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Clonazepam For Restless Leg Syndrome
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
I have been take two Klonopin (clonazepam) at bedtime for Restless Leg Syndrome at bedtime. I have a prescription for pain (Percocet 10). Is this safe?
Excessive sedatiion: Both medications have sedating properties and if taken together may be excessively sedating. You should let the doctor who prescribed the Percocet know you are taking Klonopin (clonazepam). Be very careful about driving and working with machines if you are taking both.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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