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Do antidepressants cause restless legs syndrome?

Do antidepressants cause restless legs syndrome?

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 more

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Do antidepressants cause restless leg syndrome?

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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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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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Could restless leg syndrome cause knee problems?

Could restless leg syndrome cause knee problems?

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

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Causes of restless leg syndrome? K+ deficiency?

Causes of restless leg syndrome? K+ deficiency?

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

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Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

On occasion: But more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...Read more

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How can restless leg syndrome cause hypersomnia?

How can restless leg syndrome cause hypersomnia?

RLS: Rls can cause insomnia, or it can cause frequent minor waking up spells and non restorative sleep. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can chronic fatigue syndrome cause fasciculations on emg?

Can chronic fatigue syndrome cause fasciculations on emg?

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

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How common is restless leg syndrome?

How common is restless leg syndrome?

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

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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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Can sjogren's syndrome cause hand, fingers tremors?

Can sjogren's syndrome cause hand, fingers tremors?

Sjogren's syndrome: Systemic autoimmune disorder. Symptoms are: dry mouth, dry eyes, joints pain, muscle pain, fatigue, stiffness and tremors. The good news are that symptoms subside with time. ...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 medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

What medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

Depends on type: If intermittent:iron, levodopa, ropinarole, pramipexole, cabergoline, tramadol or opiates, benzodiazepines. If daily: ropinarole, pramipexole, gabapentin, tramadol or opiates. If not responding to treatment with those: gabapentin. ...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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Does wolf parkinson white syndrome cause fluid to build up in my daughter's legs?

Does wolf parkinson white syndrome cause fluid to build up in my daughter's legs?

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 more

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What will help control a parkinson tremor of the leg?

What will help control a parkinson tremor of the leg?

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

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Muscle twitching in legs could it be a start of Parkinson's disease?

Muscle twitching in legs could it be a start of Parkinson's disease?

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

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Is the uncontrollable shaking & muscle spasm in my leg & foot dystonia? I have a Parkinsons

Is the uncontrollable shaking & muscle spasm in my leg & foot dystonia? I have a Parkinsons

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

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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. Can it possibly be MS and/or Parkinson's Disease?

MS and Parkinson's: would be remote considerations compared with more common causes given the medication list and current conditions. Check labs first. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

PT/OT: Range of motion, resistance, strength and balance require attention. A good physical & occupational therapist will be able to train you. You have parkinson's for 40 years and you are currently 47 yo? ...Read more

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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?

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

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69-y Parkinson male. Took(Piribedil Sustained-release Tablets;Levodopa and Benserazide )for 9 yrs.Recently drug-resistant(cant lift legs),suggestions?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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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?

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

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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, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?

See a neurologist: Only detailed history and neurological exam. Can determine. It could simply be anxiety neurosis but other conditions need to be ruled out first. ...Read more

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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

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