August 29, 2023 at 2:15 pm

Akathisia, Heartburn, and Functional Neurological Disorder

This insightful article highlights how akathisia and Functional Neurological Disorder can be caused by a seemingly benign medication prescribed for heartburn. The sufferer states, “It is hard to really describe how bad akathisia is. In the patient information leaflets it is often described as restlessness paired with insomnia. I would describe it as my nervous system being tortured, all my sensory nerves being stripped with knives, a complete inability to rest or lie down and extreme insomnia.”

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