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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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Restless Legs Syndrome (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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Unknown bruises on leg cantroll bladder, tired, fatigue,

Unknown bruises on leg cantroll bladder, tired, fatigue,

Increased : Increased bruising as you age can be a common problem. It is due to thinning skin and aging blood vessels and usually does not require treatment. Occasionally it can be a sign of an underlying disorder. Reasons to see your doctor are: - if you are not elderly - if your bruising seems to be worsening - if your bruises are large, painful, or seem to appear without cause - if you are bleeding from other areas such as your gums, nose, or gut - if you just started a new medication since many such as Plavix (clopidogrel) or Aspirin can increase bruising - if you have a fever and are feeling ill good luck! ...Read more

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I can't stop moving my legs , can Zoloft (sertraline) cause restless leg syndrome.

I can't stop moving my legs , can Zoloft (sertraline) cause restless leg syndrome.

See below: Most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like zoloft (sertraline) can worsen or even initiate restless legs syndrome in some people. Have it evaluated by a sleep doctor, to check for other causes such as a low ferritin level. In some people it goes away after sometime and in some the RLS continues as long as zoloft (sertraline) is there. Discuss other options with your prescribing doctor. Also, avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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Hashimotos. Ana + anti-ssa/ro. Stiff, painful, swollen joints + raynauds. Doc says it's "lupoid arthritis". Is this lupus? He gave me plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg

Hashimotos. Ana + anti-ssa/ro. Stiff, painful, swollen joints + raynauds. Doc says it's "lupoid arthritis". Is this lupus? He gave me plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg

Sounds consistent: The joint complaints and positive lab markers are consistent with lupus. The fact that raynaud's is present and you have an autoimmune thyroid condition help cinch the diagnosis of an autoimmune arthritis. In addition to standard treatments like Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) there are other interventions like diet and supplements to help decrease the dose of rx meds. A practitioner of integrative medicine can help. ...Read more

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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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Lupus and weak legs, related?

Lupus and weak legs, related?

possibly: Lupus can cause neuropathies which can result in weakness. It can also cause arthritic inflammation which an individual may perceive as weakness. ...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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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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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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Does potassium effect restless leg syndrome?

Does potassium effect restless leg syndrome?

Yes: Potassium will work w other minerals to help heal the cells that r not functioning to their potential because of inflammation. ...Read more

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Causes of restless leg syndrome? K+ deficiency?

Causes of restless leg syndrome? K+ deficiency?

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 evaluate it. ...Read more

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Ana 1:160 hi IgG but dr told me fibromyalgia not autoimmune, tingling/vibration feelings in extremities pain in joints, elbows, wrists, muscle twitches?

Ana 1:160 hi IgG but dr told me fibromyalgia not autoimmune, tingling/vibration feelings in extremities pain in joints, elbows, wrists, muscle twitches?

See below: An ANA alone does not diagnose an autoimmune disease. With your symptoms, you may need to see a neurologist to see if there is an alternative diagnosis to the one that you have been given. ...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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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause restless legs & leg cramps?

Possibly: Lipitor (atorvastatin) has been reported to cause arm/leg pain, muscle spasms, and sore muscles. These occur in less than 15% of patients. If you have developed any of these symptoms, you may want to discuss it with your doctor. If your symptoms are troubling, perhaps a different medicine or a different dose may be needed. ...Read more

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I have joint pain and sometimes feel fever,twitching. Ana 1:40 but Rf, anti ccp , anti dna, anti sm,crp, Esr, scl-70 are negative, autoimmune disease?

I have joint pain and sometimes feel fever,twitching. Ana 1:40 but Rf, anti ccp , anti dna, anti sm,crp, Esr, scl-70 are negative, autoimmune disease?

Consultation advised: Unfortunately, Medicine is much too complicated to be able to give helpful advice on the basis of such limited information. An IN BOX Text consultation at Health Tap may be helpful.You would need to upload results of any tests, if available, as well as your medical history. You would NEED TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE for 24 hours to reply to any questions from your consultant.http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI ...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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Is Baclofen at all helpful for Restless Legs S? And also would iron ssupplement help?

Is Baclofen at all helpful for Restless Legs S? And also would iron ssupplement help?

Baclofen? Doubt it: I've never prescribed Baclofen for RLS. I'm sure someone has but none of my colleagues have. Problem is we don't know what causes RLS but we don't believe it is due to muscle spasms which is what baclofen would treat. We believe it's more along the lines of some type of neuropathy. From the brain, the legs, a sleep disorder? Iron may have some effect in iron deficient people but otherwise NOT. ...Read more

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What is restless leg syndrome?

What is restless leg syndrome?

Leg movement: It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity... ...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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What causes restless leg syndrome?

What causes restless leg syndrome?

See below: Maybe genetic, 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 leg syndrome?

NOT FULLY KNOWN: But do find some patients with disruption of iron stores, so, can check ferritin levels. We do find some problem with dopamine issues, and find success in using dopamine agonists, but another approach using Horizant, affects different brain chemicals. May be some genetic links in a few families, and association with a sleep disorder in some also found. ...Read more

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What exactly causes restless leg syndrome?

What exactly causes restless leg syndrome?

Dopamine lack: I think restless leg syndrome is probably caused in susceptible people (tends to be familial) by a relative lack of sufficient Dopamine and is often associated with fatigue, dopamine-blocking medicines, chronic illness, and the end of gestation. Medications that increase Dopamine are frequently helpful as can be Neurontin (gabapentin) and Klonopin (clonazepam).. ...Read more

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What exactly is restless leg syndrome like?

Leg movement: It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity... ...Read more

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What's done for restless legs?

What's done for restless legs?

Find Out Cause First: Rule out underlying causes that may can be treated such as mineral deficiencies, venous insufficiency or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medication for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking & drinking. Take a multi-vitamin with iron and save medication as last resort. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop my restless legs?

Is there a way to stop my restless legs?

RLS: Key is to diagnose it first with a consultation to a sleep medicine specialist. Medications can be prescribed for it including dopaminergics like Requip (ropinirole) or mirapex, opiates, benzodiazepines, or antiepileptics. If it is due to another condition, treating that condition can help treat it. Gentle stretching exercises and avoidance of caffeine near bedtime can help. Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for restless legs?

Is there any cure for restless legs?

Look for cause: In many cases, RLS is being driven by an underlying disease, such as neuropathy or iron deficiency, and treating this disease can eliminate the leg symptoms. Barring this, there are medications that can suppress the symptoms of RLS and restore proper sleep. Ask a neurologist for more details. ...Read more

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Does sertraline give restless legs?

Does sertraline give restless legs?

Not real likely: especially given the high prevalence of it in the general population. Anti-psychotics certainly can (treatable with benadryl). But, for restless leg, there are several good medications for it such as requip (ropinirole) or muscle relaxers. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) be causing restless legs?

Can klonopin (clonazepam) be causing restless legs?

No.: Klonopin (generic name is clonazepam), is often the best treatment for it. See multiple prior answers about rls. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for restless legs syndrome?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for restless legs syndrome?

Sleep Disorder Doc: If you can find a sleep disorders clinic, that will be the best place to get diagnosed and treated for restless legs syndrome. If no such clinic is available, neurologists probably have the greatest expertise among other specialists. ...Read more

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Can you have something like restless legs syndrome but in the arms?

Can you have something like restless legs syndrome but in the arms?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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Are restless legs linked to the hypermobility in my legs? How do I get rid of them?

It depends: Restless legs syndrome is a movement disorder typically associated with movements of the legs at night. It is typically treated by neurologists or sleep specialists. If there are feelings of restless legs during the day, it can be a number of different things, from metabolic aspects to medications. Your doctor may be able to review this with you to help assess potential causes. ...Read more

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Is it common to have burning in both feet and legs with restless leg syndrome? Thanks!

Is it common to have burning in both feet and legs with restless leg syndrome? Thanks!

Depends: One subgroup of people with restless leg syndrome have a type of condition called peripheral neuropathy. This is a type of condition and not a specific illness. There are many illnesses that cause peripheral neuropathy. Some patients with peripheral neuropathy will have primary effects on small sized nerve fibers. These patients often have burning pain. Formal nerve evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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What causes restless leg syndrome? And when the shoulder, hip & knee hurts on the same side?

What causes restless leg syndrome? And when the shoulder, hip & knee hurts on the same side?

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 diagnose it. ...Read more

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Why do I have anxiety on Abilify (aripiprazole) along with restless legs? Does this go away?

Akathisia : The symptom is called akathisia. It is treatable and is a side effect of abilify (aripiprazole). Talk to your psychiatrist about the treatment option that is best for you. Best wishes and contact your doctor tomorrow. The symptom is too miserable to let it drag on very long! ...Read more

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