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I Have Restless Legs Disorder What Is The Treatment To Help With My Legs
Is there anything that i can do to prevent/cure restless leg syndrome? It affects my legs and arms and is interfering with my sleep. Thanks!
Yes, there is!: Sometimes 'restless leg' is triggered by an iron deficiency. Iron supplementation in women may be a good idea; for men, it risks iron overload which can get toxic. Your doctor could prescribe one of several effective medications. The more popular ones include: requip, (ropinirole) mirapex, Neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Restless legs: There is an urge to move the legs in the evenings due to uncomfortable feeling. You feel better when you do. In kids it might have been called growing pains. Medical assessment is needed to look for possible causes such as iron deficiency. Treatment includes massage, baths, avoiding certain medications and sometimes treatment using medications . There is a restless legs foundation rls.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have taken my medication (requip.5mg) and my feet /legs continue the restless leg symptoms. What else can I do to stop the symptoms.
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
May I have an explanation of why someone gets restless leg syndrome and what the proper symptoms are?
RLS: It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy sensations. Besides its relation to low peripheral Dopamine levels ; some to genes, it is unclear why it occurs. Sometimes it may be secondary to other medical issues. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly diagnose it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the best thing for me to do to help restless leg syndrome? It is really affecting my sleep and i have school coming up again soon
SEE: A DOCTOR, NEED TESTING AND POSSIBLY MEDICATION, NOTHING YOU CAN DO. ...Read more
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 3 more doctor answers
Many options.: If the symptoms are due to neuropathy, topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medications. Watch your sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Consult with your physician for an appropriate plan of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has had pain to her legs with symptoms of resless leg syndrome, does cyclobenzaprine really work for these symptoms?
Need more info: I assume that cyclobenzaprine was suggested by her physician. Rls is tough to treat and there is no one medication that always works. Consult with her physician to try many medications approved by the fda until one finally and hopefully works to alleviate her symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Treatment of restless legs syndrome (rls) focuses on medications and treating the underlying medical issue, if present. But, if you can, gentle stretching exercises involving the feet and calves may help. Please see your sleep medicine specialist to help manage it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?
I have compartment syndrome in both my legs and arms. My doctors can not seem to figure out the cause. Is there underlying causes to this syndrome?
Not likely: It is very doubtful that you have compartment syndrome, as this does not affect the legs and arms simultaneously. Exercise induced compartment syndrome involves the legs in athletes, during running. If you have swelling in your arms and legs, you probably have some other generalized condition and should see a doctor about this. ...Read more
I have excessive weakness in my legs if i sit for a long period I have to have help getting up and i even have the same problem with my arms and hands. My doctor has treated me with elavil (amitriptyline) and effox and no help
It depends: Restless legs syndrome is a movement disorder typically associated with movements of the legs at night. It is typically treated by neurologists or sleep specialists. If there are feelings of restless legs during the day, it can be a number of different things, from metabolic aspects to medications. Your doctor may be able to review this with you to help assess potential causes. ...Read more
What can help for achy arms and legs at night, and what can be the cause of it. I have tried motrin and it doesn't work. Any suggestions?
Myalgias: Muscle pains = myalgias (typically large muscles of back and upper legs)... Could be flu-like illness, could be overuse depending on your activity. Joint pain usually has different causes. Pain/weakness in muscles could be due to cholesterol drugs or other reasons. See your doctor if it doesn't improve soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would recommend: seeing your doctor or an orthopedist for an examination. If this is new, it would require an exam and probably some testing. If it has always been that way since you were a child, there may not be treatment, but again would need an in person exam. ...Read more
Depends: One subgroup of people with restless leg syndrome have a type of condition called peripheral neuropathy. This is a type of condition and not a specific illness. There are many illnesses that cause peripheral neuropathy. Some patients with peripheral neuropathy will have primary effects on small sized nerve fibers. These patients often have burning pain. Formal nerve evaluation is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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