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Doctor insights on: Restless Arm Syndrome

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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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Can you have something like restless legs syndrome but in the arms?

Can you have something like restless legs syndrome but in the arms?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have heard about RLS (restless legs syndrome) but is it possible to have a similar problem in the arms?

I have heard about RLS (restless legs syndrome) but is it possible to have a similar problem in the arms?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there anything that i can do to prevent/cure restless leg syndrome? It affects my legs and arms and is interfering with my sleep. Thanks!

Is there anything that i can do to prevent/cure restless leg syndrome?  It affects my legs and arms and is interfering with my sleep. Thanks!

Yes, there is!: Sometimes 'restless leg' is triggered by an iron deficiency. Iron supplementation in women may be a good idea; for men, it risks iron overload which can get toxic. Your doctor could prescribe one of several effective medications. The more popular ones include: requip, (ropinirole) mirapex, Neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause restless legs syndrome to worsen? Is it possible to also feel it in your arms?

Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause restless legs syndrome to worsen? Is it possible to also feel it in your arms?

It cannot: The RLS and restless arms/hands syndrome are neurological, sleep movement disorders and treated with Dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in rls) or pramipexole. Many practitioner use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) as a muscle relaxant and sleep inducer as an adjunctive medication. Rec.: see sleep specialist for more information. ...Read more

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I have resless leg syndrome. It's big in my feet and starting to be in my arms. Is something wrong?

I have resless leg syndrome.  It's big in my feet and starting to be in my arms.  Is something wrong?

Let me explain: You have a strong urge to move your legs. These sensations are typically described as crawlingcreeping cramping tingling pulling or tugging. Your symptoms start or get worse when you're resting such as sitting or lying down. Your symptoms are partially or temporarily relieved by activity as long as you keep moving. Your symptoms are worse at night. If you have those, check with doctor for help. ...Read more

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Slight heaviness in left arm plus feeling restless?

Slight heaviness in left arm plus feeling restless?

Anxiety ?: These might be symptoms of anxiety . if concerned or the symptoms persist consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes restlessness in the left arm?

What causes restlessness in the left arm?

Periodic Limb : Movement disorder. If you have symptoms of this please set up a visit with a sleep physician to rule out sleep apnea as a cause for it and to document its presence prior to treatment if it is not due to apnea. ...Read more

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Help please! could carpal tunnel cause left arm restlessness?

Possible.: Interestingly the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can ascend the arm backwards up as high as the shoulder, so CTS could make the whole arm feel painful, tingly, numb, restless or weak. ...Read more

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I am having neck, back, leg, and arm pain every night for 1-2 months restless sleep what causes this?

? pinched nerve: This sounds like a pinched nerve in your neck. Since it has been going on for so long, i would see an orthopedic spine specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm dealing with extreme restlessness all over when I get tired my arms & head jerk , driving tired really brings it on ! Don't understand it ?

I'm dealing with extreme restlessness all over when I get tired my arms & head jerk , driving tired really brings it on ! Don't understand it ?

Avoid tired driving!: Seek a neurology evaluation and, starting right now - don't drive when tired or long enough to become tired while still on the road. Ask Dr to explain the results. Your life and others on the road are at risk. It's that simple. Bad vision must make it even worse and so might your other medical issues and medications. I hope you find successful treatment. Understand? ...Read more

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My mom is 70 and the left side of her body like neck, shoulder and arms achy and restless. What could be her problem? She's has diabetes and an andren

My mom is 70 and the left side of her body like neck, shoulder and arms achy and restless. What could be her problem? She's has diabetes and an andren

See doctor: It is time for her to get a checkup from her internist to find out what's wrong. I suspect that her problem is likely musculoskeletal however and an orthopodic consult may be needed. As for the restless, it may just be from the pain. Have you asked her ? ...Read more

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I am having left arm and shoulder restlessness at sleep time. It only occures at that time. It's not my sugar. I eliminated it. I'm on welbutrin and z?

Many causes: You could have a pinched nerve from your cervical spine, that is positional and worse when you lay down. It could be neurologic from your brain as well. Please see you doctor if it gets worse, if you develop weakness or bladder problems. ...Read more