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Can you get restless leg syndrome in other limbs or body parts than your legs?

Yes: Usually RLS starts in the legs but often migrates to other body parts after treatment is initiated. Arms are more often involved than the trunk. ...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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Does periodic limb movement disorder and restless leg syndrome mean the same thing?

Does periodic limb movement disorder and restless leg syndrome mean the same thing?

No: No periodic limb movements occur during sleep and restless leg syndrome occurs in the evening before bed. Periodic limb movements are often seen in RLS patients. ...Read more

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I have restless leg syndrome most of the time. But if i drink i get my hole body go into sharp joalts nearly all night and can not sleep. Also ?

I have restless leg syndrome most of the time. But if i drink i get my hole body go into sharp joalts nearly all night and can not sleep. Also ?

Alcohol worsens RLS: Alcohol worsens RLS and pl md, periodically movement disorder. This is not at all uncommon. Your best bet would be to stop drinking. If you are alcohol addicted however please get into an alcohol treatment program that is monitored by a physician. Please see the very informative website below. www.progressivehealth.com/rls-alcohol.htm alcohol consumption can worsen the symptoms of restless leg. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get restless leg syndrome in other places than your legs?

Is it possible to get restless leg syndrome in other places than your legs?

No: Involuntary leg muscle movements or the urge to move the legs can be caused by multiple factors. Symptoms elsewhere are not called restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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I get restless leg syndrome some nights - how do I make that go away?

I get restless leg syndrome some nights - how do I make that go away?

Discover Cause First: Daily exercise, avoid tobacco and alcohol and search for an underlying cause such as mineral deficiencies(iron, folate, magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with some blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review your medications for side effects . If all else fails, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking or drinking, if applicable. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome in a child but involved their whole body. What could it be?

Restless leg syndrome in a child but involved their whole body. What could it be?

Akathisia: ...Is a common, yet frequently unrecognized, side-effect of many medications. It could also be a feature of hyperactivity symptoms in adhd. To maintain calm, our bodies need daytime activity and nighttime restfulness. Use of medications in ways that disrupt these functions can cause such body "static." meds should fit, not fight, our 24-hr cycles. ...Read more

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Is it impossible for me to get energy from sleep if I have restless leg syndrome?

Is it impossible for me to get energy from sleep if I have restless leg syndrome?

No: There are effective treatments for restless leg. Talk to a sleep specialist to make sure there are no other conditions affecting your sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Restless Legs (Definition)

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


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more