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How will restless legs syndrome affect other parts of my body?

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

Akathisia (Definition)

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


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Can you get restless leg syndrome in other limbs or body parts than your legs?

Can you get restless leg syndrome in other limbs or body parts than your legs?

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

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What could cause a feeling similar to restless legs syndrome all over the body?

What could cause a feeling similar to restless legs syndrome all over the body?

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

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Restless leg syndrome in a child but involved their whole body. What could it be?

Restless leg syndrome in a child but involved their whole body. What could it be?

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

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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 ?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I'm having restless leg syndrome through my whole body. What can I do to help?

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I'm having restless leg syndrome through my whole body. What can I do to help?

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

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Can't sleep because of restless leg syndrome--should I treat it or insomnia?

Can't sleep because of restless leg syndrome--should I treat it or insomnia?

Treat it: Restless leg can impair your sleep. Treat the restless leg. Don't just take sleeping pills because you will then just treating the symptoms and covering up the cause. ...Read more

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I can't sleep I have restless leg syndrome how can I relieved the pain?

I can't sleep I have restless leg syndrome how can I relieved the pain?

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

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


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs ...Read more