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Try a nice extra size helping of benedryl before you go for the benzos. If that doesn't work, talk to your pdoc about some cogentin or similar med.

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A lot of reactions to antipsychotics may initially seem like RLS, but actually be akathesia. IMO, it makes more sense to test benedryl first. Cogentin is the next line treatment for akathesia. Unless it is real clear that symptoms are 100% confined to legs even at higher doses, Cogentin makes more sense than Mirapex or the like. Also, akathesia is a more common reaction to APs than RLS.

why are u telling her to try benadryl or go take benadryl? of course it's OTC and convenient, doesn't make it even more safer than other of the treatment options u listed. specially when combined with said sedating medicaitons. and dont make up stuff like "akathisia is a more common reaction than RLS" with antipsychotics medicaiton. unless you have proof to back up that lousy generality.

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Try a nice extra size helping of benedryl before you go for the benzos. If that doesn't work, talk to your pdoc about some cogentin or similar med.

http://emedicine.med...88327-treatment

A lot of reactions to antipsychotics may initially seem like RLS, but actually be akathesia. IMO, it makes more sense to test benedryl first. Cogentin is the next line treatment for akathesia. Unless it is real clear that symptoms are 100% confined to legs even at higher doses, Cogentin makes more sense than Mirapex or the like. Also, akathesia is a more common reaction to APs than RLS.

why are u telling her to try benadryl or go take benadryl? of course it's OTC and convenient, doesn't make it even more safer than other of the treatment options u listed. specially when combined with said sedating medicaitons. and dont make up stuff like "akathisia is a more common reaction than RLS" with antipsychotics medicaiton. unless you have proof to back up that lousy generality.

1. Benedryl works for a fair number of people. Your point on their not being added safety over prescribed meds may be true for some meds but I'm not sure you brought this up. When people are trying to sleep, a little added sedation usually is not a problem.

2. I don't intentionally make up info. Neuroleptics cause akathisia more than RLS. This is not secret. It is in the prescribing sheets given with every prescription. In clinical Seroquel trials, akathisia is listed as occuring in 4% while RLS is half the rate at 2%. In Risperdal trials, akathisia occurs in 10% compared to 3% placebo while RLS does not occur frequently enough to be called out. In Abilify trials, akathisia is reported at 19% compared to 5% placebo. Again, RLS does not occur frequently enough to be called out.

3. The smart ass attitude was unnecessary. Please refrain from it in the future.

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why are u telling her to try benadryl or go take benadryl? of course it's OTC and convenient, doesn't make it even more safer than other of the treatment options u listed. specially when combined with said sedating medicaitons. and dont make up stuff like "akathisia is a more common reaction than RLS" with antipsychotics medicaiton. unless you have proof to back up that lousy generality.

I can assume, from the very fact that diphenhydramine is an OTC medication and all of the others require prescriptions, that it is much safer than the others, even in combination with other drugs. The FDA does not rubber-stamp drugs for OTC use - you basically have to prove that it's as safe as tap water. The combination of diphenhydramine and antipsychotics is pretty common, and doesn't carry any particular risk. Finally, diphenhydramine is safe enough that EMTs carry supplies of it in injectable form for treatment of anaphylaxis (in combination with epinephrine), and are confident in using it without pause.

The fact that antipsychotics are more likely to cause akathisia than RLS is common knowledge, and can be confirmed by reading the labels (as Stacia noted). We don't normally cite common knowledge or information found on drug labels.

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why are u telling her to try benadryl or go take benadryl? of course it's OTC and convenient, doesn't make it even more safer than other of the treatment options u listed. specially when combined with said sedating medicaitons. and dont make up stuff like "akathisia is a more common reaction than RLS" with antipsychotics medicaiton. unless you have proof to back up that lousy generality.

I can assume, from the very fact that diphenhydramine is an OTC medication and all of the others require prescriptions, that it is much safer than the others, even in combination with other drugs. The FDA does not rubber-stamp drugs for OTC use - you basically have to prove that it's as safe as tap water. The combination of diphenhydramine and antipsychotics is pretty common, and doesn't carry any particular risk. Finally, diphenhydramine is safe enough that EMTs carry supplies of it in injectable form for treatment of anaphylaxis (in combination with epinephrine), and are confident in using it without pause.

The fact that antipsychotics are more likely to cause akathisia than RLS is common knowledge, and can be confirmed by reading the labels (as Stacia noted). We don't normally cite common knowledge or information found on drug labels.

yah but if u dont follow the directions and take too much aspirin/ ibuprofen u could bein trouble. not to mention tylenol's extra strength product being reviewed for excess amount of tylenol in it. it can damage your liver if u ingest too much. there was a study i read in a book about overdosages, im not sure the name of the book.

but tylenol was up there in terms of death due to overdosages. even compared to other drugs like heavier drugs.

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why are u telling her to try benadryl or go take benadryl? of course it's OTC and convenient, doesn't make it even more safer than other of the treatment options u listed. specially when combined with said sedating medicaitons. and dont make up stuff like "akathisia is a more common reaction than RLS" with antipsychotics medicaiton. unless you have proof to back up that lousy generality.

I can assume, from the very fact that diphenhydramine is an OTC medication and all of the others require prescriptions, that it is much safer than the others, even in combination with other drugs. The FDA does not rubber-stamp drugs for OTC use - you basically have to prove that it's as safe as tap water. The combination of diphenhydramine and antipsychotics is pretty common, and doesn't carry any particular risk. Finally, diphenhydramine is safe enough that EMTs carry supplies of it in injectable form for treatment of anaphylaxis (in combination with epinephrine), and are confident in using it without pause.

The fact that antipsychotics are more likely to cause akathisia than RLS is common knowledge, and can be confirmed by reading the labels (as Stacia noted). We don't normally cite common knowledge or information found on drug labels.

yah but if u dont follow the directions and take too much aspirin/ ibuprofen u could bein trouble. not to mention tylenol's extra strength product being reviewed for excess amount of tylenol in it. it can damage your liver if u ingest too much. there was a study i read in a book about overdosages, im not sure the name of the book.

but tylenol was up there in terms of death due to overdosages. even compared to other drugs like heavier drugs.

Blart, stop being a brat. Your behavior lately has you close to suspension. Don't keep pushing. No one likes to go there.

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why are u telling her to try benadryl or go take benadryl? of course it's OTC and convenient, doesn't make it even more safer than other of the treatment options u listed. specially when combined with said sedating medicaitons. and dont make up stuff like "akathisia is a more common reaction than RLS" with antipsychotics medicaiton. unless you have proof to back up that lousy generality.

I can assume, from the very fact that diphenhydramine is an OTC medication and all of the others require prescriptions, that it is much safer than the others, even in combination with other drugs. The FDA does not rubber-stamp drugs for OTC use - you basically have to prove that it's as safe as tap water. The combination of diphenhydramine and antipsychotics is pretty common, and doesn't carry any particular risk. Finally, diphenhydramine is safe enough that EMTs carry supplies of it in injectable form for treatment of anaphylaxis (in combination with epinephrine), and are confident in using it without pause.

The fact that antipsychotics are more likely to cause akathisia than RLS is common knowledge, and can be confirmed by reading the labels (as Stacia noted). We don't normally cite common knowledge or information found on drug labels.

yah but if u dont follow the directions and take too much aspirin/ ibuprofen u could bein trouble. not to mention tylenol's extra strength product being reviewed for excess amount of tylenol in it. it can damage your liver if u ingest too much. there was a study i read in a book about overdosages, im not sure the name of the book.

but tylenol was up there in terms of death due to overdosages. even compared to other drugs like heavier drugs.

Blart, how many people have told you, how many times, not to toss out alleged facts you aren't able to back up? It's beyond tiresome at this point, repeating, and repeating, and repeating, ourselves, to no avail. Continuing this behavior will result in a suspension.

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why are u telling her to try benadryl or go take benadryl? of course it's OTC and convenient, doesn't make it even more safer than other of the treatment options u listed. specially when combined with said sedating medicaitons. and dont make up stuff like "akathisia is a more common reaction than RLS" with antipsychotics medicaiton. unless you have proof to back up that lousy generality.

I can assume, from the very fact that diphenhydramine is an OTC medication and all of the others require prescriptions, that it is much safer than the others, even in combination with other drugs. The FDA does not rubber-stamp drugs for OTC use - you basically have to prove that it's as safe as tap water. The combination of diphenhydramine and antipsychotics is pretty common, and doesn't carry any particular risk. Finally, diphenhydramine is safe enough that EMTs carry supplies of it in injectable form for treatment of anaphylaxis (in combination with epinephrine), and are confident in using it without pause.

The fact that antipsychotics are more likely to cause akathisia than RLS is common knowledge, and can be confirmed by reading the labels (as Stacia noted). We don't normally cite common knowledge or information found on drug labels.

Blart, stop being a brat. Your behavior lately has you close to suspension. Don't keep pushing. No one likes to go there.

RLS is a movement disorder, akathisia is a movement disorder. interpret it how you may.

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why are u telling her to try benadryl or go take benadryl? of course it's OTC and convenient, doesn't make it even more safer than other of the treatment options u listed. specially when combined with said sedating medicaitons. and dont make up stuff like "akathisia is a more common reaction than RLS" with antipsychotics medicaiton. unless you have proof to back up that lousy generality.

I can assume, from the very fact that diphenhydramine is an OTC medication and all of the others require prescriptions, that it is much safer than the others, even in combination with other drugs. The FDA does not rubber-stamp drugs for OTC use - you basically have to prove that it's as safe as tap water. The combination of diphenhydramine and antipsychotics is pretty common, and doesn't carry any particular risk. Finally, diphenhydramine is safe enough that EMTs carry supplies of it in injectable form for treatment of anaphylaxis (in combination with epinephrine), and are confident in using it without pause.

The fact that antipsychotics are more likely to cause akathisia than RLS is common knowledge, and can be confirmed by reading the labels (as Stacia noted). We don't normally cite common knowledge or information found on drug labels.

Blart, stop being a brat. Your behavior lately has you close to suspension. Don't keep pushing. No one likes to go there.

RLS is a movement disorder, akathisia is a movement disorder. interpret it how you may.

Yes, they are both movement disorders. But they are different disorders. And tend to respond best to different treatments.

I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make by linking to a post seeking to recruit subjects for a study on RLS. Studies are done to lanswer questions. The fact that someone's asking a question you evidently see as connected to your own ideas about RLS doesn't in any way support your views, Maybe try reading the information, before posting the links.

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