A 39-year-old female asked:
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had sleep study done for osa was told had a lot of leg movements during the test per ent dr. who should i f/u with for diagnosis of restless leg pcp or neuro?

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Depends: Some pcps can manage sleep disorders quite well. Ask for a referal from the place you had the sleep study performed. They should lead you in the right direction.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Restless leg Syndrom: If the sleep study did not show apnea, restless leg syndrome should be followed up by a neurologist. Good luck.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Ravi Chand
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26 years experience Psychiatry
Would differentiate between RLS and PLMD, please google them
Sep 3, 2013
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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PLMD: Rls is restless legs before you fall asleep. Plmd ( periodic limb movement disorder) is picked up on a polysomnogram and can be a cause of excessive daytime sleepiness. ). Any sleep disorders specialist can treat it. In fact, any doctor who takes the time to learn about it can treat it. I am a psychiatrist and sleep specialist. Whoever has the knowledge, treat it. You do not need to be a neuro.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
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Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O. RLS: Both IM and NEURO. RLS is classified as a nocturnal seizure disorder with involuntary muscle movement. Supplemental Iron and Magnesium may help. Also Meds TOPAMAX/NEURONITIN//LYRICA/REQUIP. You need an EXAM&LABS. Close follo up to titrate Meds.
Answered on Mar 29, 2015

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