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Mentioned Together
19.1% of the posts that mention Akathisia also mention Restless (2,099 posts)
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Treatments such as Cogentin, Klonopin and Ativan are used both for Akathisia and Restless.

Akathisia

/ 11,004 posts
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*
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Restless

/ 447,558 posts
(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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and was suffering from akathisia.  Around the time...
...Consta (IM form of risperdal) and was suffering from akathisia.  Around the time that the consta was discontinued my withdrawal symptoms started and now am second guessing as to what is causing my...
and was suffering from akathisia.  Around the time...
...Consta (IM form of risperdal) and was suffering from akathisia.  Around the time that the consta was discontinued my withdrawal symptoms started and now am second guessing as to what is causing my...
and all have given me akathisia. Luckily for me, Cogentin...
...worst for me as well though. I have no idea if it even helped with my depression because I was too restless and agitated to notice. I think akathisia is normal for most antipsychotics. If Cogentin...
positive side, pdoc rxed cogentin to relieve the akathisia...
...was restlessness and anxiety. I couldn't stop moving, whether that be walking around or tapping my foot. I felt like I wanted to crawl out of my skin. On the positive side, pdoc rxed cogentin...
restlessness/akathisia but now it's under control.  What I...
...getting the restlessness/akathisia but now it's under control.  What I don't understand is that one 2mg pill a day is all that it takes.  According to this page: http://www.rxlist.com/artane-drug.h...
anti-psychotics have given me some form of akathisia and I...
...familiar with akathisia? I have it ...and a feeling of uncontrolable restlessness inside. All anti-psychotics have given me some form of akathisia and I now take Artane to prevent...
but I've seen that it can be notorious for akathisia and I...
...to abilify and found that I was fine on it but I've seen that it can be notorious for akathisia and I didn't take it long enough to see if I would get any restlessness. There is a medication you...
great for me. I did get akathisia though so my pdoc added a...
...me. I did get akathisia though so my ...works - I get the restlessness mostly at night so I take half of a 1mg pill of the Cogentin to let me sleep. I am also taking Klonopin as needed, and...
found that my akathisia got MUCH better when I cut way back...
...I found that my akathisia got MUCH better when I cut way back on my sugar intake. If I eat a lot of sugar, the next day I will be jumping out of my skin. If you get really restless, you might...
as a treatment for my akathisia. I would still have to...
...from Abilify. But how come my pdoc only knows of Cogentin/Artane for the use of Akathisia/Restlesness side effects? I don't want her to think I'm trying to be the doctor if I bring articles about...
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