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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is restless leg syndrome?

7 doctor answers20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Leg movement: It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity...
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
RLS : Rls should meet these criteria: 1- urge to move legs, also can affect arms. 2-moving the legs relieves that uncomfortable feeling for a short period of time. 3-should happen near bedtime. In severe cases even daytime. 4- it can cause insomnia and eventually daytime sleepiness.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
RLS: U get sensations in lower legs between the knees & ankles. There is discomfort unless u move your legs, mostly at night when lay down or in daytime when sit down , like creepy crawlers feelings, may last for @ an hour, & u feel the urge to move or walk. Symptoms worsen during stress & relieved by moving about. Can interfere with sleep.
Dr. Jerome Lisk
Neurology 24 years experience
What is RLS?: Restless Leg is a condition where you have an uncomfortable sensation (burning, crawling, cramping, aching, tingling, etc.) in you legs that cause an urgent/irresistible need to move your legs (walking, moving legs, messaging, rubbing, etc.). This movement usually occurs when going to bed and can progress to the daytime and sometimes to the arms. See a movement disorder neurologist for Treatment.
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
See your family: Dr. Your family doctor should be well-equipped to treat you for restless leg syndrome. Am sure that he or she knows the standard protocol for the treatment of this condition. I also know how miserable the condition is so you would want to get in as soon as possible. Certain blood tests will need to be run to rule out other physical clauses and then medication will be prescribed. Best wishes.
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Restless leg syndrom: 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can you cure restless leg syndrome?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Restless legs: Among the commonly used medications used are the class of dopaminergics. The most effective are also blockers of the neurotransmitter glutamate. Speak to your doctor about them.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Clinical diagnosis: If these are all true for you, you have rls: 1. A desire to move the limbs usually associated with discomfort or disagreeable sensations in the limbs; 2. You move to relieve the discomfort or to provide a counter-stimulus to relieve the discomfort; 3. Your symptoms are worse at rest with at least temporary relief by activity; 4. Your symptoms are worse later in the day or at night. No tests needed.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What can be done for restless leg syndrome?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See a doctor: There are good medications on the market to help restless leg syndrome.
CA
A 20-year-old female asked:

Restless leg.. what to do?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Take iron: First, see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis. If it's really restless leg syndrome, most cases are cleared up by taking iron supplements -- simple, effective, and cheap.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Some are iron deficiency . Others require of the medication. The sleep specialist can give you the best advice.
Mar 11, 2018
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Iron is used at 65 to 85mg once a day with vit C on empty stomach with a goal of ferritin over 100. Result likely to take 3 months.
Mar 13, 2018
A 48-year-old member asked:

How do I deal with restless leg syndrome?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment.

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