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26 Possible Causes for Apathy, Nocturnal Leg Cramp, Vertigo

  • Hypoglycemia

    Feeling of numbness, pins and needles (paresthesia) Negativism, irritability, belligerence, combativeness, rage Personality change, emotional lability Fatigue, weakness, apathy[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    Vertigo The inability to cope with heights and wide open spaces.[pernicious-anaemia-society.org]

  • Insulinoma

    Neuroglycopenic symptoms include dizziness, confusion, apathy, amnesia, personality and behavioral changes, visual disturbances, seizure, and coma. 2 The diagnosis of insulinoma[journals.lww.com]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    Apathy was identified in 31.6%; apathy without depression was present in 33.3% of patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] American Academy of Neurology What’s Causing Your Vertigo?[journals.lww.com] These may be prescribed for such things as mental illness, sickness, vertigo and dizziness. Check with your doctor if you are unsure about any medicines that you take.[patient.info]

  • Hypomagnesemia

    Mental status changes include mood alterations such as apathy, depression, or apprehension; confusion; hallucinations; delirium; or psychosis.[nursingcenter.com] Significant hypomagnesemia may present with nystagmus, vertigo, seizures and altered mental status. History to consider: Does the patient have a history of diuretic use?[clinicaladvisor.com] .  Other manifestations include Apathy, Muscle cramps, Hyperreflexia, Acute organic brain syndromes, Depression, Generalized weakness, Anorexia, Vomiting 34.  Measurement[slideshare.net]

  • Hyperthyroidism

    Table 1 Psychiatric symptoms seen with hyperthyroidism Anxiety Apathy (more often seen in older patients) Cognitive impairment Delirium Depression Emotional lability Fatigue[mdedge.com] Side effects include rash, hair loss, vertigo, jaundice, aplastic anemia, lupus-like syndrome, and hepatitis. 2.[amymyersmd.com]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    These patients and their carer/spouse were asked to report any history of abulia-apathy, hallucination, personality change and other variety of symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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] The most common manifestations are ataxia, vertigo (dizziness) and neuropathy, followed by epilepsy (seizures), ALS and multiple sclerosis-like symptoms.[glutenfreesociety.org]

  • Respiratory Alkalosis

    Neurological: “hypercapnic encephalopathy”include 1. irritability, inability to concentrate, 2. headache, anorexia, 3. apathy, confusion, combativeness, hallucinations, delirium[slideshare.net] Institute safety measures for the patient with vertigo or the unconscious patient.[nurseslabs.com] […] markedly reduced as a result of cerebral vasoconstriction (Curley et al 2010) Signs and Symptoms of Respiratory Alkalosis Central Nervous System Symptoms Lightheadedness Vertigo[leonchaitow.com]

  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies

    In AD patients, depression was significantly associated with premorbid neuroticism, and agitation, apathy, and irritability with premorbid agreeableness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sleep disorders including rapid eye movement sleep disorder, restless legs syndrome, nocturnal cramps. Fainting spells.[patient.info] A 68-year-old male who suffered from dementia, progressing for four months without Parkinson's symptoms, was admitted to the Department of Neurology because of vertigo, slight[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Manganese Poisoning

    The progression of manganism includes: Behavioral Changes - Symptoms include fatigue, headache, muscle cramps, loss of appetite, apathy, insomnia, and diminished libido.[expertlaw.com] Chronic symptoms of Exposure: Sleepiness, weakness in legs, muscular twitchings, nocturnal leg cramps, slowness of speech, languor.[potters.org] The patient a man, aged 44, complained of severe back pain, paralysis of both upper and lower extremeties, vertigo and tremor.[webview.isho.jp]

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