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I was given flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for restless leg syndrome by my doctor. Will this help or will it just relieve the problem for a while?

I was given flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for restless leg syndrome by my doctor. Will this help or will it just relieve the problem for a while?

It should help: I think flexaril should help. It's quite safe overall. It has no real bad long term effects. Ir's cheap, $4.00 at walmart. It's not addictive. It can help sleep. Other meds, like requip, (ropinirole) are very expensive and can cause impulsive behaviors. Be sure to stay in touch with the doctor who gave the prescription and good luck. ...Read more

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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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Does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) help with restless leg syndrome?

Does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) help with restless leg syndrome?

May help but....: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not used for rls. That being said, if you have other muscle relaxant issues, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) may help. As monotherapy it likely won't completely resolve. If you truly have rls, the best treatment option would be using a dopaminergic agonist (pramipexole or ropinirole.) see a sleep medicine specialist and he/she can help determine if you truly have rls, and treat correctly. ...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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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

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 caffiene
4. Rls medications such as:
a. Neurontin
b. Dopamine

however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...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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How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

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. ...Read more

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What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrom: 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

How to tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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How to know if I have restless leg syndrome?

How to know if I have restless leg syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What help is there for restless leg syndrome?

Look online: There is the RLS network online that has good resources. Also one of my favorite sites regaring RLS is www. Rlshelp. Org. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What can I expect from restless leg syndrome?

What can I expect from restless leg syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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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 are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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How does it feel to have restless leg syndrome?

How does it feel to have restless leg syndrome?

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. ...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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Are there different forms of restless leg syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

Several possibilitie: 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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Is taking 100mg of tramindol a day for restless leg syndrome ok?

Is taking 100mg of tramindol a day for restless leg syndrome ok?

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. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

On occasion: But more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...Read more

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Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Medication approach: The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch, but prior use of l-dopa, and Clonazepam have helped. However, some pts may have abnormalities in iron metabolism, and if so, treatment of this problem may suffice. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome? Wife hates me.

Restless leg syndrome? Wife hates me.

Try treating it: There are some medications or supplements you can try to treat the problem.
Separate beds is always an option. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of restless leg syndrome?

How can I get rid of restless leg syndrome?

See your provider.: Make sure you don't have low iron. There are medications which can help. ...Read more

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What are treatments for restless leg syndrome?

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What are treatments for restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...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's the treatment for restless leg syndrome?

What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome?

VARIOUS: First get a good evaluation and this is from a sleep study. Can use mirapex, requip, (ropinirole) or klonopin. Get good exercise and rest and do not use excessive caffeine. Also make sure about electrolytes like calcium, potassium, etc. ...Read more

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Could restless leg syndrome cause knee problems?

Could restless leg syndrome cause knee problems?

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

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What are the treatments for restless leg syndrome?

What are the treatments for restless leg syndrome?

Couple new items: Traditional approaches have included dopamine agonists such as Requip or Mirapex, but more recent approaches include Neupro (rotigotine) patch, and the gabapentin-like Horizant. ...Read more

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Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Yes: There are many approaches that help rls. Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage of legs can distract from falling asleep. Botten line: if it helps, use it, if it's excessive talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Definition)

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