A 52-year-old member asked:
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What is the difference between restless leg and involuntary limb movement?

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
20 years experience in Sleep Medicine
RLS vs PLMD: Restless legs syndrome is something you feel or experience while you're awake. Periodic limb movements of sleep are brief involuntary muscle contractions or jerks that occur during sleep.
Answered on May 30, 2013

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Tics: If they stop when otherwise focused they are tics. Have you had a recent strep infection?

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