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How Will Restless Legs Syndrome Affect Other Parts Of My Body
RLS plus: Restless leg syndrome usually affects only the lower extremities but often, when treated with medication, the same symptoms can migrate to the upper extremities and rarely the trunk muscles. Treatment becomes more difficult when this occurs, often requiring higher doses of suppressive medication. There is no cure. But if a sleep disorder is detected, correcting that disorder may help. ...Read more
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
Yes: Usually RLS starts in the legs but often migrates to other body parts after treatment is initiated. Arms are more often involved than the trunk. ...Read more
See below: There are many conditions that can mimic restless legs syndrome (rls), in part. For example, peripheral polyneuropathies, multi-level radiculopathies, leg cramps at night, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, akathisia, among other conditions can mimic RLS to a certain extent. ...Read more
Akathisia: ...Is a common, yet frequently unrecognized, side-effect of many medications. It could also be a feature of hyperactivity symptoms in adhd. To maintain calm, our bodies need daytime activity and nighttime restfulness. Use of medications in ways that disrupt these functions can cause such body "static." meds should fit, not fight, our 24-hr cycles. ...Read more
I have restless leg syndrome most of the time. But if i drink i get my hole body go into sharp joalts nearly all night and can not sleep. Also ?
Alcohol worsens RLS: Alcohol worsens RLS and pl md, periodically movement disorder. This is not at all uncommon. Your best bet would be to stop drinking. If you are alcohol addicted however please get into an alcohol treatment program that is monitored by a physician. Please see the very informative website below. www.progressivehealth.com/rls-alcohol.htm alcohol consumption can worsen the symptoms of restless leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have the symptoms of restless legs syndrome but in my whole body and the symptoms are around the clock is it RLS and if not what could it be?
Severe restlessness: Very very rarely restless legs syndrome can affect the rest of the body, but it is quite uncommon. Thyroid abnormalities or side effects from medications or supplements, or excessive caffeine intake are common causes. I too would urge reviewing the problem with your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to feel like I have restless leg syndrome throughout my whole body on day 2 without vicodin?
Withdrawal symptoms : R. Very common w opioids.Get a more detailed answer ›
Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. Some suggestions meanwhile can be warm bath soaks & massaging muscles. ...Read more
Restless legs: If you have restless legs, it may help you to use iron supplements with vitamin C, or to use a medicine that contains dopamine, such as pramipexole or ropinirole. First it is helpful to know if this is the cause of your leg symptoms (or if there is another cause) and what your iron level (ferritin) is. ...Read more
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