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How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?

How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?

Unknown: Mostly unknown but some genetic link is suspected in some patients. It can be associated with iron deficiency, renal failure etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Shawn Cassady
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My boyfriend seems to have periodic limb movement disorder. However, we don't have health insurance. Anything we can do?

My boyfriend seems to have periodic limb movement disorder. However, we don't have health insurance. Anything we can do?

Search online: Regardless of supreme court ruling, just b/c you don't have health insurance doesn't mean you can't get (good) health care. Search online for free health clinics, etc. Sorry for the self-advertising but this "no insurance" question has come up enough times that i put together a short page on my website pointing towards sites that offer free (or low cost) healthcare, medications & possibly tests. ...Read more

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What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any: Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do if my husband has periodic limb movement disorder and I don't get any sleep?

Is there anything I can do if my husband has periodic limb movement disorder and I don't get any sleep?

Sleep: Anything which helps regulate his sleep may improve the situation (avoid caffeine and more than one drink of alcohol after 3pm, regular sleep, avoid stress or shift work), as well as serotonin foods 30min prior to bedtime (dark chocolate, almonds, glass of milk, banana, dried cherries). A difficult problem to get in check for most. ...Read more

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My boyfriend seems to have periodic limb movement disorder. However, we don't have health insurance. Anything we can do?

Search online: Regardless of supreme court ruling, just b/c you don't have health insurance doesn't mean you can't get (good) health care. Search online for free health clinics, etc. Sorry for the self-advertising but this "no insurance" question has come up enough times that i put together a short page on my website pointing towards sites that offer free (or low cost) healthcare, medications & possibly tests. ...Read more

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What is a periodic limb movement disorder?

What is a periodic limb movement disorder?

PLMD RESTLESS LEG: Plmd is repetitive twitchings or kicking usually q 20 -40 sec. Of lower extremities during sleep which patients are unaware of.In RLS there is acreeping or crawling sensation when reclining, followed by kicking, streching the extremities, so sleep problem follows. ...Read more