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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Overview)

Restless leg syndrome is a condition where there is a need or urge to move the leg because of some perceived unpleasant sensations. Restless leg syndrome disturbs normal sleep.


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Are there any natural and effective remedies for restless leg syndrome?

Are there any natural and effective remedies for restless leg syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrom: Go to the following web page for suggestion of home remedies. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/ds00191/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
374 doctors shared insights

Restless Leg Syndrome (Overview)

Restless leg syndrome is a condition where there is a need or urge to move the leg because of some perceived unpleasant sensations. Restless leg syndrome disturbs normal sleep.


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Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Could be, but: Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls. In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help.It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Physical: The cause of restless leg syndrome is not completely understood, but we do know that iron and Dopamine can be involved. Psychological issues like anxiety can aggravate it. ...Read more

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I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?

I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?

Maybe due to meds: Some of the anticonvulsants may cause atrophy in certain locations. Or perhaps you had a scan on a higher strength MRI that gave a better picture of your temporal lobe and the atrophy has been there all along and is really sclerosis (scar). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with restless leg syndrome. What are some non medication treatments?

I have been diagnosed with restless leg syndrome. What are some non medication treatments?

See below: Cognitive behavior therapy, myorelaxation and vibration are some examples. Unfortunately, the evidence to support them as stand alone measures is limited. ...Read more

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What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

What are the tests for restless leg syndrome?

Clinical diagnosis: If these are all true for you, you have rls: 1. A desire to move the limbs usually associated with discomfort or disagreeable sensations in the limbs; 2. You move to relieve the discomfort or to provide a counter-stimulus to relieve the discomfort; 3. Your symptoms are worse at rest with at least temporary relief by activity; 4. Your symptoms are worse later in the day or at night. No tests needed. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have restless leg syndrome?

How can you tell if you have restless leg syndrome?

Symptoms: Restless leg syndrome is a condition in which abnormal sensation in the legs (or occasionally in the arms) which is associated with an urge to move. Symptoms usually occur at rest and interfere with sleep. If you suspect that you may have RLS you should see your physician so that tests can done to rule out other possible conditions. Symptoms of RLS can be controlled with medication. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants cause restless leg syndrome?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Do antidepressants cause restless leg syndrome?

Sometimes: Akisthesia (an inner restlessness that can manifest very much like restless legs syndrome) has been reported as a side effect of some antidepressants like prozac, Paxil (paroxetine) and tricyclic antidepressants. However, it is more commonly seen in patients that are on antipsychotic drugs like haldol. ...Read more

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What does having restless leg syndrome mean?

Legs don't rest: Your legs don't rest when you are resting, often during sleep. The feeling of crawling/burning/sting/aching/squeezing in your legs and when you up and walking, these symptoms go away/subside. There medical conditions causing this--anemia, pregnancy, thyroid diseases etc..To name a few. So, if this is what you have, consult with your doc for evaluation...There are good treatments. Good luck. ...Read more