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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can i do to improve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Coquinol: If you are on statins you need co-q 10 or coquinol, if you are on psych meds you need to switch your meds or take requip, (ropinirole) if you are mineral deficient magensium helps.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Many things: Firstly make sure you are not on medications that can cause or worsen rls, like antihistamines and some psychiatric medications. Secondly, make sure you are not iron deficient (a blood test). Lastly, there are medications - Mirapex and requip, (ropinirole) that can help directly, and other medications (like Klonopin or opioids) that can help as well, altho they cause physical dependency and are not 1st choice.

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A 37-year-old female asked:

Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms in your arms?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: Although it primarily effects the legs, it can also happen to the arms, in much the same fashion.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What symptoms do people with restless leg syndrome have?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
URGE: The mneumonic is urge: u is for urge to move legs, r is rest makes symptom worse, g is for getting up moving makes symptoms better and e is for evening predominance. These features suggest rls.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

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Dr. Wesley Dennis
Neurology 28 years experience
Restless leg symptom: Try massaging your legs or taking a warm bath. This can alleviate restless leg symptoms in some patients. Medication such as Mirapex or Requip (ropinirole) may also be effective.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome in man at 65?

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Dr. Wesley Dennis
Neurology 28 years experience
Restless leg symptom: You would most likely experience an urge to move your legs or an ant crawling sensation while at rest or at bedtime. Restless leg symptoms usually improve with walking/moving one's legs about. They can even awaken you from your sleep.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Could be, but: Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls. In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help.It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral.

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