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Re: Night jerks.......

Posted by Pam on May 15, 1999, at 12:11:58

In reply to Re: Night jerks......., posted by Ann on May 12, 1999, at 11:34:39

> > My friends and I were discussing how our middle aged husbands all seemed to have what we defined as "night jerks." Clenching of teeth and legs kicking and straightening out, etc. Is this a "guy thing" or what?! Told them I'd check here and see if anyone could suggest something that would help these fellas have a restful night's sleep......and their wives as well!
> In my marriage I'm the one with this problem! My doctor just started me on Mirapax, I have no idea if it is helping or not. My husband has been too tired to notice lately, he's the one who reports back on all this night activity!

>> Night jerks you describe could be actually a syndrome called Periodicd Leg Movements Syndrome. You also can find reference to this under Sleep Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome. If this is the case, a check-up with a neurologist may be warranted. Most internists and family doctors have little information about the problem. Does your husband complain of day time sleepiness?If so, I monitored sleep study in a hospital overnight can determine what,if any, problems exist. They are treated with medications. These jerks can be a by-product of Paxil. One reason I stoppped taking Paxil as an antidepressant.




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