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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be, but: Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls. In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help.It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has depression & restless leg syndrome due to renal failure, what type of antidepressant is best. Dopamine agonist, ssri, benzo, or combo.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like zoloft (sertraline) can worsen or even initiate restless legs syndrome in some people. Have it evaluated by a sleep doctor, to check for other causes such as a low ferritin level. In some people it goes away after sometime and in some the RLS continues as long as zoloft (sertraline) is there. Discuss other options with your prescribing doctor. Also, avoid caffeine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Laptop: No direct correlation.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: What do you mean by knee problems? Although restless legs syndrome (rls) occurs in the calves ; feet, it is not unheard of for it to extend into the knees or arms. But it has to meet criteria to be rls, such as an urge to move that is worse @ night ; feels uneasy or discomforting. It is better w/ mov't ; worse w/ rest. If you have other symptoms it maybe something else. Please see you pcp for eval. ...Read more
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
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
Restless leg syndrom: Restless leg syndrome is an uncomfortable need to move the legs and sometimes the arms too. The symptoms worsen during quiet time, recumbent positions, and sleep. There is no known cause but certain conditions are linked such as iron deficiency, chronic kidney disease, and neuropathy. Caffeine, alcohol and tobacco can worsen the symptoms. See a neurologist or sleep specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Many uses: Gabapentin can be used for multiple conditions. It's original indication was for seizure disorder, these days it is used for chronic pain syndromes, migraine, restless legs, post herpetic neuralgia( pain after shingles). The cause of restless legs is unclear but it is mostly thought to have a genetic basis and also seems to be associated with a Dopamine brain irregularity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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