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59 Possible Causes for Agitation, Muscle Cramp, Nocturnal Leg Cramp

  • Hyponatremia

    Anthropomorphic characteristics, exercise time, and post-exercise ratings of thermal sensation, perceived exertion and muscle cramp were similar for LC, AM and CON.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On admission, the patient was agitated and had slurred speech. Treatment with hypertonic saline lead to full recovery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] And contrary to popular belief, muscle cramps and fatigue aren't caused by dehydration but from pushing too hard.[mnn.com]

  • Hypoglycemia

    cramps, occasionally cause hypoglycemia.[merckmanuals.com] Certain drugs other than those for diabetes, most notably pentamidine, used to treat a form of pneumonia that occurs most often as part of AIDS, and quinine, used to treat muscle[merckmanuals.com]

  • Hyperthyroidism

    […] psychiatric conditions Surgical removal of the thyroid Symptoms of hypothyroidism Unexplained weight gain or trouble losing weight Fatigue Depression Hair loss and dry hair Muscle[piedmont.org] After tracheal extubation, the patient exhibited abnormal tachycardia, agitation, sweating, and hyperpyrexia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients typically appear markedly hypermetabolic with high fevers, tachycardia, nausea and vomiting, tremulousness, agitation, and psychosis.[web.archive.org]

  • Hypokalemia

    Did you ever wonder why athletes are told to eat bananas to prevent muscle cramps?[study.com] These symptoms included nystagmus in one patient and agitation, tremors, and having an "out-of-body" experience in the other patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On the second day of hospitalization the patient presented severe delusions of persecution and extreme agitation, requiring neuroleptic medication for control.[scielo.br]

  • Restless Legs Syndrome

    cramps, arthritis, or a simple consequence of aging.[n.neurology.org] Greater awareness of potential causes of RLS, and its differentiation from akathisia and illness related agitation might help in reducing the distress associated with it and[doi.org] Two common causes of pain or discomfort in legs are nocturnal leg cramps (NLC) and restless leg syndrome (RLS).[doi.org]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Pain “Pins and needles” Numbness Muscle weakness, cramps, or aches Muscle spasms / contractions Tingling Constipation Diarrhea Incontinence (leaking urine) or difficulty with[foundationforpn.org] […] should be monitored by a healthcare professional to ensure the safety of the recovering addict: Hallucinations Delirium tremens Fever that spikes rapidly Seizures Extreme agitation[addictions.com] […] disease, and should not be dismissed: Tremors, convulsions, or uncontrolled shaking of the hands (or even the entire body) Profuse sweating, even in cold conditions Extreme agitation[timberlineknolls.com]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Antidepressants that alter brain chemistry in certain ways can improve mood and/or calm agitation.[emedicinehealth.com] FDA bans quinine for nocturnal leg cramps. Drug Utilization Rev. 1995; Oct:150. 26. Moss AH, Casey P, Stocking CB, Roos RP, Brooks BR, Siegler M.[aafp.org] Cramps are painful, involuntary muscle contractions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Respiratory Alkalosis

    […] person to breathe very rapidly and cause large losses of carbon dioxide. symptoms are: ph elevated above 7.45 and pco2 below 35mmhg rapid, deep breathing hyper ventilation agitation[allnurses.com] […] weakness, unsteady gait PAIN /DISCOMFORT May report: Muscle spasms/cramps, epigastric pain, precordial pain (tightness) RESPIRATION May report: Dyspnea History of asthma,[nurseslabs.com] Other symptoms of respiratory alkalosis may encompass: agitation seizures dizziness light headedness tingling, numbness irregular heart beats muscle twitching , spasms , weakness[healthblurbs.com]

  • Graves Disease

    cramps Muscle weakness Periodic paralysis Frequent bowel movements Weight loss Frequent urination Increased thirst Easy bruising These manifestations usually progress, then[ihealthblogger.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] Therapists should be aware of these signs and symptoms of Thyroid Storm: Severe tachycardia with heart failure Hyperurthemia (up to 105 degrees) Reselessness and agitation[physio-pedia.com]

  • Hypocalcemia

    Tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias and hypotension Painful paresthesia and muscle spasms Tetany, Hyperactive Reflexes Positive Chvostek’s and Trousseau’s LOC changes - confusion, agitation[web.archive.org] cramps, abdominal cramps, and overly active reflexes).[rxlist.com] Muscle cramps involving the back and legs are common.[merckmanuals.com]

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