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Parkinson Syndrome Cause Legs
Meds can trigger RLS: What "causes" RLS is uncertain. It may be related to genetics, deficiency of iron in the brain, hormonal changes, pregnancy, parkinson's disease. Medications like antidepressants, antipsychotics, cold and allergy medications can trigger or aggravate rls. Treatment with medication can help diminish symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: What do you mean by knee problems? Although restless legs syndrome (rls) occurs in the calves ; feet, it is not unheard of for it to extend into the knees or arms. But it has to meet criteria to be rls, such as an urge to move that is worse @ night ; feels uneasy or discomforting. It is better w/ mov't ; worse w/ rest. If you have other symptoms it maybe something else. Please see you pcp for eval. ...Read more
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 evaluate it. ...Read more
What is restless leg syndrome? What are some symtons of restless legs syndrome and what cause it?
Rapid leg movements: When asleep. Most people with the disorder do not know they have it, unless their bed partner complains of being kicked all night. Some soreness and aching in leg muscles may be present, but in my experience most patients only know they have it because they experience excessive sleepiness during the day. It interferes with normal and esp rem sleep. It is sometimes caused by iron deficiency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic fatigue: Is daytime hypoarousal outside of another diagnosis. It may be associated with a low pain threshold or you may have a mood or anxiety disorder. Fasciculations on EMG fasculations, or muscle spasms, is seperate from chronic fatigue syndrome, but chronic fatigue can be a part of other problems, some of which you likely got the EMG for. Do you have pain?, sleep well? Grind your teeth at night? ...Read more
B/n 3.9-5.5%: Here is a link on a study done on rls: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12127170 rls is more common in women than men (hence the range). The stanford study found that alcohol and/or smoking use, as with night-shift working, increases risk of rls. They also said that with increased age RLS risk increases, and that sleep apnea and coffee consumption also contributed. They said more data was needed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Wolff-parkinson-white (WPW) syndrome describes a condition where there are ECG abnormalities and a predisposition to a rapid heart rate known as supraventricular tachycardia (svt). In almost all patients, the heart function is normal. Very rarely a weak heart muscle is present in patients with WPW and they may have symptoms of heart failure. Even in this setting isolated leg swelling is not seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with restless leg syndrome. My physician has tried several Parkinson's drugs, but they had no effect. I recently had some dental work done and wasprescribed lortab for three days. I noticed that i got relieffrom restless leg syndrome
MANY DRUGS: Traditionally, l-dopa should do a fine job, if you tolerate the med, but Dopamine agonists also will work, such as ropinorole, pramipexole, or Neupro (rotigotine) patch. In some cases, Azilect seems to assist. Might spend some time with your neurologist and custom design an approach. A movement disorder specialist might also help. ...Read more
Not likely: Micrographia often is the earliest sign of Parkinson.s disease. (redution in the size of hand writing. Blance issues and difficluty with initiation of mobement may come next along with a pill rolling tremor of one hand. Twitching and muscle loss in the legs can be caused by many conditions. (ALS-diabetic amyotrophy, neuropathy, spinal cord syndromes etc) ...Read more
Dystonia: Dystonia is different than Parkinsons. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements may resemble a tremor. Dystonia is often initiated or worsened by voluntary movements, and symptoms may “overflow” into adjacent muscle ...Read more
From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. Can it possibly be MS and/or Parkinson's Disease?
From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. I'm afraid from MS and/or Parkinson's Disease. What can it be? What to test?
Check Mg++ / K+: If either is low you can get muscle cramps. Additional tests would include kidney function, thyroid function. assessment of circulation in the legs, EMG-NCS and possibly an MRI of the lumbar region. Rule out the obvious first ( on HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) ) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have parkinson disease for 40 years and at the same i had a stroke for 6 months. What exercise can I do for my left arm and leg on the move again?
My father is 81 and has Parkinson's disease for the last 3 years. He can't even move his hands & legs. What can I do to support him?
Hands on or w/c: At that stage a person needs hands on care to be up and around 24/7. No one likes @ institutionalize their parents, but he is very high risk to fall ad sustain major injury. He is mentally aware, as m ali, so you need @ handle with kid gloves, best @ have his md suggest it, if u can have 24/7 attention, a w/c will allow u 2 take him out and about. Can b done from home or nh. Good luck hard 2 do. ...Read more
69-y Parkinson male. Took(Piribedil Sustained-release Tablets;Levodopa and Benserazide )for 9 yrs.Recently drug-resistant(cant lift legs),suggestions?
Please repost: Your dad maybe? Piribedil & bensazeride are not available in the US. Where does 69 live? In US or abroad? If he lives here, will he continue to make his US neurologist's life more diffcult by insisting on using foreign drugs? If he lives abroad, getting advice from a US neurologist is pointless if the US & foreign drugs aren't the same. You need to clarify. ...Read more
I was wondering I have numbness in my fingers and legs and an itching thats driving me nuts we have parkinson in my family should I be worryed and were can I go for free care
Free : Free and low cost health care is hard to come by. Often, county medical associations and local hospitals have listings for free and low-cost clinics that provide basic and sometimes more extensive health care. ...Read more
I'm 18. I think i might be developing parkinsons?My right leg sometimes trembles, cramps and feels weak. Hot flashes. Losing sense of smell; hyposmia
I quit taking buspirone few months back because of a stiff feeling in my cheek. I have tremors in my arms and legs could it be parkinsons?
See your physician: Buspirone can cause Parkinson-like symptoms including tremors, muscle weakness, shuffling gait, stooped posture, drooling, etc. Tremors can be for any number of reasons and are less likely due to Parkinson's in young patients. See your primary care physician for evaluation of the tremors. You might be referred to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tremor.html ...Read more
Has stage 2 Parkinson disease. Fell from sofa 2 weeks ago and hence has trouble walking. Experienced severe pain in leg today. Cant walk since then.
Let's get it checked: Severe pain that develops after an injury event two weeks ago may herald progression of a nondisplaced fracture. If you're having trouble, I would advise an evaluation right away. At the very least, x-ray should be obtained of your painful leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri scanning shows ada for CSF 2.0 iu/l as positive. Patient is getting continuous leg shivering can't open mouth .Is he suffering fom Parkinson's diese?
????: Sorry, i don't understand your question. Is ada = Adenosine deaminase? Is MRI really mrs = mr spectroscopy? Pd causes tremor, not shivering. Ada in CSF is usually measured directly in CSF from spinal tap & used in DX of TB meningitis. Please restate your question: pt age, sex, race, symptoms, signs. What is dr looking for? What tests done so far? What are findings in plain english? ...Read more
Had epideral for lower back pain which has helped pain but still weak legs. Now gp says early Parkinson's but MRI shows many spine issues, what to do?
Can one have Parkinson's and lupus? Xray hip fractures in ball and socket. Sleep apnea right leg tremors now left has started.
Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?
Tremors in hands, weak legs, dizzy, numbing/tingling in hands and feet, weight loss. Got MRI, no MS. ALS? Parkinsons? It's not anxiety. 17yrs old
Hmmm: No way to tell with those history elements alone. Please follow up with your doctor to share more history and be assessed further. A neurologist would be a good choice as well. good luck figuring it out ...Read more
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