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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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