting that restless leg syndrome also. that on top of feeling anxious and i feel like icant breathe right, jeez :( i think im gettin nervous worrying about tonight. i hope this gets easier as the days pass. plus w/ starting the paxil again. we'll see. well thanks to all who have replied.
Avatar n tn I have seen 2 neuros- the first one gave me 5 boxes of paxil and sent me on my way and the 2nd one (Dr. Jeff Eubanks- Cols. OH) did a thorough exam and EMG- which were both normal. He reassured me that I did not have ALS or any other neuromuscular disease. I was of course relieved, but I am still a little concerned. I have been extremley tired lately and have also started having myoclonus a lot at night.
Avatar n tn no numbness or anything on the back of my leg. While the leg is numb, it still gets itcy and it is very irritating to scratch it. If I stand or walk for too long, the burning sensation comes into play, and I have to sit down, because it also hurts my lower back, makes my back feel like it will break if I don't sit down. This has been going on for 23 years! And not one doctor can tell me what is wrong...
1684282 tn?1505701570 I have gotten myself to the point that I am out of medication and I am now dealing with the withdrawal symptoms without any relief. I cannot handle the restless leg and the sweating and chills along with not sleeping. I have called my dr to see if he can call me in anything to help with the symptoms but I don’t think he will help me out." "He is sick of taking tablets and wants to feel 'normal', so he has decided to stop the tramadol.
Avatar m tn which leads to more daytime anxiety. My father takes Klonopin for restless leg syndrome, but has had to up-dose repeatedly and regularly. He did experience symptoms like yours when he started it, they lasted about three weeks from what I remember (everyone always asks me about medical stuff, since I know so much that I wish I didn't!). Like you, I have progressed from panic into just a chronic GAD. Mostly I just feel angry now, and jittery. Not good. I came here hoping for hope.
Avatar n tn Also, since I have both of these diseases and myofascial pain syndrome I use a TENS Unit and often times I put it on my legs to stop the twitching. Talk to your Doctor about FM/CFIDS, restless leg syndrome and medication. Yes, your legs will become very tired if you have Chronic Fatigue; they'll feel like they belong to an elephant instead of you. Flare ups come and go. Sometimes you will stay in a flare up for years if you don't get help. Med's will help. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I have a VERY addictive personality. Try the Tonic water anyway... My grandpa had restless leg syndrome all his life, and he drank the tonic water with quinine and took calcium pills at night, and it seemed to give some releif.... anyway, tell us how it worked if you do try it!
Avatar f tn I think a good description of this would be like having restless leg syndrome but all over the body. But... The symptoms have gotten better and I have complete faith that they will go away. I just keep on going with this. I was unable to work or drive for the first 2 & 1/2 weeks. I had wonderful, supportive family who helped me however they could. They, like me, can't wait to see the "real me" again. The "me" who is not taking klonopin.
Avatar f tn I have constant grinding, popping, and cracking sounds in my joints all over my body, especially in my neck, very badly in my shoulders, my back, jaw, elbows, wrists, knees and hips. It does not usually hurt but my muscles and joints hurt and seem to be tense, weak and stiff. Can anxiety cause all of these CONSTANT symptoms? This problem is effecting my life and my relationships and I just want to feel normal and like my old self again.
Avatar n tn I've also suffered a lot of anxiety and panic about not having the drugs. BUt I have an excellent doc who put me on paxil and xanax (in small amounts) and while I'm still moving in something of a fog, I don't feel as depressed. I even listened to some Van the other night and really was able to succumb to the music--first in a long time. I'm also seeing a psychologist--who will work with my regular doc on my meds. But I really KNOW the depseration you are feeling.
Avatar n tn TO: Heather Griffin I too have been on Paxil for awhile (5 years). Before that it was a bunch of different ones I can't even remember (Prozac, Mannerix, Effexor etc.) I have noticed a side effect that I have had for the past couple of years in which one leg or the other will have involuntary spasms and my leg will make little twitching motions.
Avatar f tn I've heard it can also be used for pain and other things like restless leg syndrome and seizures. The fugue state you describe sounds horrible; if the Paxil is causing it I'd suggest trying something else. This could also be a symptom of your depression. If it is, I'd still suggest trying something else because your current antidepressant isn't working. Talk to your doctor about this. You could also post this message in the expert forum here if you want a doctor's opinion.
Avatar n tn I went to the neurologist, he zapped my legs and said my nerves were fine and he said I probably had restless leg syndrome (RLS) and put me on Requip. It does not seem to work all that well. The twitches come and go all day. I feel it in the thighs, behind the knees, calves, feet. I even noticed that I have two large lumps or a giant dent in my left thigh when muscle is fully flexed. Worried, but the Doctors keep telling me not to be. They say it is just my anxiety causing all of this.
85135 tn?1227293372 Curious, how many components of metabolic syndrome do you have and did anything else improve. I have a tendency toward high cholesterol, low HDL, high triglicerides, and high bp. My NP suggests that metabolic syndrome can result in fatty liver which in her opinion is as much a threat to fibrotic progression (even more actually) than the virus itself. On metabolic syndrome:
2127868 tn?1346096698 If you can't eat, try Ensure. And, although I'm not familiar with it, there are things you can take for restless leg syndrome. Read through Dave's post; he's offered lots of great advice, and there will be lots more coming soon. I'm not the strongest person in the world, but I did it, and so can you. One word of caution - if you have any type of drug easily accessible, then you will have a very difficult time getting clean, especially when your head starts talking. You know this.
Avatar m tn I have always battled extremely low energy and depression (hepc?) Before treatment I used DHEA for about a year and really found it effective. It is not legal in Canada as FDA still has not approved it. (I get it from the states). I tried Effexor when I started treatment but HATED it and switched to Prozac which I dont notice any altered feelings, just a little energy and not having to think about standing up for 10 min before doing it.
Avatar n tn my dr switched me to paxil and im concerned about weight gain with paxil. i hae gained about 10pds from effexor- but i was not active either while taking it. I am much more alert with paxil- no naps! I am concerned about weight gain from paxil because ive read alot of post fm others that claim paxil causes weight. Would love to hear some feedback. Thank You......
Avatar f tn I have bin diagnosed ADHD at age13, I started treatment for it after a series of depression and panick attacks, I was told by a psychologist that I have a comorbid disorder; ADHD,Anxiety and depression. I was treated with Risperdal and Ritalin. I am now seeing a new Dr who insists I don't have ADHD but a form of General/Social anxiety. I take Latuda 40mg n Paxil 40mg,& ropinirole for "restless leg syndrome" I don't believe I have RLS but my need to fidget due to my ADHD.
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Avatar n tn Banannas contain Potassium that your body needs (low potassium leads to restless leg syndrome and cramps in some people) as it has been used up and is at low levels because of the Opiate use, and the Gatorade contains a high dose of the nutrients that you will be lacking because of the likely Diarrhea that you will be experiencing. 5HTP can also be found at Walgreens or GNC, and is a botanical derivitive that helps your body balance seritonin levels.
Avatar f tn Aropax can be better for anxiety than prozac. I think it is called paxil in the US. It should help and the tingling should go away if it is anxiety related. I've had a "buzzing" feeling in odd places and tingling, with anxiety Good luck.
Avatar n tn But if it is really bad and isn't getting better, you should call your doctor and talk to them. It could be more serious. * Carpal tunnel syndrome can begin with a tingling or numbness in the fingers. Adjust your workspace and consult a doctor if the symptoms do not decrease. * Lyme Disease can cause sharp pains shooting down the arms and/or legs. * I would think it would mean a pinched nerve.Or, your body can be lacking some mineral...maybe your dehydrated....
Avatar n tn Now most nights when I wake up with night sweats I can at least get right back to sleep. The leg cramps are gone until I try to taper down the magnesium to 400 or 500 mg. elemental and then they return. So here, at last, is my question: Has anyone else had similar experiences with gabapentin, or know anything about it in relation to magensium deficiencies? So many of the gabapentin side effects are consistent with hypothyroidism, but I can't find any research in that direction.
Avatar m tn I have sleep apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. Only effective treatment of these gives me the opportunity to sleep as I need. I believe my brain employed insomnia as a survival mechanism, avoiding sleep because it was not just miserable, it was dangerous. Sleep issues can leave one feeling frazzled, anxious, and nervous. Unfortunately, these feelings can perpetuate the sleeplessness. Please try to eliminate Fatal Familial Insomnia from your worries.
Avatar n tn I stretched my jaw, pulled back my shoulders for a stretch a few times a day and scheduled myself for a 30 minute back, shoulder, neck and head massage followed by a relaxing bath and long sleep. I woke up refreshed and alleviated my heavy head syndrome. Periodically I catch myself tensing up and when I do, I force myself to go a little limp. For example, I catch myself sitting upright as I type this blog, now I'm correcting myself to lay back as I type.