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Do antidepressants cause restless legs syndrome?

Do antidepressants cause restless legs syndrome?

Meds can trigger RLS: What "causes" RLS is uncertain. It may be related to genetics, deficiency of iron in the brain, hormonal changes, pregnancy, parkinson's disease. Medications like antidepressants, antipsychotics, cold and allergy medications can trigger or aggravate rls. Treatment with medication can help diminish symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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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 antidepressants cause restless leg syndrome?

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Do antidepressants cause restless leg syndrome?

Sometimes: Akisthesia (an inner restlessness that can manifest very much like restless legs syndrome) has been reported as a side effect of some antidepressants like prozac, Paxil (paroxetine) and tricyclic antidepressants. However, it is more commonly seen in patients that are on antipsychotic drugs like haldol. ...Read more

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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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What can stop restless leg syndrome?

What can stop restless leg syndrome?

Few tricks: If the restless legs syndrome (rls) is secondary to another disease, first treat the disease. If it is primary rls, some women respond to iron replacement therapy, even if not anemic. Second, try avoiding caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol for a while as these make RLS worse. If those strategies do not work, the other options are prescription medications from your doctor. ...Read more

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What medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

What medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

Depends on type: 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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Can certain medications make my restless leg syndrome worse?

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Can certain medications make my restless leg syndrome worse?

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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Can you get restless "back" syndrome instead of restless leg syndrome?

Can you get restless "back" syndrome instead of restless leg syndrome?

Yes: Any muscle in the body can become irritated or cramp. Often this is a magnesium deficiency as we are all terribly undernourished with it. Add magnesium glycinate (to avoid diarrhea) 200mg 2-3 times per day. Can also use a cal-mag powder to mix up and drink. Also think about adding l-theanine to your regimen 200mg 1-2 caps twice daily to help relax - it works well with the magnesium! ...Read more

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Is RLS (restless legs syndrome) dangerous? Does it cause any other health issues gradually?

Is RLS (restless legs syndrome) dangerous?  Does it cause any other health issues gradually?

Underlying Causes: Restless leg is purely a nuisance, but it would be beneficial to get checked for underlying vascular disorders, as well as various mineral and electrolyte abnormalities that could alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with restless leg syndrome have?

What symptoms do people with restless leg syndrome have?

URGE: The mneumonic is urge: u is for urge to move legs, r is rest makes symptom worse, g is for getting up moving makes symptoms better and e is for evening predominance. These features suggest rls. ...Read more

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What actual foods can stop restless legs syndrome?

What actual foods can stop restless legs syndrome?

See below: There are no foods which "stop" restless legs syndrome (rls). But if RLS is secondary to low ferritin (usually indicating low iron stores), having iron rich foods in the diet may help alleviate the cause. But it is best to seek advice of a fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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How can I treat restless legs syndrome?

How can I treat restless legs syndrome?

RLS: Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can order testing to diagnose restless leg syndrome. Once diagnosed, medication can help to reduce the symptoms. You may find some other helpful information about RLS on line. ...Read more

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How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

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 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?

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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If rls(restless leg syndrome) do you have other sleep disturbances before rls?

If rls(restless leg syndrome) do you have other sleep disturbances before rls?

Sleep Disturbance: Though RLS is a disorder causing sleep disturbance. However, before diagnosing someone with RLS / sleep disturbance it is also important to evalute the patient for obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms 24/7?

Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms 24/7?

Cramping???: If you are having the symptoms of restless leg syndrome daily and 24/7, you could be really dehydrated or possibly some other type of musculature issue. i would see a Dr. Could be a reaction to meds, supplements, activities, ??? ...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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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

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