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How Do You Get Rid Of Restless Legs Syndrome With Vitamins Or Herbs
Probably not..: Have written several answers to queries about rls. But, to reiterate, low k+, low mg+, poor sleep state leading to muscle fatigue....There r many things that people think can be cured by h&s's, but can't, and often presume that a physician, even well trained and respected, cannot offer solution to their 'unique problem', of which there are likely none. Question today is can u find a doc who listens! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends: Restless legs syndrome is a movement disorder typically associated with movements of the legs at night. It is typically treated by neurologists or sleep specialists. If there are feelings of restless legs during the day, it can be a number of different things, from metabolic aspects to medications. Your doctor may be able to review this with you to help assess potential causes. ...Read more
Many things: Firstly make sure you are not on medications that can cause or worsen rls, like antihistamines and some psychiatric medications. Secondly, make sure you are not iron deficient (a blood test). Lastly, there are medications - Mirapex and requip, (ropinirole) that can help directly, and other medications (like Klonopin or opioids) that can help as well, altho they cause physical dependency and are not 1st choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lipomas, how can I prevent more from returning or get rid of them with alternative medicine?
Not much helps: Lipomas are benign fatty "tumors" which are harmless and quite common. Genes determine who is likely to get a lot of them. There is no current preventative medication or treatment allopathic or alternative that i know of, but the treatment is pretty simple. They are often easily removed in an outpatient surgical procedure with local anesthesia when needed. If they don't hurt, leave them alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm sick of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what can I do? The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps.
See PCP/Neurologist: 20 y/o Female says, I'm sich of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what I can do. The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps. Since it sounds like one is trying alternate remedies it's time to see one's PCP or Neurologist for complete Physical, Reassessment/ Diagnosis confirmation/ & initiation of Pharmaceutical treatment as these tend to work better. ...Read more
How do I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?
Depression treatment: It depends on the severity. If you find that your depression is more situational or mild i would suggest trying therapy first. If your depression is adversely impacting your ability to function, i would suggest trying medication. Usually for moderate to severe depression, a combination of medication and therapy is beneficial. ...Read more
Several options: Rls can be treated in a variety of ways. The first thing to check for is iron deficiency anemia. If you are iron deficient, then iron supplementation may be all you need to improve your RLS symptoms. Other classes of medications used include low doses of a narcotic, such as morphine, or Dopamine agonists such as Requip (ropinirole) or mirapex. ...Read more
IBS can be either : Constipation dependent or diarrhea dependent. The choice of meds will depend on your symptomology. You can take over the counter meds depending on which symptoms are more prevalent in your case. Keep in mind its a diagnosis of exclusion. Dont diagnose yourself and see a physician to rule out any other causes. ...Read more
How do i get better my symptoms of burning mouth syndrome? Some advice whether i should take medicine?
BMS: Please see a local Periodontist, Oral Surgeon or Oral Pathologist to discuss this. There is no general rule we can give you without knowing your complete medical and dental history, etc. This requires a one on one exam and consultation. ...Read more
Restless legs: Over half of patients with restless legs actually have vein disease. If you have varicose i would even be more suspicious your problem is vein related. Before resorting to medication, may be worth having an ultrasound looking for superficial vein problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I need help, any suggestions of how to get rid of the hiccups, other than breath holdling or having someone?
Hiccups, treatment: In addition to holding the breath, (unproven) options include straining down as if to have a difficult bowel movement (valsalva maneuver), sipping cold water, and pulling the knees up towards the chest then leaning forward. If hiccups are frequent, then it may be due to an underlying problem like heartburn/acid reflux. Treatment with an over-the-counter acid reducer may help in that case. ...Read more
I have complex migrains. I have tried all types on OTC meds to get rid of myigrains. What is a quick way to get rid of them.
Treat the causes: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid of glossophobia without medications , and if I had to take medications do I need a doctors description?
How do you treat/get rid of a BV? Besides seeing a doctor, what can I do at home to get rid of it or calm it down?
Why not see doctor?: If sexually active, stop sex for a few weeks or use condoms consistently. BV isn't considered an STD, but often triggered by sex (but treating partners doesn't help). Some women say probiotics help, but research doesn't shownbenefit. But why not see doc for prescription for metronidazole, tinidazole, or clindamycin, usually effective. And you should be tested for STDs, which can trigger BV. ...Read more
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