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Is it impossible for me to get energy from sleep if I have restless leg syndrome?

Is it impossible for me to get energy from sleep if I have restless leg syndrome?

No: There are effective treatments for restless leg. Talk to a sleep specialist to make sure there are no other conditions affecting your sleep. ...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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How can I get sleep. I have restless leg syndrome and take requip (ropinirole)?

How can I get sleep. I have restless leg syndrome and take requip (ropinirole)?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...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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Hi, what would you recommend for restless leg syndrome ? I get it rather bad at night when i try to sleep

Hi, what would you recommend for restless leg syndrome ? I get it rather bad at night when i try to sleep

Consultation: Restless leg syndrome is one of the parasomnias common in poor sleep. Consult with a professional (physician or dentist) trained in sleep medicine. You may have a sleep related breathing disorder that can be treated with a CPAP machine or an oral appliance or both. ...Read more

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Can restless leg syndrome cause weakness of specially calve muscles and can it contribute low energy levels for daily life activities? What is the Rx

Restless leg: Restless leg syndrome (RLS) can be associated with such symptoms, although the actual muscle weakness on exam (not just by symptoms) is unlikely. See your doctor if the diagnosis hasn't been confirmed. If it has, iron supplementation (ferrous sulfate) usually is rapidly effective (a few days) in relieving symptoms. Sometimes, but not always, there is also iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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I've been having trouble sleeping. How do I know if I have restless leg syndrome?

I've been having trouble sleeping. How do I know if I have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: Restless legs syndrome is a condition which is characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in primarily the legs (trunk & arms can be included) that occurs when laying more than sitting and improves with getting up & moving. Character has been described as cramping, tingling, aching, pain, uneasy feeling, twitching, & the feeling of needing to move. It can hinder one's ability to fall asleep ...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

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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?

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 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more