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What exactly is restless leg syndrome like?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 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...

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A 18-year-old male asked:

What exactly causes restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Still unknown fully: It has something to do with iron and Dopamine metabolism but the links are not clear yet.Given the similar circadian rhythms of serum iron levels, the proteins involved in Dopamine transmission, and RLS symptoms, it is difficult not to hypothesize a connection. In fact, iron is a cofactor for tyrosine hydroxylase, which is the rate-limiting enzyme for Dopamine synthesis. www.medscape.com.
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A 58-year-old member asked:

What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
RLS: Can be a lot of things but it is the urge to move foremost. Some people say it is a pain or just a rush from the inside. It can be described like growing pains. But, when up and moving this goes away. Hope it helps.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does restless leg syndrome feel like for the partner?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
How close are you?: The person who has the issue often feels the need to move the leg or the leg is moving on its own....Hence, i assume if the partner is laying in the same bed....They may be kicked a few extra times.....Or may be awoken if asleep as the leg is making the person restless and hence there can be movement in the bed....
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you have situational restless leg syndrome, like only when i'm at my boyfriend's house?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe: I guess the best answer is to say that yes it must be if it happens to you. Other possibilities: you may not notice it if you're alone, or maybe you're stressed because you're not sleeping in your own bed.

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