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Are There Any Medications That Can Make Rls Worse
There are a number: Requip (ropinirole) (ropinarole) and pramipexol (mirapex) are the main two medications prescribed for rls. Firstly, the diagnosis should ideally be made by a formal sleep study, and a number of conditions, including iron deficiency, should be ruled out, since treating underlying conditions may reduce or eliminate the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autosomal dominant: About 60% of RLS is familial, meaning it runs in families, and the inheritance is believed to be autosomal dominant with variable penetrance, so the inheritance part is unpredictable. I think you should see a neurologist, get a diagnosis, and let the doctor decide what medication is best for you. You shouldn't use someone else's medication if you don't exactly know what you are treating. ...Read more
Suffering years of very painful rls! now day & night. The only med that i found helped, was tramadol. Wondering why? Can drug help figure out cause?
If my RLS is a circulation issue why does dopamine drugs work? If these drugs work for me it seems like it is a dopamine issue not circulation. Help!
See below: Restless leg syndrome is a movement disorder and sleep disorder, and is caused by problems affecting neurotransmitters, not circulation. Drug of choice is a Dopamine agonist, which works very well. On occasion, iron metabolism may be imbalanced and can be detected by a ferritin level. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My RLS is getting worse in my left leg. Even with meds it feels really heavy a lot of the time. Should I be concerned?
"Heavy"?: "Heaviness" is not commonly reported by RLS patients. You will have to repost and give more detail. ...Read more
NOT UNUSUAL: Associated co-morbidities can include peripheral neuropathy, but does not necessarily make the RLS exacerbate. However, important that the underlying etiology be discovered by appropriate testing so that treatment can be initiated. Diligent searching can almost invariably these days, uncover causation, and it is worthwhile, as some conditions can be reversed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Antidepressants, both newer ones (ssri's like citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), fluoxetine (prozac) and many others, and older tricyclic antidepressants (tofranil, Elavil (amitriptyline) and many others) have been reported to worsen RLS in some people. You should also make sure you are not iron deficient, since this can be a cause of restless leg syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have RLS - take Mirapex (pramipexole) 2x day - I'm having knee replacement surgery in wk - can I take Mirapex (pramipexole) before surgery? I'm worried RLS will flare up worse
Ask surgeon: That question can only be answered by the surgeon as well as the anesthesiologist. They have certain criterion for procedures which mortals such as neurologists and others are not aware. Therefore, your best bet is to ask the knife and sledge hammer operators. Additional questions? Write me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Good luck. See you on the racquetball courts after surgery! ...Read more
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