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Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Treatment  restless  leg syndrome?

Medication approach: The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch, but prior use of l-dopa, and Clonazepam have helped. However, some pts may have abnormalities in iron metabolism, and if so, treatment of this problem may suffice. ...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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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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Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Yes: There are many approaches that help rls. Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage of legs can distract from falling asleep. Botten line: if it helps, use it, if it's excessive talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome ?

What's the treatment for restless leg syndrome ?

VARIOUS: First get a good evaluation and this is from a sleep study. Can use mirapex, requip, (ropinirole) or klonopin. Get good exercise and rest and do not use excessive caffeine. Also make sure about electrolytes like calcium, potassium, etc. ...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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What is restless leg syndrome?

What is restless leg syndrome?

Leg movement: It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity... ...Read more

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What eases restless leg syndrome?

What eases restless leg syndrome?

Multiple: Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are treatments for restless leg syndrome?

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What are treatments for  restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin indicated for restless leg syndrome?

Is gabapentin indicated for restless leg syndrome?

Depends upon Dx.: Dx ?.T/c sleep study? R/o exc., caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, vitamin deff b12, d, folate; anemia, kidney dis, dm, varicose veins, parkinson's, thyroid, adrenal insufficiency.Need life style change, inc exercise ; diet change, message tx, Neurontin used if neurologic cause/ emg. Opiates problematic s.E.'s unless necc., more often requip, sinemet, clonidine.T/c snri- cymbalta, (duloxetine) if not tried.Modafinil may help. ...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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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 you get restless "back" syndrome instead of restless leg syndrome?

Can you get restless "back" syndrome instead of restless leg syndrome?

Yes: Any muscle in the body can become irritated or cramp. Often this is a magnesium deficiency as we are all terribly undernourished with it. Add magnesium glycinate (to avoid diarrhea) 200mg 2-3 times per day. Can also use a cal-mag powder to mix up and drink. Also think about adding l-theanine to your regimen 200mg 1-2 caps twice daily to help relax - it works well with the magnesium! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is restless foot syndrome?

What is restless foot syndrome?

Restless foot: This is a feeling of discomfort and a compulsion to move the foot. It is usually caused by neurotransmitter imbalance that causes nerve and muscle irritation. It is disturbing to sleep cycles and can affect normal foot function. ...Read more

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How is someone diagnosed with restless leg syndrome?

How is someone diagnosed with restless leg syndrome?

RLS: It is a clinical diagnosis. It is a syndrome with symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves with movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has "uneasy" sensations or discomfort. Certain lab tests can aid in discerning secondary causes such as low serum ferritin. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly diagnose it. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls) 1. Proper sleep hygiene 2. Remover the cause of RLS such as: a. Iron deficiency b. Vitamin B12 deficiency c. Neuropathy d. Chronic renal disease 3. Avoid caffeine 4. Rls medications such as: a. Neurontin b. Dopamine however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more