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Can klonopin (clonazepam) be causing restless legs?

Can klonopin (clonazepam) be causing restless legs?

No.: Klonopin (generic name is clonazepam), is often the best treatment for it. See multiple prior answers about rls. ...Read more

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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause restless legs syndrome to worsen? Is it possible to also feel it in your arms?

Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause restless legs syndrome to worsen? Is it possible to also feel it in your arms?

It cannot: The RLS and restless arms/hands syndrome are neurological, sleep movement disorders and treated with Dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in rls) or pramipexole. Many practitioner use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) as a muscle relaxant and sleep inducer as an adjunctive medication. Rec.: see sleep specialist for more information. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) cause weakness in the arms and legs?

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) cause weakness in the arms and legs?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Dose-dependent weakness, more generalized.

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How can restless leg syndrome cause hypersomnia?

How can restless leg syndrome cause hypersomnia?

RLS: Rls can cause insomnia, or it can cause frequent minor waking up spells and non restorative sleep. ...Read more

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Can restless leg syndrome cause symptoms in the feet too?

Can restless leg syndrome cause symptoms in the feet too?

Yes: Stretching before and after exercise is important some labs may help determine/rule out metabolic causes. Drinking a glass of tonic water each evening often resolves this problem bc the quinine in the tonic water is helpful to stop cramping. ...Read more

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Ohow can I tell if the creepy crawling spasm are restless leg or neuropathy?

Ohow can I tell if the creepy crawling spasm are restless leg or neuropathy?

Physiatry eval: A physiatrist can perform a comprehensive eval to determine the cause of your symptoms and develop a treatment strategy. The diagnosis depends on where exactly they are, and when you have them. There are other thing that can also cause those symptoms (pinched nerve, vitamin/mineral deficiency, etc). ...Read more

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What could cause restless legs at night?

What could cause restless legs at night?

RLS: If it is not primary that mean you are born with it and with age gets worse. The most common cause would be iron deficiency renal disease or thyroid disease. Avoid coffee and alcohol in evenings. Can get help from a sleep doctor. ...Read more

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Can a statin drug cause restless leg syndrome?

Muscle spasms: A statin drug would not cause the condition known as "restless leg syndrome", but some pts taking a statin drug do report uncomfortable muscle spasms, you should consult the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can certain medications make my restless leg syndrome worse?

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RLS: Yes, a lot of meds can trigger rls, mental meds can if other body condition already favorize rls. ...Read more

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Low back pain in morning and restless legs at night. Can low back pain cause restless legs? If so, how can this be treated?

Low back pain in morning and restless legs at night. Can low back pain cause restless legs? If so, how can this be treated?

Usually not: The presence of low back pain is usually not felt to be directly related to the condition of restless legs syndrome. That being said, I have seen patients who have back pain and the pain itself seems to aggravate or worsen there leg symptoms. And in those cases, testing their back can help their restless legs. ...Read more

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Can geodon (ziprasidone) damage knee joints? Have trouble standing on two feet. Is this caused by restless leg from geodon (ziprasidone)?

Can geodon (ziprasidone) damage knee joints? Have trouble standing on two feet. Is this caused by restless leg from geodon (ziprasidone)?

Knee damage uncommon: I am not aware of Geodon (ziprasidone) being likely to cause knee joint damage, but there certainly could be difficulty with walking if having extrapyramidal symptoms, including akathisia (restlessness) that sometimes can come from geodon, (ziprasidone) especially at higher doses but sometimes even with low doses. Recommend discussing with prescriber. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) be causing restless legs?

No.: Klonopin (generic name is clonazepam), is often the best treatment for it. See multiple prior answers about rls. ...Read more

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Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawal causing restless legs?

Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawal causing restless legs?

Could be: Klonopin (clonazepam) and other benzodiazepines are occasionally used for restless leg syndrome (rls), so that upon withdrawal, symptoms would be expected to return. Unless RLS was present prior to Klonopin (clonazepam) use, appearance of RLS for the first time would not be expected upon medication withdrawal, if withdrawal was not abrupt. ...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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What is restless legs syndrome? What causes it?

What is restless legs syndrome? What causes it?

RLS: RLS is a condition in which your legs will have sudden brief movements or pain/discomfort. It can occur due to multiple conditions. Sometimes by treating the cause of the RLS can make it go away. You should get checked by your doctor. ...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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What is the cause of restless legs and the treatments for it?

Don't forget veins: An often overlooked cause of restless legs syndrome (rls) is venous insufficiency. If you have RLS and varicose veins, treating your vein problem might very well make your RLS go away. ...Read more

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I read that low dopamine is a cause of restless legs--how does this happen?

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I read that low dopamine is a cause of restless legs--how does this happen?

Restless legs: Studies have shown that more than 60% cases of RLS are inherited as an autosomal dominant inheritance, & that there is deficiency of Dopamine in the part of the brain known as substantia nigra. ...Read more

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What is the cause for restless leg syndrome? Experiencing it night and day! also having lower back pain.

What is the cause for restless leg syndrome?  Experiencing it night and day!  also having lower back pain.

Not known: No known cause for restless legs syndrome exists. Researchers suspect the condition may be due to an imbalance of the brain chemical dopamine. This chemical sends messages to control muscle movement. Rls runs in families in at least half the people with rls, especaily early age. Rls sometimes accompanies other conditions. Pregnancy peripheral neuropathy. Iron deficiency. Kidney failure. ...Read more

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Good day, what would cause restless legs (I hope this is what it's called). I'm only 22 years old. And it is unbearable.

RestlessLegSyndrome: or RLS, usually has no specific cause, kindly check this site fir more information, a good neurologist can help you too, good luck
https://www.webmd.com/brain/restless-legs-syndrome/restless-legs-syndrome-rls#1 ...Read more

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Diagnosed with adrenal adenoma. Can this cause restless leg syndrome? Seem to be restless all over, though, like an urge to run to shake it off.

Very unlikely: Unfortunately no definite cause of RLS is known. It is suspected to be genetic. Dopamine agonist drugs like premipexole are very effective. ...Read more

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What causes restless leg syndrome?

What causes restless leg syndrome?

See below: Maybe genetic, but more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...Read more

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What causes restless leg syndrome?

What causes restless leg syndrome?

NOT FULLY KNOWN: But do find some patients with disruption of iron stores, so, can check ferritin levels. We do find some problem with dopamine issues, and find success in using dopamine agonists, but another approach using Horizant, affects different brain chemicals. May be some genetic links in a few families, and association with a sleep disorder in some also found. ...Read more

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What exactly causes restless leg syndrome?

What exactly causes restless leg syndrome?

Dopamine lack: I think restless leg syndrome is probably caused in susceptible people (tends to be familial) by a relative lack of sufficient Dopamine and is often associated with fatigue, dopamine-blocking medicines, chronic illness, and the end of gestation. Medications that increase Dopamine are frequently helpful as can be Neurontin (gabapentin) and Klonopin (clonazepam).. ...Read more

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What could cause restless legs at night?

RLS: If it is not primary that mean you are born with it and with age gets worse. The most common cause would be iron deficiency renal disease or thyroid disease. Avoid coffee and alcohol in evenings. Can get help from a sleep doctor. ...Read more

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Does restless legs cause your bp to go up?

Modest at most: Could make the BP go up a little at time of distress, which keeps you awake, but no persistent long-term effects. However, there are plenty of excellent meds to control the RLS. ...Read more

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Klonopin (Definition)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more


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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs ...Read more