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Restlessness

Restlessness: Introduction

Further information about Restlessness is below, or review more specific information about these types of Restlessness: agitation, excitement, alertness, Restless Legs or other types.

Restlessness needs to be distinguished from other similar symptoms such as hyperactivity, nervousness, or irritability....more »

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Causes of Restlessness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Restlessness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Restlessness

Home Diagnostic Testing and Restlessness

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Causes of Types of Restlessness:

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Restlessness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Restlessness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Restlessness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Restlessness

Real-life user stories relating to Restlessness:

Message Boards for Restlessness

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Restlessness or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Restlessness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Restlessness. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Observe general appearance - e.g. restless, distressed, agitated.
    • Note facial expression, posture and gait
    • Note speed of movement and amount of movement
    • Note presence of any abnormal movements (such as tics or choreic movements). Choreic movements (non- repetitive abrupt involuntary jerky movements) can cause the appearance of restlessness. Causes of chorea include Huntington's chorea, Sydenham's chorea, Wilson's disease and senility
  • more tests...»

Restlessness: Animations

Medications or substances causing Restlessness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Restlessness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Doxapram Hydrochloride
  • Dopram Injection
  • AK-Pentolate
  • Cyclopentolate Hydrochloride
  • I-Pentolate
  • Pentolair
  • more causes...»

Drug interactions causing Restlessness:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Restlessness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Celexa and Alcohol interaction
  • Lexapro and Alcohol interaction
  • Prozac and Alcohol interaction
  • Prozac Weekly and Alcohol interaction
  • Sarafem and Alcohol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Restlessness: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Restlessness may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Restlessness

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Restlessness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Restlessness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Restlessness

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are night-time tingling, crawling, or...read more »

Restlessness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Restlessness:

The list of organs typically affected by Restlessness may include, but is not limited to:

  • Brain
  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Restlessness

The list below shows some of the causes of Restlessness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Restlessness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Restlessness. Of the 380 causes of Restlessness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 9 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 369 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Restlessness:

The following list of conditions have 'Restlessness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Restlessness:

The following list of medical conditions have Restlessness or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Restlessness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Restlessness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Restlessness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Restlessness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Restlessness:

    Subtypes of Restlessness:

    Agitation (238 causes), Excitement (26 causes), Alertness (2 causes), Restless Legs (13 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Restlessness:

    Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Restlessness:

    Insomnia (521 causes), Irritability (783 causes), Hyperactivity (273 causes), Aggression (192 causes), Impatience (12 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Anxiety disorders (30 causes), Nervousness (73 causes), Sleep problems (1476 causes), Boredom, Attention deficit disorder, Certain physical diseases, Certain medications, Certain illicit drugs

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    Medical News summaries about Restlessness

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