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Is Baclofen at all helpful for Restless Legs S? And also would iron ssupplement help?

Is Baclofen at all helpful for Restless Legs S? And also would iron ssupplement help?

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

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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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What is restless leg syndrome?

What is restless leg syndrome?

Leg movement: It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity... ...Read more

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What eases restless leg syndrome?

What eases restless leg syndrome?

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

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What causes restless leg syndrome?

What causes restless leg syndrome?

See below: Maybe genetic, but more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...Read more

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What causes restless leg syndrome?

What causes restless leg syndrome?

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

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What exactly causes restless leg syndrome?

What exactly causes restless leg syndrome?

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

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What exactly is restless leg syndrome like?

What exactly is restless leg syndrome like?

Leg movement: It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity... ...Read more

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What's done for restless legs?

What's done for restless legs?

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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Is there a way to stop my restless legs?

Is there a way to stop my restless legs?

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

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Is there any cure for restless legs?

Is there any cure for restless legs?

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

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Best treatment for restless legs?

Best treatment for restless legs?

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

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Can celexa (citalopram) cause restless legs?

Can celexa (citalopram) cause restless legs?

Restless leg syndr: Yes, some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can exacerbate restless leg syndrome ...Read more

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What are treatments for restless legs syndrome?

What are treatments for restless legs syndrome?

Discover Cause: Daily exercise, avoid tobacco and alcohol and search for an underlying cause such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. ...Read more

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What is the cause of restless legs and the treatments for it?

What is the cause of restless legs and the treatments for it?

Don't forget veins: An often overlooked cause of restless legs syndrome (rls) is venous insufficiency. If you have RLS and varicose veins, treating your vein problem might very well make your RLS go away. ...Read more

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What is the connection between restless legs and mirapex (pramipexole)?

What is the connection between restless legs and mirapex (pramipexole)?

Mirapex (pramipexole): Mirapex (pramipexole) is a Dopamine agonist (stimulates Dopamine receptors) that is used to treat the symptoms of restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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I have restless legs disorder. What is the treatment to help with my legs?

I have restless legs disorder. What is the treatment to help with my legs?

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

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I read that low dopamine is a cause of restless legs--how does this happen?

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I read that low dopamine is a cause of restless legs--how does this happen?

Restless legs: Studies have shown that more than 60% cases of RLS are inherited as an autosomal dominant inheritance, & that there is deficiency of Dopamine in the part of the brain known as substantia nigra. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have restless leg syndrome vs a blood clot in my left leg?

How can I tell if I have restless leg syndrome vs a blood clot in my left leg?

Ultrasound: I'm not aware of a blood clot causing restless leg syndrome. I'm assuming that you are talking of a venous clot or dvt. You can get a simple test called a venous doppler of your legs to rule this out. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get restless leg syndrome in other limbs or body parts than your legs?

Can you get restless leg syndrome in other limbs or body parts than your legs?

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

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I've been having trouble sleeping. How do I know if I have restless leg syndrome?

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

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Which one is better for restless leg syndrome- lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin?

Which one is better for restless leg syndrome- lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin?

Similar: I have tried both with some success. Lyrica (pregabalin) is more expensive and causes weight gain. I would start with gabapentin. Have you tried Requip or Mirapex already? ...Read more

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How to cure restless leg syndrome? Why does your brain tell the legs to be restless anyway?

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

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What is the cause for restless leg syndrome? Experiencing it night and day! Also having lower back pain.

What is the cause for restless leg syndrome? Experiencing it night and day! Also having lower back pain.

Not known: 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.
Pregnancy
peripheral neuropathy.
Iron deficiency.
Kidney failure. ...Read more

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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

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Prozac intensifies my restless leg syndrome. Will Paxil maybe work better for me or will it have the same effect?

Prozac intensifies my restless leg syndrome. Will Paxil maybe work better for me or will it have the same effect?

Worth a Try: Both Prozac and Paxil belong to the same gropun of drugs called SSRI.But are different compounds. You can try it and see if it does not give the same side effect ...Read more

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My calves always "ache" some days worse than others. I do not have fibromyalgia or restless leg syndrome. Any ideas?

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

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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.

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.

RestlessLegSyndrome: 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

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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

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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

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