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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Restless Leg Syndrome

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What are treatments for restless leg syndrome?

What are treatments for  restless leg syndrome?

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

Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Urge to move: irresistible, involves legs but may involve arms and trunk worse at rest relieved with movement (no symptoms during movement) but may recur once a person stops moving/walking worse in the ...Read more


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What are the treatments for restless leg syndrome?

What are the 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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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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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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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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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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What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome ?

What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome ?

VARIOUS: First get a good evaluation and this is from a sleep study. Can use mirapex, requip, (ropinirole) or klonopin. Get good exercise and rest and do not use excessive caffeine. Also make sure about electrolytes like calcium, potassium, etc. ...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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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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I have been diagnosed with restless leg syndrome. What are some non medication treatments?

See below: Cognitive behavior therapy, myorelaxation and vibration are some examples. Unfortunately, the evidence to support them as stand alone measures is limited. ...Read more

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