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How Do You Know If You Have Restless Leg Syndrome
RLS: Rls is a disorder caused by low dopamine, in order to say that someone has rls, you should have the followings: 1- unpleasant leg sensation, 2- motor restlessness, urge to move legs, 3- symptom is more at rest, 4- it is worse in the evening or at night. Rls can be the cause of sleep onset insomnia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Symptoms: Restless leg syndrome is a condition in which abnormal sensation in the legs (or occasionally in the arms) which is associated with an urge to move. Symptoms usually occur at rest and interfere with sleep. If you suspect that you may have RLS you should see your physician so that tests can done to rule out other possible conditions. Symptoms of RLS can be controlled with medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many valuable meds: Restless leg syndrome is very common and relatively easy to treat. Dopamine agonists such as requip, mirapex, and the newer Neupro (rotigotine) patch work well. Horizant, a Gabapentin like product does an excellent job. Calf and ankle stretching prior to bedtime may assist some. Underlying iron metabolism issues should be checked.. Have you had a ferritin test? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have restless leg like symptoms in your arm... Sounds funny i know but that's how ifeel.. I get it in my legs too but also my arms im restless?
RLS: Treatment of RLS depends on the cause, iron deficiency can be an etiology for the majority of cases and giving iron will lessen the symptoms, on the other hand low Dopamine can leads to RLS and giving medications increases Dopamine will improve the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Several underlying causes need to be searched for and treated such as iron and vitamin deficiency, renal disease and peripheral neuropathy. In "idiopathic" rls, several drugs can help with the symptoms such as Dopamine agonists, dopa, and gabapentin, small doses of benzodiazepines. Your doctor will choose the most appropriate drug for you. In general, this condition responds well to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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