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A 25-year-old male asked:

what is a way to stop restless legs without quitting caffeine? my right leg is the one. feel the need to crack it too.

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Avoid stimulants: Taking a stimulant such as cafeine will iikely make restless legs worse - so that would be the first step. It would n't make sense to prescribe a medication to control RLS if you are taking caffeine.
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
But if taking caffeine earlier during the day, should be metabolized by 6 hours.
Feb 20, 2014
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
True RLS must be distinguished from RLS symptoms due to iron deficiency (Ekbom Syndrome) Iron is necessary as a cofactor for the rate limiting step in the production of the neurotransmitters Dopamine. The enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase will not function properly without sufficient Iron. You might have your doctor check your Iron and Ferritin levels. One shaking leg is usually a reflex tremor.
Apr 29, 2014

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