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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.


Dr. Lina Fine
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: restless leg syndrome?

Dr. Lina Fine
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: restless leg syndrome?

Restless legs: 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. ...Read more

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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.


Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Are there any natural and effective remedies for restless leg syndrome?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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. Eric Weisman
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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

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Can restless leg syndrome be related or a symptom of any other disease?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can restless leg syndrome be related or a symptom of any other disease?

RLS: Rls is not usually a symptom of other diseases although one may be anemic. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
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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

Dr. Leonard Lado
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Dr. Leonard Lado
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Is restless leg syndrome a psychological problem or a sign of a physical ailment?

Restless legs: Restless legs syndrome (rls) is a clinical diagnosis based primarily on self-reports of individuals. It should have (a) desire to move the extremities, often associated with unsual skin sensation; (b) motor restlessness; (c) worsening of symptoms at rest with at least temporary relief by activity, and (d) worsening of symptoms in the evening or night.. Anxiety one of the psychological causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
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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?

Dr. Christopher Wilson
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Rls is a sleep disorder, and thus, tell your doctor how you are sleeping and whether it is disrupted. ...See more

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Restless Legs (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs ...Read more


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