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Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawal causing restless legs?

Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawal causing restless legs?

Could be: Klonopin (clonazepam) and other benzodiazepines are occasionally used for restless leg syndrome (rls), so that upon withdrawal, symptoms would be expected to return. Unless RLS was present prior to Klonopin (clonazepam) use, appearance of RLS for the first time would not be expected upon medication withdrawal, if withdrawal was not abrupt. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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Can klonopin (clonazepam) be causing restless legs?

No.: Klonopin (generic name is clonazepam), is often the best treatment for it. See multiple prior answers about rls. ...Read more

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Tramadol withdrawal. How long to get thru and what to use to stop extreme restless legs.

Tramadol withdrawal. How long to get thru and what to use to stop extreme restless legs.

Tramadol addiction: This is now recognized as a common addiction and many people in drug rehab are there for tramadol. This physical symptom when you are detoxing from it is very common also. Your doctor may want to put you on something for the acute withdrawal restless leg or other extremity symptoms. I think this can last for one to two weeks. ...Read more

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My legs get very painful at night and cramp i was told its not restless legs or withdrawals from opioids what could it be and how do I control pain?

My legs get very painful at night and cramp i was told its not restless legs or withdrawals from opioids what could it be and how do I control pain?

Leg pain: You need consultation with doctors familial with lamictal, opioids and other side effects. This is a difficult problem and it may take several doctors to figure out how to treat you. ...Read more

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What could cause restless legs at night?

What could cause restless legs at night?

RLS: If it is not primary that mean you are born with it and with age gets worse. The most common cause would be iron deficiency renal disease or thyroid disease. Avoid coffee and alcohol in evenings. Can get help from a sleep doctor. ...Read more

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Does restless legs cause your bp to go up?

Does restless legs cause your bp to go up?

Modest at most: Could make the BP go up a little at time of distress, which keeps you awake, but no persistent long-term effects. However, there are plenty of excellent meds to control the RLS. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants cause restless leg syndrome?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Do antidepressants cause restless leg syndrome?

Sometimes: Akisthesia (an inner restlessness that can manifest very much like restless legs syndrome) has been reported as a side effect of some antidepressants like prozac, Paxil (paroxetine) and tricyclic antidepressants. However, it is more commonly seen in patients that are on antipsychotic drugs like haldol. ...Read more

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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


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