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what can i do about restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Requip (ropinirole): See primary are or sleep specialist Requip (ropinirole) works.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
A few things: To say the least, there are quite a few things that cause rls. First can be genetics especially if symptoms begin earlier than age 45. Other things iron deficiency, thyroid issues, b12/folate deficiencies. Also a lot of medications can cause. This is not to mention a number of other medical problems including diabetes, chronic pain issue and absorption problems that go with it.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What eases restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Jimmy Lin
Dr. Jimmy Lin answered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Exercise,hot soakleg: Resless leg syndrome (rls) is considered a sleep disorder. Need to check out iron deficiency, peripheral neuropathies, renal function, and certain medications. If all negative, can try exercise and hot soak to both feet (10 minutes) before bed.Or rx medication for RLS are Mirapex & requip (ropinirole). Others like Klonopin and Neurontin help also.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is restless leg syndrome?

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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 56-year-old female asked:

What can stop restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Nicole Craven
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Vitamin and Minerals: Often restless leg syndrome is due to various vitamin and mineral deficiencies. I recommend trying a good MVI (multivitamin) with minerals including magnesium and zinc. Also eat a good source of calcium but not with the mvi (multivitamin). And most importantly, vit d is essential.
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A 43-year-old male asked:

Treatment restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Medication approach: The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch, but prior use of l-dopa, and Clonazepam have helped. However, some pts may have abnormalities in iron metabolism, and if so, treatment of this problem may suffice.

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