U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Amarillo, TX
A 55-year-old female asked:

i have rls muscles in my legs feel like they want to draw up is this is a muscle issue?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christina Lenk
Neurology 28 years experience
Several causes: Restless leg syndrome is prob a nerve condition rather than muscle. Frequently, we find blood ferritin level to be low (a relative of iron). Sometimes, taking ferritin can help with the symptoms. If not, there are a few medications that can help, including Mirapex and Requip (generics available). There is also a patch called Neupro (rotigotine) (not generic). Rls is more common in people with neuropathy.
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Rkbom Syndrome my produce low iron and ferritin. The treatment is usually iron for this cause of RLS.
May 3, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Jun 30, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.