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How do you know if you have restless leg syndrom?

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 more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Urge to move: irresistible, involves legs but may involve arms and trunk worse at rest relieved with movement (no symptoms during movement) but may recur once a person stops moving/walking worse in the ...Read more


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Can you have restless leg in only one leg? If so what causes it.

Can you have restless leg in only one leg? If so what causes it.

Yes: It's unusual but can happen. Typically when it is in one limb it is not genetic or due to iron deficiency but some sort of nerve damage. ...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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Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms 24/7?

Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms 24/7?

Cramping???: If you are having the symptoms of restless leg syndrome daily and 24/7, you could be really dehydrated or possibly some other type of musculature issue. i would see a Dr. Could be a reaction to meds, supplements, activities, ??? ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have restless leg syndrome?

How can you tell if you have restless leg syndrome?

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 more

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Need expert advice. What helps when you have restless leg syndrome ?

Need expert advice. What helps when you have restless leg syndrome ?

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 more

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Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms in your arms?

Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms in your arms?

Yes: Although it primarily effects the legs, it can also happen to the arms, in much the same fashion. ...Read more

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How to lessen restless leg?

How to lessen restless leg?

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 more

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What can be done for restless leg?

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 more

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