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Dr. Mark Schwartz
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Restlessness (Overview)

This can look like hyperactivity. Pacing, excessive moving of arms and legs, etc. Restlessness can also be emotional or mental. The mind can feel like it is moving too fast and can interfere w/focus or sleep. It can be from anxiety, hormones, medication, or neurological and can resolve w/treatment. Peace and good health.


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What causes restless sleep?

What causes restless sleep?

Restless sleep: You have to first define what is restless sleep. If you are awakening numerous times, vs moving while awake repeatedly for comfort, vs being awakened by 3 children numerous times or the neighbor's dog barking incessantly. All of these can cause restless sleep. However, so can intrinsic sleep issues like sleep apnea. You need to see your physician or a sleep physician. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Schwartz
381 doctors shared insights

Restlessness (Overview)

This can look like hyperactivity. Pacing, excessive moving of arms and legs, etc. Restlessness can also be emotional or mental. The mind can feel like it is moving too fast and can interfere w/focus or sleep. It can be from anxiety, hormones, medication, or neurological and can resolve w/treatment. Peace and good health.


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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
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Restlessness (Tip)

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

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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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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Restlessness (Tip)

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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How can I get treated for restless leg syndrome?

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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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
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Restlessness (Tip)

Try a variety of meds, as not all meds work well with everyone. Also, stretch before bed. ...See 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 are treatments for restless leg syndrome?

What are treatments for  restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Catherine Shaw Dr. Shaw
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Restlessness (Tip)

Try drinking tonic water around bedtime. It contains quinine which is said to help. ...See more

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How to cure restless legsy?

How to cure restless legsy?

Find the cause first: Primary RLS is often has a genetic component and thus can't be cured, but can be treated. Secondary rls: often due to deficiency of foate, magnesium, b12, iron, or diabete, neuropathy, lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren syndrome, urnemia/severe kidney disease, or amyloidosis..Thus treating these conditions generally resolves the symptoms of rls. Thus, consult doc first to eval.. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of restless leg syndrome?

How can I get rid of restless leg syndrome?

See your provider.: Make sure you don't have low iron. There are medications which can help. ...Read more

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Restlessness (Tip)

Avoid caffein containing beverage. Do meditation, deep breathing and core body stretching exercise. ...See 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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Could lovan 20mg be making me restless? No motivation. Week 2 since starting. First 4 days was on half tablet. Seeing dr in 3weeks. Thank you :) zzzz

Prozac (fluoxetine) restlessness: Yes. This is a side effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) where there is either a worsening of restless leg syndrome toward evening, or all day restlessness called an akathisia. They should eventually improve , but if they don't , you should call your dr so it can be treated before the next appointment. Best wishes to you. If you have restless legs, the antihistamine can worsen that as well. ...Read more

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Restlessness (Tip)

Do let you doctor know that you have this. Many common medications can worsen symptoms. ...See 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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Restlessness (Tip)

Make sure to take B vitamins. ...See 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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Restlessness (Tip)

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