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Mentioned Together
19% of the posts that mention Akathisia also mention Restless (2,158 posts)
Treat them both!
Treatments such as Cogentin, Klonopin and Ativan are used both for Akathisia and Restless.

Akathisia

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Akathisia, or acathisia, is a syndrome characterized by unpleasant sensations of inner restlessness that manifests itself with an inability to sit still or remain motionless (hence the word's origin in Ancient Greek: from - kath zein - "to sit" with a privative a as prefix expressin... Read more on Wikipedia

Top Treating Medications

Cogentin
Propranolol*
Diazepam*
* Off-label

Restless

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(Agitation)
Psychomotor agitation is a series of unintentional and purposeless motions that stem from mental tension and anxiety of an individual. This includes pacing around a room, wringing one's hands, pulling off clothing and putting it back on and other similar actions. In more severe cases, the moti... Read more on Wikipedia

Top Treating Medications

Seroquel
Abilify
Klonopin
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2,158 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
prolonged akathisia or withdrawal from the klonopin...
...akathisia.  Around the time that the consta was discontinued my withdrawal symptoms started and now am second guessing as to what is causing my restlessness prolonged akathisia or withdrawal from...
thing from Abilify. I'm trying a higher dose of Klonopin...
...from the Geodon. It's a terrible feeling that you can't relax and have an overwhelming urge to keep moving. I got the same thing from Abilify. I'm trying a higher dose of...
prolonged akathisia or withdrawal from the klonopin...
...akathisia.  Around the time that the consta was discontinued my withdrawal symptoms started and now am second guessing as to what is causing my restlessness prolonged akathisia or withdrawal from...
it even helped with my depression because I was too restless...
...and all have given me akathisia. Luckily for me, Cogentin (2 mg) worked for me. Abilify was the worst for me as well though. I have no idea if it even helped with my depression because I was too...
gone due to discontinuation and the addition of klonopin...
...is finally gone due to discontinuation and the addition of klonopin. My doc did ask if I tics because they can be a part of akathisia too an...
own. Definitely ask your pdoc about propranolol or Cogentin...
...made me hypomanic and caused very bad akathisia (inner restlessness, ...my akathisia only lasted two weeks and then resolved on it's own. Definitely ask your pdoc about propranolol or Cogentin...
medications they use to counteract the side effect (Cogentin...
...I had a reaction called akathisia or inner restlessness. It was very bad. I couldn't sit still for anything. Even the medications they use to counteract the side effect (Cogentin and...
very small amount of Cogentin works - I get the restlessness...
...I did get akathisia though so my pdoc added a small dose of Cogentin. I'm only on 40mg of Latuda so I have found that a very small amount of Cogentin works - I get the restlessness mostly at...
a very small amount of Cogentin works - I get the restlessne...
...me. I did get akathisia though so my pdoc added a small dose of Cogentin. I'm only on 40mg of Latuda so I have found that a very small amount of Cogentin works - I get the restlessness mostly at...
recommend taking Cogentin to alleviate the restlessness...
...years. I had horrible akathisia (inner restlessness) for the first six months. I would recommend taking Cogentin to alleviate the restlessness at least ...that my akathisia got MUCH better whe...
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