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Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with restless leg syndrome?

Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with restless leg syndrome?

Lyrica (pregabalin) is an option: Unfortunately, there is no known cure for restless legs syndrome. Lyrica (pregabalin) an effective management option for many patients with RLS. ...Read more

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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Can muscle relaxants help restless leg syndrome?

Can muscle relaxants help restless leg syndrome?

Depends: Restless legs symptoms could be due to many things, so it would depend on cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants cause restless legs syndrome?

Do antidepressants cause restless legs syndrome?

Meds can trigger RLS: What "causes" RLS is uncertain. It may be related to genetics, deficiency of iron in the brain, hormonal changes, pregnancy, parkinson's disease. Medications like antidepressants, antipsychotics, cold and allergy medications can trigger or aggravate rls. Treatment with medication can help diminish symptoms. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia related to restless legs?

Is fibromyalgia related to restless legs?

Not related.: Medications to treat these conditions have totally different mechanisms. Both are associated with sleep distubance and fatigue, but for different reasons. ...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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What eases restless leg syndrome?

What eases restless leg syndrome?

Multiple: Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>. ...Read more

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Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Yes: There are many approaches that help rls. Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage of legs can distract from falling asleep. Botten line: if it helps, use it, if it's excessive talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives. ...Read more

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Tingling, numbness spasms on legs and feet when laying down to sleep. Restless leg syndrome?

Tingling, numbness spasms on legs and feet when laying down to sleep. Restless leg syndrome?

Possibly RLS: It may be restless legs syndrome (rls), if you have an urge to move them which gets better with movement ; worse with rest. Please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS ; 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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Do antidepressants cause restless leg syndrome?

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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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Does co-q10 help restless legs?

Does co-q10 help restless legs?

Inadequate study: And their is one article questioning whether it might make it worse, . It simply is not known yet. ...Read more

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Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

PLMD vs RLS: Rls happens in evenings and can cause sleep problems but plmd happens only in sleep. Both can cause less efficient sleep at time - not always. ...Read more

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How to relieve extreme leg pain possibly caused by lupus, vericose veins, restless leg syndrome, or fibromyalgia?

How to relieve extreme leg pain possibly caused by lupus, vericose veins, restless leg syndrome, or fibromyalgia?

Need more specifics: First you need to see a doctor and get a specific diagnosis then the appropriate treatment can be prescribed. ...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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Why can antidepressants cause restless legs syndrome?

Why can antidepressants cause restless legs syndrome?

RESTLESS LEG : Treatments are: dopaminergic , benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants and opioids as the last resort. ...Read more

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Can someone have restless legs syndrome without having leg jerks?

RLS key symptoms: The key symptoms of RLS are a discomfort that feels like an urge to move, it improves with movement/walking, and it is usually worse at night or after resting. Jerking of the legs is not a key factor. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medicine helps restless leg syndrome?

Ideas? What medicine helps restless leg syndrome?

See below: There are many classes of medications which help. This includes dopaminergics (like requip, neupro, (rotigotine) levodopa, and mirapex), opiates, benzodiazepines, and anticonvulsants (like Neurontin and horizant). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can certain medications make my restless leg syndrome worse?

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Can certain medications make my restless leg syndrome worse?

RLS: Yes, a lot of meds can trigger rls, mental meds can if other body condition already favorize rls. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome - can drinking alchohol help?

Restless leg syndrome - can drinking alchohol help?

Alcohol: Alcohol leads to more restless sleep and can worsen rls, among all other physiological problems that result from alcohol affecting every organ system in your body. ...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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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

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