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Zoloft (sertraline) is giving me restless leg syndrome, will it continue to do so or will it stop over time.

Zoloft (sertraline) is giving me restless leg syndrome, will it continue to do so or will it stop over time.

Side effect: If this side effect has persisted for several days to two weeks unfortunately it will likely persist when antidepressants cause side effects consideration can be given to lowering the dose, changing medication, or adding a medicine to overcome the side effect. ...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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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 someone give a descriptive explanation of Restless Leg Syndrome ?

Can someone give a descriptive explanation of Restless Leg Syndrome ?

Restless Legs: A weird feeling in your legs that is difficult to describe. It makes you want to move them to relieve that feeling. It happens when awake. A similar problem, when asleep, is called Periodic Limb Movement Disorder of Sleep. There are many possible causes and there are things that can be done to help. You should discuss this with your practitioner to better diagnose and treat the issue. ...Read more

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How can I stop restless legs syndrome? I haven’t had a good night of sleep in months and i don’t know what to do. I can’t afford the medications my doctor wants to give. I’ve read sometimes magnesium helps, but i don’t know how much? What about other ove

How can I stop restless legs syndrome? I haven’t had a good night of sleep in months and i don’t know what to do. I can’t afford the medications my doctor wants to give.  I’ve read sometimes magnesium helps, but i don’t know how much? What about other ove

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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Have a really hard time falling asleep and staying asleep through the night. Much easier during the day & sleep aids give me restless legs. Any advice?

Have a really hard time falling asleep and staying asleep through the night. Much easier during the day & sleep aids give me restless legs. Any advice?

Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. Good sleep hygiene can help. Avoid alcohol, large meals, caffeine, nicotine, ; electronics use before bedtime. Keep a sleep diary highlighting when you woke up ; went to sleep. Also, wake up ; fall asleep at the same time everyday. It is recommended you see a sleep medicine specialist to help treat your insomnia ; to note if it is related to other med. Issues. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls) 1. Proper sleep hygiene 2. Remover the cause of RLS such as: a. Iron deficiency b. Vitamin B12 deficiency c. Neuropathy d. Chronic renal disease 3. Avoid caffiene 4. Rls medications such as: a. Neurontin b. Dopamine however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more

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Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

Underlying Causes: Rule out underlying causes that may be able to be treated such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medications for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking a and or drinking, if applicable. ...Read more

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What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

RLS: Can be a lot of things but it is the urge to move foremost. Some people say it is a pain or just a rush from the inside. It can be described like growing pains. But, when up and moving this goes away. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrom: 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids. ...Read more

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