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