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What can I do about my restless legs?

What can I do about my restless legs?

Great question: I would strongly suggest you get a thorough medical evaluation. You have major concerns and need good answers. Do not expect anonymous "experts" on web sites to give you a good answer. ...Read more

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Akathisia (Definition)

The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...Read more


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What to do about restless leg syndrome rls?

What to do about restless leg syndrome rls?

Difficult problem: This common problem (occurs in 10 percent of adults) can be the result of medical conditions such as iron deficiency, renal failure, pregnancy or medications. In those situations, treating the cause resolves the RLS. When a medical cause is not identified, treatment can be exercise, massage, warm bath at night or medications. Some find relief with sexual orgasm. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to see a doctor about restless leg syndrome? What does it stem from?

Is it necessary to see a doctor about restless leg syndrome? What does it stem from?

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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What should I do about pain in my right leg, right hip, restless leg syndrome and cannot lay on right side?

What should I do about pain in my right leg, right hip, restless leg syndrome and cannot lay on right side?

Restless LegSyndrome: This syndrome is characterized by uncomfortable feelings (tingling, itching, crawling, pulling, or aching) in the legs right before falling asleep. These feelings are relieved by moving the legs but return when movement stops. This interferes with falling asleep and can cause severe insomnia. ...Read more

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What can I do about restless legs and ankles at night this really disturbs my sleep?

What can I do about restless legs and ankles at night this really disturbs my sleep?

Possibly RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs, worse near bedtime, a "creepy, crawling" sensation, ; the feelings get worse w/ rest ; are better with movement, it may be restless legs syndrome (rls). To determine if this is the case, please consult with a sleep medicine specialist who can also help treat it or determine if its another condition which may mimic rls. Avoid caffeine near bedtime. ...Read more

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I have heard about RLS (restless legs syndrome) but is it possible to have a similar problem in the arms?

I have heard about RLS (restless legs syndrome) but is it possible to have a similar problem in the arms?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I stop restless legs syndrome? I haven’t had a good night of sleep in months and i don’t know what to do. I can’t afford the medications my doctor wants to give. I’ve read sometimes magnesium helps, but i don’t know how much? What about other ove

How can I stop restless legs syndrome? I haven’t had a good night of sleep in months and i don’t know what to do. I can’t afford the medications my doctor wants to give.  I’ve read sometimes magnesium helps, but i don’t know how much? What about other ove

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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What is restless leg syndrome?

What is restless leg syndrome?

What is RLS?: Restless Leg is a condition where you have an uncomfortable sensation (burning, crawling, cramping, aching, tingling, etc.) in you legs that cause an urgent/irresistible need to move your legs (walking, moving legs, messaging, rubbing, etc.). This movement usually occurs when going to bed and can progress to the daytime and sometimes to the arms. See a movement disorder neurologist for Treatment. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Urge to move: irresistible, involves legs but may involve arms and trunk worse at rest relieved with movement (no symptoms during movement) but may recur once a person stops moving/walking worse in the ...Read more


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Restless Legs (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs ...Read more