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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.

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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.

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Periodic limb movement disorder & tremors -- due to xs caffeine?

Periodic limb movement disorder & tremors -- due to xs caffeine?

PLMD: Periodic limb movement disorder is a sleep disorder caused by low iron stores in the body caracterized by low serum ferritin. Plmd can lead to frquent awakening during sleep and also can cause sleep maintaince insomnia. Plmd is the second common sleep disorder in children and can lead to parasomnias like sleep waking or/and night terrors. The only way to diagnose plmd is the sleep study.

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Is mirapex (pramipexole) effective for periodic limb movement disorder?

Is mirapex (pramipexole) effective for periodic limb movement disorder?

Yes: Mirapex is a Dopamine agonist, similar to requip, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch. The latter two are approved for restless leg syndrome, but the former does help rls. None are specifically approved for periodic limb movements of sleep, but all seem to help nicely. A sleep specialist can help select an appropriate med.

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How common is periodic limb movement disorder?

How common is periodic limb movement disorder?

Fairly common: Read more about it @ http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/guide/periodic-limb-movement-disorder.

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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.

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One sleep study said 237 limb movements and the next said 1/hr. One dr says periodic limb movement disorder other says nothing is wrong. What do I do?

One sleep study said 237 limb movements and the next said 1/hr. One dr says periodic limb movement disorder other says nothing is wrong. What do I do?

Not the same thing: Not every limb movement correlates with limb movement disorder. The diagnostic features of plms are complex, with an average interval of 20-40 sec., lasting 0.5 to 10 sec. And as a part of 4 consecutive movements at least 8 MCV in EMG amplitude increase above the baseline. These occur during nrem sleep. Only such movements are significant. There are many movements; few count towards illness.

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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.

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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.

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Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

PLMD vs RLS: Rls happens in evenings and can cause sleep problems but plmd happens only in sleep. Both can cause less efficient sleep at time - not always.

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Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Usually need no rx: Periodic limb movements are usually harmless and need no treatment. Lots of people have them. Rarely, they may cause insomnia or excessive sleepiness and may need treatment. Medicines like ropinirole or Pramipexole might help. If they do not, there are other medicines that might help.

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What kind of doctor during discover if my son has periodic limb movement?

What kind of doctor during discover if my son has periodic limb movement?

Limb movements: Plmd is a diagnosis that is established mostly on sleep testing in sleep lab. Rls (restless leg syndrome) is established on clinical grounds often by pediatrician, family doctor or sleep specialist). The key is to address the issue and if the doctor is not taking seriously then ask for second opinion or specialist.

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Does restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia?

Does restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia?

Yes: Restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia. Since we do not understand the cause of these conditions we do not know why they occur together. The one area they have in common is abnormalities of nerve transmission.

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What causes limb movement disorder?

What causes limb movement disorder?

Varies: This is a difficult question to answer as the causes for seizure vary with age. In infants, birth injury, hemorrhages, metabolic derangements, and genetic epilepsies are more common. Other types of epilepsy can begin in the first two decades of life. Brain injury, brain tumors, genetics, medications/illicit drugs are all common causes of seizures.

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What medication (s) would be good for anxiety & ADHD while not causing any movement issues such as twitches or tics? Or any movement disorders?

What medication (s) would be good for anxiety & ADHD while not causing any movement issues such as twitches or tics? Or any movement disorders?

I agree. Studies: Show that the stimulants, methylphenidate (MPH) & amphetamine (AMPH) can increase, decrease or cause no change in pre-existing tics. If you know that MPH exacerbates your tics, your doctor can try AMPH after you've been off the MPH a couple of days. Other options are trying non-stimulants. You & your doctor have to devise a game plan, then communicate frequently about effects & side-effects.

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