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Is Restless Legs A Symptom Of Hyperthyroidism
Association: Restless leg syndrome(rls), legs have persistent&uncomfortable feeling like they must keep moving, is associated with falling asleep. At high altitude, indivs can experience feelings of restless legs, which might be related to the drop in oxygen pressure at high alt. Rls has been assoc with low iron levels, so its presence as a result of low oxygen p makes sense. Rls at hi alt not nec alt sickness. ...Read more
Can increased restless leg syndrome be a symptom of low thyroid hormones due to total thyroidectomy and no replacement meds yet?
Might: When you go through medical literature, you cannot find and paper to find a relation between RLS and hypothyroidism. It actually is a novel idea for research since there is a known relation between anemia and rls, and people with hypothyroidism develop anemia they also might develop rls. ...Read more
RLS: Rls is not usually a symptom of other diseases although one may be anemic. ...Read more
Restless leg syndrome (rls)
1. Proper sleep hygiene
2. Remover the cause of RLS such as:
a. Iron deficiency
b. Vitamin B12 deficiency
d. Chronic renal disease
3. Avoid caffeine
4. Rls medications such as:
However, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more
Several.: Usually involuntary movement, ocaasional "jerky, " witt in bed. H/or accompained by unpleasant feeling and cramps in the legs, particularly while recumbent at night. Magnesium, calcium, and potassium are non-medicinal aids. Iron deficiency must be excluded, as well. See someone in neurology or rheumatology if your pcp faily to help. ...Read more
People with restless legs experience a feeling of needing to move their and involuntary jerky leg movements, usually in the late afternoon or evening. It may interfere with getting to sleep or cause awakening from sleep. It is caused be a chemical imbalance in the central nervous system.
Fortunately there are medications that can provide relief. ...Read more
No: Not that you can count on.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 more
Docs experienced with RLS (restless leg syndrome), what are the easiest ways to treat the symptoms?
Yes: Although it primarily effects the legs, it can also happen to the arms, in much the same fashion. ...Read more
Could be, but: Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls. In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help. It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral. ...Read more
URGE: The mneumonic is urge: u is for urge to move legs, r is rest makes symptom worse, g is for getting up moving makes symptoms better and e is for evening predominance. These features suggest rls. ...Read more
Many things: Firstly make sure you are not on medications that can cause or worsen rls, like antihistamines and some psychiatric medications. Secondly, make sure you are not iron deficient (a blood test). Lastly, there are medications — Mirapex and requip, (ropinirole) that can help directly, and other medications (like Klonopin or opioids) that can help as well, altho they cause physical dependency and are not 1st choice. ...Read more
Restless Leg Syndrom: It's highly unlikely that you have restless legs syndrome. Rls is a chronic condition that almost always begins in the lower limbs. It's characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs, typically while sitting or lying down, and is relieved by movement. You do not have RLS in your back and shoulders. ...Read more
If I have the symptoms of restless legs syndrome but in my whole body and the symptoms are around the clock is it RLS and if not what could it be?
Severe restlessness: Very rarely restless legs syndrome can affect the rest of the body, but it is quite uncommon. Thyroid abnormalities or side effects from medications or supplements, or excessive caffeine intake are common causes. I too would urge reviewing the problem with your family doctor. ...Read more
I have dry eyes, achy and restless legs, symptoms worsen when I sit or lay for prolonged period, what do I have?
See your eye doctor: Start by seeing your eye md to ensure that you don't have a more serious problem. ...Read more
Caution here...: Valium is the first in a group of drugs: anxiolytic (anti-anxiety). Newer ones include xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, klonopin, serax.... These are all brand names; the generic chemical names end in the letters: epam. These are addictive medications (controlled substances), and the hallmark of dependence or addiction is that there is a withdrawal syndrome if suddenly stop, the drug. Must be managed with doc. ...Read more
Some prescription medicines can worsen rls, including anti-depressants, anti-histamines, and anti-nausea medications.
Consider consultation with a sleep medicine specialist for further information. ...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 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
RLS symptoms: Rls causes a strong urge to move your legs. This urge to move often occurs with strange and unpleasant feelings in your legs. Moving your legs relieves the urge and the unpleasant feelings. People with RLS describe the unpleasant feelings as creeping, crawling, pulling, itching, tingling, burning, aching, or electric shocks. See http://www.Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/rls/. ...Read more
Serious knee joint pain. I cannot rest my knee because of restless leg syndrome and plmd? How can I alleviate these symptoms?
Doesn't sound RLS: Severe knee joint pain is not associated with either pmld or rls. You may have arthritis of the knee instead. You may have a combination of the two. Rls needs to be investigated for known medical causes like anemia and neuropathy and treated accordingly. If there are no underlying causes there are medications that help. Please get evaluated, your pcp can help you. ...Read more
Restless legs: Yes, the syndrome can affect the upper extremities as well ...Read more
Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.
See a psychiatrist: This is a complex problem, and you need a good evaluation before any medications are prescribed. Please see an experienced psychiatrist for this evaluation, and allow him or her to make treatment suggestions for you. ...Read more