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A 25-year-old member asked:

what help is there for restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Look online: There is the RLS network online that has good resources. Also one of my favorite sites regaring RLS is www.Rlshelp.Org. Hope this helps.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Multiple: Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>.

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Need expert advice. What helps when you have restless leg syndrome ?

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Ideas? What medicine helps restless leg syndrome?

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See below: There are many classes of medications which help. This includes dopaminergics (like requip, neupro, (rotigotine) levodopa, and mirapex), opiates, benzodiazepines, and anticonvulsants (like Neurontin and horizant). Hope that helps!
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Help, what type of exercises can I do to control my restless legs syndrome?

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