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What Can I Do About My Restless Legs
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have heard about RLS (restless legs syndrome) but is it possible to have a similar problem in the arms?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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