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Is Restless Leg Syndrome A Psychological Problem Or A Sign Of A Physical Ailment
See below: What do you mean by knee problems? Although restless legs syndrome (rls) occurs in the calves ; feet, it is not unheard of for it to extend into the knees or arms. But it has to meet criteria to be rls, such as an urge to move that is worse @ night ; feels uneasy or discomforting. It is better w/ mov't ; worse w/ rest. If you have other symptoms it maybe something else. Please see you pcp for eval. ...Read more
I have a lot of problems falling asleep due to twitchy legs. Is this restless leg syndrome or something else?
Rls: Recommend evaluation by a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi, I have really bad restless leg syndrome and I have problems with food, I binge. Would this be anything to do with low dopamine levels?
I was given flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for restless leg syndrome by my doctor. Will this help or will it just relieve the problem for a while?
It should help: I think flexaril should help. It's quite safe overall. It has no real bad long term effects. Ir's cheap, $4.00 at walmart. It's not addictive. It can help sleep. Other meds, like requip, (ropinirole) are very expensive and can cause impulsive behaviors. Be sure to stay in touch with the doctor who gave the prescription and good luck. ...Read more
RLS: Rls is not usually a symptom of other diseases although one may be anemic. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes the symptoms of RLS can be helped fairly easily by treating an easily identifiable underlying cause, like varicose veins or iron deficiency. Other times, the cause isn't readily apparent and some of the drugs that are tried then can cause a lot of side effects. Whether the cure is worse than the disease depends on how severe your RLS is and whether the treatment causes side effects. ...Read more
I want to know what is the difference between restless leg syndrome & pad--peripheral artery disease?
Great difference!: First, both can co-exist! however, blockage of the arteries in pad, is the cause of pain, usually brought on by extertion and much more rapid build up of lactic acid. Restless lef syndrome occurs without exertion, usually at night. Pad is associated with smoking, bad cholesterol profile, diabetes, and hypertension, while restless leg syndrome is independent of these vascular disease factors! ...Read more
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