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 answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
Last updated Jun 30, 2014
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