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What can I do to improve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

What can I do to improve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Many things: Firstly make sure you are not on medications that can cause or worsen rls, like antihistamines and some psychiatric medications. Secondly, make sure you are not iron deficient (a blood test). Lastly, there are medications - Mirapex and requip, (ropinirole) that can help directly, and other medications (like Klonopin or opioids) that can help as well, altho they cause physical dependency and are not 1st choice. ...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


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Please list symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Please list symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

U.R.G.E.: U: urge to move r: rest makes symptoms worse. G: getting up make symptoms better. E: happens in the evenings. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Several.: Usually involuntary movement, ocaasional "jerky, " witt in bed.H/or accompained by unpleasant feeling and cramps in the legs, particularly while recumbent at night. Magnesium, calcium, and potassium are non-medicinal aids. Iron deficiency must be excluded, as well. See someone in neurology or rheumatology if your pcp faily to help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome in man at 65?

What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome in man at 65?

Restless leg symptom: You would most likely experience an urge to move your legs or an ant crawling sensation while at rest or at bedtime. Restless leg symptoms usually improve with walking/moving one's legs about. They can even awaken you from your sleep. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to relieve symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Does anyone know how to relieve symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

RLS: There are a few meds to try to take for this condition-=-basically in the parkinson family that help with the tremor of parkinsons. Your pcp may have samples to try and see if this helps you. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the symptoms of restless leg syndrome? Stop my valium?

How can I reduce the symptoms of restless leg syndrome? Stop my valium?

Caution here...: Valium is the first in a group of drugs: anxiolytic (anti-anxiety). Newer ones include xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, klonopin, serax.... These are all brand names; the generic chemical names end in the letters: epam. These are addictive medications (controlled substances), and the hallmark of dependence or addiction is that there is a withdrawal syndrome if suddenly stop, the drug. Must be managed with doc. ...Read more

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Any connection between anti depressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Any connection between anti depressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Yes: Some prescription medicines can worsen rls, including anti-depressants, anti-histamines, and anti-nausea medications. Consider consultation with a sleep medicine specialist for further information. ...Read more

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What's the best way to combat symptoms of restless leg syndrome? Is cure worse than disease?

Sometimes: Sometimes the symptoms of RLS can be helped fairly easily by treating an easily identifiable underlying cause, like varicose veins or iron deficiency. Other times, the cause isn't readily apparent and some of the drugs that are tried then can cause a lot of side effects. Whether the cure is worse than the disease depends on how severe your RLS is and whether the treatment causes side effects. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Could be, but: Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls. In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help.It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral. ...Read more

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