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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 2 more doctor answers
The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...Read more
Sir, I am suffering frm Restless leg syndrome & Feel lyk legs pulling whn slpng. I do night shifts & walk more.Is it the reason,How to get rid of it?
What can I do to prevent restless leg syndrome? I have restless leg syndrome and I have been having a hard time sleeping at night because of it. What can I do to prevent from having restless leg syndrome?
RLS: If you are experiencing restless legs syndrome (rls) that is causing sleep disruption, please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS and to adequately treat it. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medication approach: The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I currently suffer from restless leg syndrome RLS, and its annoying when I cant go to sleep. What are my treatment options for this syndrome?
Check ferritin level: first, you should see a neurologist to confirm that your symptoms are from restless leg and not another disorder. Once the diagnosis is made, ferritin levels are usually checked (along other labs to rule out other disorders). If the levels are low or low normal, then ferrous sulfate 325 mg two to three times a day should help bring the levels up. If that doesn't work, there are other meds. ...Read more
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