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I have restless legs disorder. What is the treatment to help with my legs?

I have restless legs disorder. What is the treatment to help with my legs?

Medications: If the diagnosis is correct and the symptoms are not due to other medical problems, antiparkinsonian medications , such as Mirapex or Requip (ropinirole) in small doses can 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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Best treatment for restless legs?

Best treatment for restless legs?

Restless legs: Restless legs syndrome can be due to other underlying medical cconditions such as iron deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, varicose veins or thyroid disease. Treating the underlying cause may relieve restless legs. Dopaline agonists such as pramipexole, or Gabapentin often help. But there is no such thing as the best treatment that uniformly works well in every single case. ...Read more

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Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Treatment  restless  leg syndrome?

Medication approach: The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch, but prior use of l-dopa, and Clonazepam have helped. However, some pts may have abnormalities in iron metabolism, and if so, treatment of this problem may suffice. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome ?

What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome ?

VARIOUS: First get a good evaluation and this is from a sleep study. Can use mirapex, requip, (ropinirole) or klonopin. Get good exercise and rest and do not use excessive caffeine. Also make sure about electrolytes like calcium, potassium, etc. ...Read more

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Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Yes: There are many approaches that help rls. Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage of legs can distract from falling asleep. Botten line: if it helps, use it, if it's excessive talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives. ...Read more

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Any pain management interventional treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Any pain management interventional  treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Depends: There are basically two forms of RLS: a subjective version (symptoms, no visible cause), and an objective one (symptoms with solidly visible underlying mechanism). You mention chronic pain and fatigue and you are young: so it is statistically more probable you have the first - the more difficult. If so, nerve blocks won't work - or will only work temporarily. Emphasize looking for cause. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are there any new treatments for restless leg syndrome?

Are there any new treatments for restless leg syndrome?

Couple new items: Traditional approaches have included dopamine agonists such as Requip or Mirapex, but more recent approaches include Neupro (rotigotine) patch, and the gabapentin-like Horizant. ...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