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What causes rest legs syndrome ?

What causes   rest legs syndrome ?

Numerous causes: Restless leg syndrome can have many causes. Medical condition, medications, even diet. A talk with your primary care doctor can help eliminate medical conditions, medications. ...Read more

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What's the best medicine for rstless leg syndrome. I won't sleep more that a hour or two and it starts again, please help me?

What's the best medicine for rstless leg syndrome. I won't sleep more that a hour or two and it starts again, please help me?

My preference: From a safety and side effect point of view is horizant. This's is an extended release form of gabapentin. Although Lyrica (pregabalin) did slightly better in a recent study, it is not approved for this. Also, Lyrica (pregabalin) carries a considerable risk of weight gain. Antiparkinson's drugs work but sometimes eventually cause the symptoms to worsen during the day. Klonopin can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is restless leg syndrome?

What is restless leg syndrome?

Leg movement: It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity... ...Read more

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What eases restless leg syndrome?

What eases restless leg syndrome?

Multiple: Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>. ...Read more

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What causes restless leg syndrome?

What causes restless leg syndrome?

See below: Maybe genetic, but more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...Read more

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What causes restless leg syndrome?

What causes restless leg syndrome?

NOT FULLY KNOWN: But do find some patients with disruption of iron stores, so, can check ferritin levels. We do find some problem with dopamine issues, and find success in using dopamine agonists, but another approach using Horizant, affects different brain chemicals. May be some genetic links in a few families, and association with a sleep disorder in some also found. ...Read more

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What exactly causes restless leg syndrome?

What exactly causes restless leg syndrome?

Dopamine lack: I think restless leg syndrome is probably caused in susceptible people (tends to be familial) by a relative lack of sufficient Dopamine and is often associated with fatigue, dopamine-blocking medicines, chronic illness, and the end of gestation. Medications that increase Dopamine are frequently helpful as can be Neurontin (gabapentin) and Klonopin (clonazepam).. ...Read more

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What exactly is restless leg syndrome like?

What exactly is restless leg syndrome like?

Leg movement: It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity... ...Read more

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Could periformis syndrome cause weakness in leg.?

Could periformis syndrome cause weakness in leg.?

Rarely: First, this syndrome should be a diagnosis of exclusion when sciatica has no other discernible cause. Pain, the typical symptom, could cause disuse and secondary weakness over time. Weakness of sciatic nerve driven muscles is rare in pirformis syndrome. ...Read more

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I have restless leg's syndrome. How to treat that?

I have restless leg's syndrome. How to treat that?

RLS is treatable: If not yet done, you need to make sure that your RLS is not a consequence of iron deficiency, as it appears to be in many patients. If not, there are now medications e.g. pramipexol or ropinirole, that have been shown to be quite effective in managing the symptoms of RLS. Also, you should consider minimizing known factors like alcohol and caffeine. Check the RLS foundation website: http://rls.org ...Read more

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What is the best perscription for the periformis syndrome disease.?What is something that makes me sure that I have this disease plus pain in leg.?

What is the best perscription for the periformis syndrome disease.?What is something that makes me sure that I have this disease plus pain in leg.?

It depends: Piriformis syndrome is like sciatica. There is pain behind the hip in the buttocks, occasionally radiating into the lower leg. There is usually tenderness in the buttocks area along the piriformis muscle belly where it crosses the sciatic nerve. Treatment includes stretching or local steroid injection. An MRI will show if the piriformis is the source of pain or whether its something else. ...Read more

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How is compartment syndrome in the legs treated?

How is compartment syndrome in the legs treated?

Surgery: If simple it can be treated with rest and elevation. If severe with vascular and neurological compromise then surgery to open and decompress the muscle compartments. ...Read more

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What does compartment syndrome of the leg feel like?

What does compartment syndrome of the leg feel like?

Surgical emergency : True compartment syndrome is a medical emergency! It is usually exquisitely tender, noted after a traumatic injury to an arm or leg. The affected area is very tense and firm, with absent pulses.
If there is concerned for compartment syndrome, you should be seen immediately by a doctor ...Read more

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Short leg syndrome | short leg proportional to other. Is it genetics?

Short leg syndrome | short leg proportional to other. Is it genetics?

Almost always not: Even if an entire leg is bigger, or half of the body or facial structures, we do not yet know what causes them. Be sure to exclude unilateral congenital dislocation the hip. If the foot is bigger, there is a wonderful organization which matches mirror images of feet. If
child A has a size 8 right foot and a size 7 left foot, they find child B with a size 8 left foot and a size 7 right foot. ...Read more

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I have hyper mobility syndrome and difference in leg length, i'm always achey or hurting is this the reason why?

I have hyper mobility syndrome and difference in leg length, i'm  always achey or hurting is this the reason why?

Likely: Joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) has a broad spectrum symptoms & degrees of joint laxity. Is common in women. Sacroiliac joint can be hypermobile &, as it shifts, invokes functional (not actual) leg length change; imparting tilting of upright body tower, widespread adaptive chronic muscle spasm, & causes fibromyalgia (my own theory). See discussions my chronic pain board at quora.Com (free). ...Read more

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What is piriformis syndrome.What does it cause and how could you get relieved of.Does it cause pain in the whole leg.?Please help me.

What is piriformis syndrome.What does it cause and how could you get relieved of.Does it cause pain in the whole leg.?Please help me.

Excellemt Question: Many cases, more than many doctors can imagine, of so called 'sciatica' and due to piriformis syndrome, which is a compression of the sciatic nerve as it travels thru buttock, into leg. A form of 'entrapment syndrome'. Clinical exam makes dx. My mantra: best diagnostic tool between the ears). Causes pain down lower leg; rx is specific stretching exercises+. C a trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls)
1. Proper sleep hygiene
2. Remover the cause of RLS such as:
a. Iron deficiency
b. Vitamin B12 deficiency
c. Neuropathy
d. Chronic renal disease
3. Avoid caffiene
4. Rls medications such as:
a. Neurontin
b. Dopamine

however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more

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Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

Underlying Causes: Rule out underlying causes that may be able to be treated such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medications for side effects .
If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking a and or drinking, if applicable. ...Read more

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What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

RLS: Can be a lot of things but it is the urge to move foremost. Some people say it is a pain or just a rush from the inside. It can be described like growing pains. But, when up and moving this goes away. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrom: 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

How to tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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How to know if I have restless leg syndrome?

See below: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest than you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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What help is there for restless leg syndrome?

Look online: There is the RLS network online that has good resources. Also one of my favorite sites regaring RLS is www.Rlshelp.Org. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

Clinical diagnosis: If these are all true for you, you have rls: 1. A desire to move the limbs usually associated with discomfort or disagreeable sensations in the limbs; 2. You move to relieve the discomfort or to provide a counter-stimulus to relieve the discomfort; 3. Your symptoms are worse at rest with at least temporary relief by activity; 4. Your symptoms are worse later in the day or at night. No tests needed. ...Read more

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What can I expect from restless leg syndrome?

What can I expect from restless leg syndrome?

RLS: U get sensations in lower legs between the knees & ankles. There is discomfort unless u move your legs, mostly at night when lay down or in daytime when sit down , like creepy crawlers feelings, may last for @ an hour, & u feel the urge to move or walk. Symptoms worsen during stress & relieved by moving about. Can interfere with sleep. ...Read more

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How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls)
1. Proper sleep hygiene
2. Remover the cause of RLS such as:
a. Iron deficiency
b. Vitamin B12 deficiency
c. Neuropathy
d. Chronic renal disease
3. Avoid caffeine
4. Rls medications such as:
a. Neurontin
b. Dopamine

however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

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