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Trazodone Restless Legs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Restless legs: Restless legs syndrome can be due to other underlying medical cconditions such as iron deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, varicose veins or thyroid disease. Treating the underlying cause may relieve restless legs. Dopaline agonists such as pramipexole, or Gabapentin often help. But there is no such thing as the best treatment that uniformly works well in every single case. ...Read more
Medications: If the diagnosis is correct and the symptoms are not due to other medical problems, antiparkinsonian medications, such as Mirapex or Requip (ropinirole) in small doses can help. ...Read more
Yes: Usually RLS starts in the legs but often migrates to other body parts after treatment is initiated. Arms are more often involved than the trunk. ...Read more
RLS: Restless legs syndrome is a condition which is characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in primarily the legs (trunk & arms can be included) that occurs when laying more than sitting and improves with getting up & moving. Character has been described as cramping, tingling, aching, pain, uneasy feeling, twitching, & the feeling of needing to move. It can hinder one's ability to fall asleep ...Read more
Restless leg syndrom: There r treatment for it, talk with u physician. ...Read more
Tough one, but try..: Restless leg syndrome is one in which the legs are moving about in random ways during sleep, sometimes enough to awaken u (or usually the other in the bed). It is a type of neuromuscular disorder, perhaps starring in spinal column, or leg mm themselves. Causes: muscle fatigue, low potassium, low magnesium (diuretic), poor sleep state, unknown++. One rx may be a rx drug, clonazepam. C ur pcp. ...Read more
What is the cause for restless leg syndrome? Experiencing it night and day! Also having lower back pain.
No known cause for restless legs syndrome exists. Researchers suspect the condition may be due to an imbalance of the brain chemical dopamine. This chemical sends messages to control muscle movement.
Rls runs in families in at least half the people with rls, especaily early age.
Rls sometimes accompanies other conditions.
Kidney failure. ...Read more
I have a lot of problems falling asleep due to twitchy legs. Is this restless leg syndrome or something else?
Possibly: This is not entirely an unusual complaint, but when repetitive leg restlessness interferes with sleep it can add to daytime fatigue, concentration problems, anxiety, and other poblems. A medical evaluation to make sure there are not any metabolic or other deficiences, avodiance of cafeine/coffee, good tretchign and exercise should be tried - but if these don't work a sleep study would be in order. ...Read more
Prozac intensifies my restless leg syndrome. Will Paxil maybe work better for me or will it have the same effect?
My calves always "ache" some days worse than others. I do not have fibromyalgia or restless leg syndrome. Any ideas?
Varicose veins: Congested veins from constant standing can do this. Wear good support hoses like the sheer energy kind and see if that makes a difference. If not see your md. ...Read more
Good day, what would cause restless legs (I hope this is what it's called). I'm only 22 years old. And it is unbearable.
Or RLS, usually has no specific cause, kindly check this site fir more information, a good neurologist can help you too, good luck
https://www. Webmd. Com/brain/restless-legs-syndrome/restless-legs-syndrome-rls#1 ...Read more
Is taking promethazine dm without codeine causing my restless leg syndrome (from heroin withdraw) and/or making it worse?
Restless leg syndrom: The medication that you are taking promethazine has anticholinergic side effects which aggravates restless leg syndrome. Use alternate medications which do not have anticholinergic side effects and you can discuss with your primary physician about these medications. Iron supplements, magnesium 2 mg a day and stretching exercises prior to sleep helped alleviate symptoms of restless leg syndrome ...Read more
If you are on gralise 1800 mg and go back to 1500 mg what will happen is it ok to do that for headache and restless legs?
Why?: Why do you want to titrate down? Adverse effects? You should take the lowest effective dose. Discuss your desire to reduce the dose with your doctor. ...Read more