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What are effective treatments for restless leg syndrome?

What are effective treatments for restless leg syndrome?

It is treatable: There are effective medications that you can use. Has a sleep study been done? Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

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What are treatments for restless leg syndrome?

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What are treatments for  restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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What are treatments for restless legs syndrome?

What are treatments for restless legs syndrome?

Discover Cause: Daily exercise, avoid tobacco and alcohol and search for an underlying cause such as mineral deficiencies(iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. ...Read more

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What medications or treatments are available for restless leg syndrome?

What medications or treatments are available for restless leg syndrome?

See sleep specialist: Restless legs syndrome and PLMD are treated with dopamine agonists such as Ropinirole (approved in RLS) or Pramipexole. There are many reports in the literature of exacerbation of these symptoms by antidepressants. ...Read more

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What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

Several possibilitie: If intermittent:iron, levodopa, ropinarole, pramipexole, cabergoline, tramadol or opiates, benzodiazepines. If daily: ropinarole, pramipexole, gabapentin, tramadol or opiates. If not responding to treatment with those: gabapentin. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin indicated for restless leg syndrome?

Is gabapentin indicated for restless leg syndrome?

Depends upon Dx.: Dx ?.T/c sleep study? R/o exc., caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, vitamin deff b12, d, folate; anemia, kidney dis, dm, varicose veins, parkinson's, thyroid, adrenal insufficiency.Need life style change, inc exercise ; diet change, message tx, Neurontin used if neurologic cause/ emg. Opiates problematic s.E.'s unless necc., more often requip, sinemet, clonidine.T/c snri- cymbalta, (duloxetine) if not tried.Modafinil may help. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative meds for restless legs syndrome ?

Are there any alternative meds for restless legs syndrome ?

Yes: Restless leg syndrome can be difficult to treat with conventional medicines alone. It can accompany other illnesses like kidney disease, diabetes, iron deficiency, and parkinson's. Massage and stress relief may help. Also, classical homeopathy can help with this. You'd need to consult with a trained homeopath to review your case & prescribe an effective remedy. http://www.homeopathyusa.org. ...Read more

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Any effective home remedies for restless legs syndrome?

Any effective home remedies for restless legs syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrom: Go to the following web page for suggestion of home remedies. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/ds00191/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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Please answer! what medications or treatments are available for restless leg syndrome?

Please answer! what medications or treatments are available for restless leg syndrome?

RLS: There are many classes of medications for restless legs syndrome (rls) including dopaminergics like requip, neupro, (rotigotine) ; mirapex, benzodiazepines, opiates, and antiepileptics. Please see a sleep medicine specialist to discuss options, if you have rls. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Treatment  restless  leg syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for restless leg syndrome?

Are there any new treatments for restless leg syndrome?

Couple new items: Traditional approaches have included dopamine agonists such as Requip or Mirapex, but more recent approaches include Neupro (rotigotine) patch, and the gabapentin-like Horizant. ...Read more

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Horizant or mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome - which is better?

Depends: Good question. It depends if you have other medical issues, which you may respond better to, ; whether you have side effects to either. For example, if someone has neuropathy in addition to restless legs syndrome, Horizant may be a better option. In the end, it may just come down to personal choice and also, what your doctor is most comfortable with. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What help is there for restless leg syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Yes: There are many approaches that help rls. Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage of legs can distract from falling asleep. Botten line: if it helps, use it, if it's excessive talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives. ...Read more

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Is requip (ropinirole) the only medication available for restless leg syndrome?

Is requip (ropinirole) the only medication available for restless leg syndrome?

RESTLESS LEG : Treatments are: dopaminergic , benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants and opioids as the last resort. ...Read more

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New good drug for restless leg syndrome rls?

New good drug for restless leg syndrome rls?

New oldies: The latest to be approved is neupro (rotigotine). It is a patch of Dopamine agonist. The last one approved was Horizant (prodrug of gabapentin). ...Read more

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Are there any natural and effective remedies for restless leg syndrome?

Are there any natural and effective remedies for restless leg syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrom: Go to the following web page for suggestion of home remedies. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/ds00191/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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Any tips for patients with restless leg syndrome?

Any tips for patients with restless leg syndrome?

Medications: There are several meds that can be very effective in controlling restless legs. Discuss this issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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