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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother also has restless legs syndrome, is it possible for it to be inherited? My legs have been hurting since I was younger.
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