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Lazy Leg Syndrome Symptoms
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
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
People with restless legs experience an 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
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
Not true dysmetria!: Dysmetria) refers to a lack of coordination of movement typified by the undershoot or overshoot of intended position with the hand, arm, leg, or eye. It is a type of ataxia. It is sometimes described as an inability to judge distance or scale. However, symptoms like dysmetria can occur if you have pain in the feet, typical for reiter's. ...Read more
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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
RLS: Rls is not usually a symptom of other diseases although one may be anemic. ...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
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
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 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
My wife has had pain to her legs with symptoms of resless leg syndrome, does cyclobenzaprine really work for these symptoms?
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
If I have restless leg syndrome during pregnancy, will my symptoms disappear soon after delivery?
Sometimes: Restless legs syndrome has been known to be associated with low ferritin stores in the body. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron and releases it in a controlled fashion. Most pregnant women have iron-deficiency anemia and may have low ferritin levels. If this is addressed the restless legs symptoms often resolve - your symptoms may improve after you deliver. If it doesn't, seek medical help. ...Read more
What is causing sharp pain in my arm and leg. Feel like I'm being stab with needles. Can thoracic outlets syndrome cause these symptoms?
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 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
Lower leg and calf pain from 8 months, I doubt it could be compartment muscle syndrome, please tell me the symptoms and treatment for it.
No compartment syndr: Compartment syndrome is a catastrophic event typically following a crush injury or an ischemic event, in which the pressure inside the fascial compartment rises higher than capillary perfusion pressure, effectively cutting off the blood flow to nerves & muscle cells within the compartment. It usually requires emergency surgery (fasciotomy) to save the limb. ...Read more
My wife is experiencing restless leg syndrome at night, causing her not to sleep. Is there anything anything she can do or take while pregnant to relieve symptoms. Currently, her condition is causing her a lot of distress.
Iron may help: If your wife's blood iron level is low (in particular, if she has low levels of ferritin in the bood), as often occurs in pregnancy, iron replacement pills often are highly effective in RLS and entirely safe in pregnancy. She should discuss it with her obstetrician. Even if ferritin is normal, iron might be worth a try. Best wishes both for success in treating her RLS and for your growing family. ...Read more