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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls)
1. Proper sleep hygiene
2. Remover the cause of RLS such as:
a. Iron deficiency
b. Vitamin B12 deficiency
c. Neuropathy
d. Chronic renal disease
3. Avoid caffiene
4. Rls medications such as:
a. Neurontin
b. Dopamine

however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more

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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a condition where there is a need or urge to move the leg because of some perceived unpleasant sensations. Restless leg ...Read more


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Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

Underlying Causes: Rule out underlying causes that may be able to be treated such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medications for side effects.
If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking a and or drinking, if applicable. ...Read more

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What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

RLS: Can be a lot of things but it is the urge to move foremost. Some people say it is a pain or just a rush from the inside. It can be described like growing pains. But, when up and moving this goes away. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrom: 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

How to tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

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

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How to know if I have restless leg syndrome?

How to know if I have restless leg syndrome?

See below: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest than you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...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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What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

Clinical diagnosis: If these are all true for you, you have rls: 1. A desire to move the limbs usually associated with discomfort or disagreeable sensations in the limbs; 2. You move to relieve the discomfort or to provide a counter-stimulus to relieve the discomfort; 3. Your symptoms are worse at rest with at least temporary relief by activity; 4. Your symptoms are worse later in the day or at night. No tests needed. ...Read more

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What can I expect from restless leg syndrome?

What can I expect from restless leg syndrome?

RLS: U get sensations in lower legs between the knees & ankles. There is discomfort unless u move your legs, mostly at night when lay down or in daytime when sit down, like creepy crawlers feelings, may last for @ an hour, & u feel the urge to move or walk. Symptoms worsen during stress & relieved by moving about. Can interfere with sleep. ...Read more

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How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls)
1. Proper sleep hygiene
2. Remover the cause of RLS such as:
a. Iron deficiency
b. Vitamin B12 deficiency
c. Neuropathy
d. Chronic renal disease
3. Avoid caffeine
4. Rls medications such as:
a. Neurontin
b. Dopamine

however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Several.: Usually involuntary movement, ocaasional "jerky, " witt in bed. H/or accompained by unpleasant feeling and cramps in the legs, particularly while recumbent at night. Magnesium, calcium, and potassium are non-medicinal aids. Iron deficiency must be excluded, as well. See someone in neurology or rheumatology if your pcp faily to help. ...Read more

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How does it feel to have restless leg syndrome?

How does it feel to have restless leg syndrome?

Leg discomfort: Symptoms of RLS include:
1. Leg discomfort (tingling, jittery, creepy-crawly)
2. Triggered by rest, worse at night
3. Temporarily improved with movement (walking, stretching, massage)
4. Interferes with sleep quality.

Consult with a local sleep medicine specialist for further information. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of restless leg syndrome?

Often not clear: Some patients have low iron levels and those that do can have symptom relief when iron is supplemented. There is a genetic component to restless legs syndrome as it often runs in families. Many patients don't have an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Are there different forms of restless leg syndrome?

Not really: Restless leg syndrome, refers to a condition in which there is this feeling that you must move your legs. Traditionally, involuntary movements of the legs is not restless leg syndrome. However, there has been a trend by some authors to refer to restless leg syndrome as both. ...Read more

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What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

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 taking 100mg of tramindol a day for restless leg syndrome ok?

Is taking 100mg of tramindol a day for restless leg syndrome ok?

Tramindol?: Tramadol is used as a second line of treatment for rest less leg syndrome (rls) and 100 mg does sound like ok enough dose. First line of treatment is in fact Dopamine agonists like ropinarol. I hope those have been tried before tramadol trial. Off course your physician is in a better position to advise. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

On occasion: But more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...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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Restless leg syndrome? Wife hates me.

Restless leg syndrome? Wife hates me.

Try treating it: There are some medications or supplements you can try to treat the problem.
Separate beds is always an option. ...Read more

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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'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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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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Causes of restless leg syndrome? K+ deficiency?

Causes of restless leg syndrome? K+ deficiency?

RLS: It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy sensations. Besides its relation to low peripheral Dopamine levels ; some to genes, it is unclear why it occurs. Sometimes it may be secondary to other medical issues. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly evaluate it. ...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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Could restless leg syndrome be connected to depression?

Could restless leg syndrome be connected to depression?

Unlikely: But, some antidepressants that affect serotonin can cause restless legs as a side effect. ...Read more

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Does restless leg syndrome cause a charlie horse in calf?

Does restless leg syndrome cause a charlie horse in calf?

No: Cramping or charlie horses in the calf are generally not part of restless leg syndrome. I would recommend that you see your doctor for further workup and treatment of what could be causing the cramping especially electrolyte disturbances. ...Read more

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Can a mixture of cinnamon and honey cure restless leg syndrome?

Can a mixture of cinnamon and honey cure restless leg syndrome?

Doesn't hurt to try: Probably not. The cause of RLS is complex and for most part not known. I doubt a simple treatment like this can cure it. However the treatment sounds benign and can't hurt to try it. ...Read more

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What's gabapentin is all use for? And what cause restless leg syndrome

What's gabapentin is all use for? And what cause restless leg syndrome

Many uses: Gabapentin can be used for multiple conditions. It's original indication was for seizure disorder, these days it is used for chronic pain syndromes, migraine, restless legs, post herpetic neuralgia (pain after shingles). The cause of restless legs is unclear but it is mostly thought to have a genetic basis and also seems to be associated with a Dopamine brain irregularity. ...Read more

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