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How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

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

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Please list symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Please list symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

U.R.G.E.: U: urge to move
r: rest makes symptoms worse.
G: getting up make symptoms better.
E: happens in the evenings. ...Read more

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Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms 24/7?

Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms 24/7?

Cramping???: If you are having the symptoms of restless leg syndrome daily and 24/7, you could be really dehydrated or possibly some other type of musculature issue. I would see a Dr. Could be a reaction to meds, supplements, activities, ??? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome in man at 65?

What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome in man at 65?

Restless leg symptom: You would most likely experience an urge to move your legs or an ant crawling sensation while at rest or at bedtime. Restless leg symptoms usually improve with walking/moving one's legs about. They can even awaken you from your sleep. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome a symptom of altitude sickness?

Is restless leg syndrome a symptom of altitude sickness?

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

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What is restless legs syndrome? What are the symptoms?

What is restless legs syndrome? What are the symptoms?

Chemical imbalance: 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

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What symptoms do people with restless leg syndrome have?

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

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Does reiters syndrome cause dysmetria like symptoms in leg?

Does reiters syndrome cause dysmetria like symptoms in leg?

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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What can I do to improve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

What can I do to improve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

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

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Does anyone know how to relieve symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Does anyone know how to relieve symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

RLS: There are a few meds to try to take for this condition-=-basically in the parkinson family that help with the tremor of parkinsons. Your pcp may have samples to try and see if this helps you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience restless leg syndrome (rls) symptoms in back and shoulders?

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

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May I have an explanation of why someone gets restless leg syndrome and what the proper symptoms are?

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

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Docs experienced with RLS (restless leg syndrome), what are the easiest ways to treat the symptoms?

Restless leg syndrom: Try oral iron supplement and magnesium supplement. Otherwise you will need prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms in your arms?

Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms in your arms?

Yes: Although it primarily effects the legs, it can also happen to the arms, in much the same fashion. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

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

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How can I reduce the symptoms of restless leg syndrome? Stop my valium?

How can I reduce the symptoms of restless leg syndrome? Stop my valium?

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

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Any connection between anti depressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Any connection between anti depressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Yes: 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

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Spreading pain to leg; can thoracic outlet syndrome have symptoms that far away?

Spreading pain to leg; can thoracic outlet syndrome have symptoms that far away?

Thoracic outlet: No, thoracic outlet syndrome is a compression of the structures (vein, arteries, nerves) that supply the arm and neck. It has nothing to do with problems in the legs. ...Read more

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What's the best way to combat symptoms of restless leg syndrome? Is cure worse than disease?

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

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Can restless leg syndrome cause symptoms in the feet too?

Can restless leg syndrome cause symptoms in the feet too?

Yes: Stretching before and after exercise is important some labs may help determine/rule out metabolic causes. Drinking a glass of tonic water each evening often resolves this problem bc the quinine in the tonic water is helpful to stop cramping. ...Read more

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My wife has had pain to her legs with symptoms of resless leg syndrome, does cyclobenzaprine really work for these symptoms?

My wife has had pain to her legs with symptoms of resless leg syndrome, does cyclobenzaprine really work for these symptoms?

Need more info: I assume that cyclobenzaprine was suggested by her physician. Rls is tough to treat and there is no one medication that always works. Consult with her physician to try many medications approved by the fda until one finally and hopefully works to alleviate her symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of restless leg syndrome other than kicking when falling asleep?

What are symptoms of restless leg syndrome other than kicking when falling asleep?

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

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If I have restless leg syndrome during pregnancy, will my symptoms disappear soon after delivery?

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

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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?

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?

Not in legs: You need to see a doctor. Pain on just one side of the body can be caused by anything from anxiety to serious neurological conditions. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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