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How can one treat restless leg syndrome?

How can one treat restless leg syndrome?

Help: I refer quite a few people to www. Rls. Org and www. Rlshelp. Org. Behavioral treatments are first line, including avoiding medications know to worsen and ruling out medical issues that can cause. Then there are a number of medications that a doctor can prescribe. ...Read more

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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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How do I deal with restless leg syndrome?

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How do I deal with restless leg syndrome?

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

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What can I do about restless leg syndrome?

What can I do about restless leg syndrome?

Requip (ropinirole): See primary are or sleep specialist Requip (ropinirole) works. ...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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What can I do to stop my restless leg syndrome?

What can I do to stop my restless leg syndrome?

Good iron level: The chemical Dopamine is a neuro-transmitter in our brain. If we do not have enough of this chemical one of the conditions that can develop id restless leg syndrome (rls). Iron is a co-factor in making dopamine. Therefore, if our iron level is too low, correcting this problem through iron supplements can help. Recommend discuss with your doctor and get your iron level checked. ...Read 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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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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What medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

What medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

Depends on type: 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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How is someone diagnosed with restless leg syndrome?

How is someone diagnosed with restless leg syndrome?

RLS: It is a clinical diagnosis. It is a syndrome with symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves with movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has "uneasy" sensations or discomfort. Certain lab tests can aid in discerning secondary causes such as low serum ferritin. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly diagnose it. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is restless leg syndrome and how can you cope with it?

What is restless leg syndrome and how can you cope with it?

Restless legs: There is an urge to move the legs in the evenings due to uncomfortable feeling. You feel better when you do. In kids it might have been called growing pains. Medical assessment is needed to look for possible causes such as iron deficiency. Treatment includes massage, baths, avoiding certain medications and sometimes treatment using medications. There is a restless legs foundation rls. Org. ...Read more

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Has the cause for restless leg syndrome been figured out yet?

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Has the cause for restless leg syndrome been figured out yet?

RLS: Cause unknown in most cases, but it is noted to occur more in chronic kidney diseases, diabetes, iron deficiency, parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathy, pregnancy, sedatives withdrawal & some medications such as caffeine/lithium/neuroleptics. ...Read more

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Info on restless leg syndrome needed. It wakes up my girlfriend?

Could be, but: Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but insomnia, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls. In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help. It must be used correctly dx, & monitored carefully; as with any psych drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral. C answer prior a to this one. ...Read more

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Can you wear something that would help calm restless leg syndrome?

Stretching: Restless leg syndrome might be a difficult and disruptive problem. Physical exercise and stretching might give temporary relieve. This is a neurological disease and at time requires neurological medicine. ...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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Can you get restless "back" syndrome instead of restless leg syndrome?

Can you get restless "back" syndrome instead of restless leg syndrome?

Yes: Any muscle in the body can become irritated or cramp. Often this is a magnesium deficiency as we are all terribly undernourished with it. Add magnesium glycinate (to avoid diarrhea) 200mg 2-3 times per day. Can also use a cal-mag powder to mix up and drink. Also think about adding l-theanine to your regimen 200mg 1-2 caps twice daily to help relax - it works well with the magnesium! ...Read more

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Are there any natural and effective remedies for restless leg syndrome?

Are there any natural and effective remedies for restless leg syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrom: Go to the following web page for suggestion of home remedies.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/ds00191/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned having restless leg syndrome diagnosed very young?

Should I be concerned having restless leg syndrome diagnosed very young?

See sleep specialist: Restless legs syndrome and PLMD are treated with dopamine agonists such as Ropinirole or Pramipexole. There are many reports in the literature of exacerbation of these symptoms by antidepressants. See a sleep specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read 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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Can a statin drug cause restless leg syndrome?

Muscle spasms: A statin drug would not cause the condition known as "restless leg syndrome", but some pts taking a statin drug do report uncomfortable muscle spasms, you should consult the prescribing physician. ...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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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is restless leg syndrome?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is restless leg syndrome?

See below: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest than it 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 fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there any stockings that can alleviate restless leg syndrome?

Are there any stockings that can alleviate restless leg syndrome?

Never heard of any: Have seen lots of articles on non-medical ways of treating rls, including herbal medications, acupuncture and trigger point therapies, but never anything on stockings. Avoiding the medicines that can worse it (many antihistamines, many psychiatric drugs), diagnosing iron deficiency (which makes it worse), and several prescription drugs (requip, mirapex) can help. ...Read more

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I can't sleep I have restless leg syndrome how can I relieved the pain?

I can't sleep I have restless leg syndrome how can I relieved the pain?

Restless legs: If you have restless legs, it may help you to use iron supplements with vitamin C, or to use a medicine that contains dopamine, such as pramipexole or ropinirole. First it is helpful to know if this is the cause of your leg symptoms (or if there is another cause) and what your iron level (ferritin) is. ...Read more

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Docs experienced with RLS (restless leg syndrome), what are the easiest ways to treat the symptoms?

Restless leg syndrom: Try oral iron supplement and magnesium supplement. Otherwise you will need prescription medications. ...Read more

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I'm taking lorazepam 1mg and tizanidne 4mg and ibproprine 800mg. Is this a safe combo? And would any of these cause restless leg syndrome?

Why?: None of these are meant to be used for a long length of time. Return to your doctor for discussion and re consideration of these medications ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

On occasion: But more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...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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Restless leg syndrome? Wife hates me.

Restless leg syndrome? Wife hates me.

Try treating it: There are some medications or supplements you can try to treat the problem.
Separate beds is always an option. ...Read more