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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pramipexole (Definition)

Pramipexole is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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Is mirapex (pramipexole) effective for periodic limb movement disorder?

Is mirapex (pramipexole) effective for periodic limb movement disorder?

Yes: Mirapex is a Dopamine agonist, similar to requip, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch. The latter two are approved for restless leg syndrome, but the former does help rls. None are specifically approved for periodic limb movements of sleep, but all seem to help nicely. A sleep specialist can help select an appropriate med. ...Read more

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What is a periodic limb movement disorder?

What is a periodic limb movement disorder?

PLMD RESTLESS LEG: Plmd is repetitive twitchings or kicking usually q 20 -40 sec. Of lower extremities during sleep which patients are unaware of.In RLS there is acreeping or crawling sensation when reclining, followed by kicking, streching the extremities, so sleep problem follows. ...Read more

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How common is periodic limb movement disorder?

How common is periodic limb movement disorder?

Fairly common: Read more about it @ http://www.Webmd.Com/sleep-disorders/guide/periodic-limb-movement-disorder.

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What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any: Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin indicated for restless leg syndrome?

Is gabapentin indicated for restless leg syndrome?

Depends upon Dx.: Dx ?.T/c sleep study? R/o exc., caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, vitamin deff b12, d, folate; anemia, kidney dis, dm, varicose veins, parkinson's, thyroid, adrenal insufficiency.Need life style change, inc exercise ; diet change, message tx, Neurontin used if neurologic cause/ emg. Opiates problematic s.E.'s unless necc., more often requip, sinemet, clonidine.T/c snri- cymbalta, (duloxetine) if not tried.Modafinil may help. ...Read more

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Does restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia?

Does restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia?

Yes: Restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia. Since we do not understand the cause of these conditions we do not know why they occur together. The one area they have in common is abnormalities of nerve transmission. ...Read more

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Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

PLMD vs RLS: Rls happens in evenings and can cause sleep problems but plmd happens only in sleep. Both can cause less efficient sleep at time - not always. ...Read more

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How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?

How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?

Unknown: Mostly unknown but some genetic link is suspected in some patients. It can be associated with iron deficiency, renal failure etc. ...Read more

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Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Usually need no rx: Periodic limb movements are usually harmless and need no treatment. Lots of people have them. Rarely, they may cause insomnia or excessive sleepiness and may need treatment. Medicines like ropinirole or Pramipexole might help. If they do not, there are other medicines that might help. ...Read more

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Horizant or mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome - which is better?

Depends: Good question. It depends if you have other medical issues, which you may respond better to, ; whether you have side effects to either. For example, if someone has neuropathy in addition to restless legs syndrome, Horizant may be a better option. In the end, it may just come down to personal choice and also, what your doctor is most comfortable with. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

Botox: Botox (or other botulinum toxin) is the gold standard for limb dystonia. Acupunture is not known for helping with limb dystonia as much as just the pain. ...Read more

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Is dbs for Parkinson's painful or uncomfortable?

Is dbs for Parkinson's painful or uncomfortable?

Yes: The dbs wiring does usually create some level of discomfort during rapid head/neck movements. This usually subsides with time and very few patients (<1%) complain of discomfort after 3 months. Ask your neurosurgeon for more specific worries. ...Read more

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Is requip (ropinirole) the only medication available for restless leg syndrome?

Is requip (ropinirole) the only medication available for restless leg syndrome?

RESTLESS LEG : Treatments are: dopaminergic , benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants and opioids as the last resort. ...Read more

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Is klonipin good for treating myoclonic jerks n the leg? Normal eeg.

Is klonipin good for treating myoclonic jerks n the leg? Normal eeg.

Klonopin (clonazepam): Yes, Klonopin (clonazepam) is perhaps the most effective in treating myoclonus, nocturnal myoclonus, segmental myoclonus or severe restless leg syndrome refractory to Dopamine agonist. The main disadvantage of Clonazepam is its sedative side effect and it may create tolerance. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with palatal myoclonus. What medical treatment is nest for myoclonus? Is Functional Cranial Release (FCR) a valid treatment?

Recently diagnosed with palatal myoclonus. What medical treatment is nest for myoclonus? Is Functional Cranial Release (FCR) a valid treatment?

Myoclonus: Often medical providers use medication to treat myoclonus. Sometimes palatal myoclonus does not need any treatment. Here is a link to more information about myoclonus: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myoclonus/detail_myoclonus.htm I cannot find any medical literature supporting the use of FCR. I would not recommend it until it has been well-studied. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Mirapex (Definition)

Mirapex is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more