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259 Possible Causes for Agitation, Apathy, Leg Cramp

  • Graves Disease

    […] measurement of vitals is rate of percieved exertion. [4] Percautions/Symptoms related to hypothyroidism (if patient on medication or post surgical) [4] Excessive fatigue and apathy[physio-pedia.com] […] movements shaking of hands muscle weakness and loss of muscle bulk swelling of nail beds a feeling of thirst and frequent urination difficulty in sleeping, restlessness, agitation[yourhormones.info] People with hyperthyroidism may experience behavioral and personality changes, including: psychosis, mania, anxiety, agitation, and depression.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    In addition, children may experience apathy and failure to thrive, and macrocytic anemia is a common feature at all ages.[dx.doi.org] […] during periods of inactivity (restless legs syndrome) Leg cramps Craving nonfood items (pica) or ice to suck or chew on Pale lips, inner eyelids, and the inside of your mouth[babycenter.com] Signs and symptoms Patients with iron deficiency anemia may report the following: Fatigue and diminished capability to perform hard labor Leg cramps on climbing stairs Craving[emedicine.com]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    Apathy represents a form of executive cognitive dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The pain or discomfort caused by pneumonia or a urinary tract infection can result in agitation.[web.archive.org] For patients with vascular dementia, abnormal dreams, diarrhea, nausea, and muscle and leg cramps were statistically more frequent with donepezil; muscle cramps had the highest[doi.org]

  • Hypoglycemia

    Feeling of numbness, pins and needles (paresthesia) Negativism, irritability, belligerence, combativeness, rage Personality change, emotional lability Fatigue, weakness, apathy[en.wikipedia.org] There is often blurring of vision, nasal congestion, ringing in the ears, numbness and tingling of the hands, feet or face, and sometimes leg or foot cramps.[fibromyalgiatreatment.com]

  • Dementia

    Apathy, depression, irritability, agitation, and anxiety are the most frequently detected neuropsychiatric symptoms of AD.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] (RLS), sleep‐related leg cramps, and obstructive sleep apnoea).[doi.org] Agitation and psychosis are common among older adults with dementia and are challenging to manage.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Psychogenic Hyperventilation

    Hallucinations Dependence in Activities of Daily Living ADLs Inability to Initiate Meaningful Activities Anxiety Spatial Disorientation Rejection of Care Food Refusal Insomnia Apathy[books.google.com] Clinical History Patients with acute hyperventilation syndrome (HVS) may present with great agitation and anxiety.[unp.me] It is accompanied by agitation and a sense of terror or by symptoms of chest pain, paresthesias (peripheral and perioral), peripheral tetany (eg, stiffness of fingers or arms[merckmanuals.com]

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Some symptoms of OSA are the same as the symptoms of depression: daytime drowsiness, cognitive dysfunction, decreased drive, apathy, depressed mood, anhedonia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] cramping Zarate 2012 1 14 0 12 2.78 [0.10 to 74.70] Muscle/bone/joint pain Zarate 2012 0 14 4 12 0.07 [0.00 to 1.36] Sweating Zarate 2012 1 14 0 12 (OR 2.78, 95% CI 0.10[doi.org] He was psychiatrically hospitalized for agitation, aggression, and manic symptoms including insomnia, rapid and pressured speech, and hyperactivity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Syncope

    Rare side effects include slight weight gain, very high blood pressure and leg cramping. Leg cramping is caused by low potassium.[cincinnatichildrens.org]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    Head-up tilt of bed 45 Head-up tilt of bed (often will need footboard) Hypotension, sliding off bed, leg cramps Elastic support hose Requires at least 30–40 mm Hg ankle counterpressure[circ.ahajournals.org] Venlafaxine 75 mg XR form PO QD or BID Nausea, anorexia, hypertension Paroxetine * 10 mg PO QD Nausea, tremor, diarrhea, agitation Erythropoietin 8000 IU SC once per week[circ.ahajournals.org] 1.0 mg/d Hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, peripheral edema, weight gain, congestive heart failure Methylphenidate 5–10 mg PO TID given with meals, give last dose before 6 pm Agitation[circ.ahajournals.org]

  • Metabolic Acidosis

    Approximately 60 mL (20 mL/day) was used and after the third application he developed agitation, nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress, tachycardia, and metabolic acidosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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