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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What does having restless leg syndrome mean?

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

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How do you treat restless leg syndrome naturally?

How do you treat restless leg syndrome naturally?

Relaxation: Relaxation exercises, moderate exercise, tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm baths and massage have all been recommended for helping with restless leg syndrome. Sometimes it may be caused by iron deficiency, therefore, correcting the deficiency may also help with the symptoms. Read more

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How can I get treated for restless leg syndrome?

See a physician: First step is to determine whether you have rls. Here is a good website: http://www. Rls. Org/ there are very good treatments but generally include medications, or evaluating whether other conditions are causing them. Ask your physician. Read more

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What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

Several possibilitie: 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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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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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are treatments for restless leg syndrome?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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How to cure restless leg syndrome? Why does your brain tell the legs to be restless anyway?

Tough one, but try..: Restless leg syndrome is one in which the legs are moving about in random ways during sleep, sometimes enough to awaken u (or usually the other in the bed). It is a type of neuromuscular disorder, perhaps starring in spinal column, or leg mm themselves. Causes: muscle fatigue, low potassium, low magnesium (diuretic), poor sleep state, unknown++. One rx may be a rx drug, clonazepam. C ur pcp. Read more

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I can't get rid of restless legs I have tried requip and benzo worked but I do not like benzo. I started lyrica (pregabalin) and it's only somewhat working?

I can't get rid of restless legs I have tried requip and benzo worked but I do not like benzo. I started lyrica (pregabalin) and it's only somewhat working?

RLS: If you have undertreated restless legs syndrome (rls), please consult your sleep medicine specialist to manage it. There are many other options available besides Requip and lyrica (pregabalin). Also avoid caffeine close to bedtime and regularize your bedtime, which can help with the RLS symptoms. Hope this helps! Read more

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New good drug for restless leg syndrome rls?

New good drug for restless leg syndrome rls?

New oldies: The latest to be approved is neupro (rotigotine). It is a patch of Dopamine agonist. The last one approved was Horizant (prodrug of gabapentin). Read more

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Restless legs. I currently take adartrel 0.25gram tablets, 3 just before bed time. Are these any good, as I don't really feel any affect?

Restless legs. I currently take adartrel 0.25gram tablets, 3 just before bed time. Are these any good, as I don't really feel any affect?

YES DOSE STILL LOW!: This is marketed in the usa as Requip or ropinirole and should help with restless leg but you are at a starting amount. Please speak with your physician to express your concerns. May help at higher dose. Hello to you in wales! Yay! Read more

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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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What can I do to prevent restless leg syndrome? I have restless leg syndrome and I have been having a hard time sleeping at night because of it. What can I do to prevent from having restless leg syndrome?

What can I do to prevent restless leg syndrome? I have restless leg syndrome and I have been having a hard time sleeping at night because of it. What can I do to prevent from having restless leg syndrome?

RLS: If you are experiencing restless legs syndrome (rls) that is causing sleep disruption, please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS and to adequately treat it. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps! Read more

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How can you avoid restless leg syndrome?

How can you avoid restless leg syndrome?

Avoid triggers: If you have rls, avoid triggers both medically and medications. Avoid stimulants (nicotine, caffeine, etc) and if you have medical condition that makes it worse - treat it (i.e. Iron deficiency, thyroid problems, vit b/folate deficiencies). Read more

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May I have an explanation of why someone gets restless leg syndrome and what the proper symptoms are?

May I have an explanation of why someone gets restless leg syndrome and what the proper symptoms are?

RLS: It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy sensations. Besides its relation to low peripheral Dopamine levels ; some to genes, it is unclear why it occurs. Sometimes it may be secondary to other medical issues. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly diagnose it. 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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What causes restless legs?

Usually spontaneous: While RLS is often unrelated to other medical issues, there is an increased incidence in patients with iron deficiency and with peripheral neuropathy. Some cases have a genetic basis. Read more

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How to lessen restless legs?

RLS: Massage of the legs, hot baths, mentally stimulating activity like words find puzzles in the evening, and gettins enough exercise to leg muscles during the day. There are also mutiple medications out there. Avoid stimulant (caffeine and tobacco). Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

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