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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Overview)

Urge to move: irresistible, involves legs but may involve arms and trunk worse at rest relieved with movement (no symptoms during movement) but may recur once a person stops moving/walking worse in the evening or at night.


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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
366 doctors shared insights

Restless Leg Syndrome (Overview)

Urge to move: irresistible, involves legs but may involve arms and trunk worse at rest relieved with movement (no symptoms during movement) but may recur once a person stops moving/walking worse in the evening or at night.


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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Ask what may help to stay calm and get deep sleep as soon as you get to bed without leg discomfort. ...See more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
Once
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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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Ask your doctor what to do when your legs feel like they're constantly moving at night. ...See more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
Once
Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
Once
Use proper posture when performing tasks
Once
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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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