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Doctor insights on: Restless Arm Syndrome Symptoms

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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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