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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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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

A condition causing an uncontrollable urge ...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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Help, what type of exercises can I do to control my restless legs syndrome?

Help, what type of exercises can I do to control my restless legs syndrome?

See below: Treatment of restless legs syndrome (rls) focuses on medications and treating the underlying medical issue, if present. But, if you can, gentle stretching exercises involving the feet and calves may help. ...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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How do I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?

How do I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?

Medical therapy: I suggest a comprehensive medical examination and blood testing. Many excellent medications are available for RLS. PLease consult your treating physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

What can I do to address the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Integrative Medicine: I recommend you consider an evaluation by an integrative medicine or functional medicine doctor. I would encourage you to not just surrender to the diagnosis. Acupuncture, hormone optimization, exercise, detox of heavy metals if present, stopping gluten and other food sensitivities, attending to any methylation SNPS, can all help in addition to the more mainstream treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease my symptoms of fibromyalgia?

What can I do to decrease my symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Exercise and Meds: Exercise is the number one proven treatment for fibro. It must be gentle but daily aerobic exercise. There are now 3 medications approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia-savella, Cymbalta and lyrica (pregabalin). Since these require a prescription, i recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Good luck-there is hope! ...Read more

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Cubital tunnel syndrome. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Cubital tunnel syndrome. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Brace and NSAIIDS: A brace used at night to keep your arm in extension as well as nsaids, can be helpful... ...Read more

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What meds can I take to make the effects of restless leg syndrome less prominent?

What meds can I take to make the effects of restless leg syndrome less prominent?

Several options: Rls can be treated in a variety of ways. The first thing to check for is iron deficiency anemia. If you are iron deficient, then iron supplementation may be all you need to improve your RLS symptoms. Other classes of medications used include low doses of a narcotic, such as morphine, or Dopamine agonists such as Requip (ropinirole) or mirapex. ...Read more

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

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 can I do to help offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

What can I do to help offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Avoid cold, triggers: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to relieve all the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Does anyone know how to relieve all the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Identify cause!: Poor sleep, depression, chronic viral illness, autoimmune diseases, anemia, all can cause this. The medication i favour for symptomatic relief is Provigil or nuvigil. ...Read more

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What causes irritable bowel syndrome and do you have it the rest of your life?

What causes irritable bowel syndrome and do you have it the rest of your life?

IBS: … is not a disease, as much as an abnormality of the function of your digestive tract. We do not know what causes it, and do not have a "cure" for it. Things that can help include increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and noting whether any particular foods make your symptoms worse, and obviously avoiding those if so. If it is still a problem in your daily life, then you should see your physician to discuss it. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

Many possibilities: Restless leg syndrome usually causes such symptoms in the evening and bedtime. Poor circulation has to be considered. Certain medications, low potassium levels, other conditions as well should be considered. Talk to your internist or sleep physician. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to alleviate restless leg syndrome?

Is there anything I can do to
 alleviate restless leg syndrome?

Check iron: Low iron levels in certain people may lead to restless legs: iron can be low due to blood loss or because of using a proton-pump inhibitor for reflux. A complete neurological exam is needed in person with a sleep specialist or neurologist. They can also help decide if iron supplementation would help or if certain medicines like Requip (ropinirole) should be tried. ...Read more

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Docs experienced with RLS (restless leg syndrome), what are the easiest ways to treat the symptoms?

Restless leg syndrom: Try oral iron supplement and magnesium supplement. Otherwise you will need prescription medications. ...Read more

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What is restless leg syndrome and how can you cope with it?

What is restless leg syndrome and how can you cope with it?

Restless legs: There is an urge to move the legs in the evenings due to uncomfortable feeling. You feel better when you do. In kids it might have been called growing pains. Medical assessment is needed to look for possible causes such as iron deficiency. Treatment includes massage, baths, avoiding certain medications and sometimes treatment using medications . There is a restless legs foundation rls.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the physical symptoms of anxiety/depression?

What can I do to treat the physical symptoms of anxiety/depression?

Cognitive Behavioral: Depends on the severity and persistence of the symptoms as well as the type of symptoms. Either way, whether panic (fear) or anxiety symptoms, identifying thoughts associated with your symptoms is key. Deep breathing exercises can be a "quick and dirty" tool but i would suggest looking up cognitive behavioral therapy as a long term solution. Exercise is best, quick tool when depressed. ...Read more

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May I have an explanation of why someone gets restless leg syndrome and what the proper symptoms are?

May I have an explanation of why someone gets restless leg syndrome and what the proper symptoms are?

RLS: It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy sensations. Besides its relation to low peripheral Dopamine levels ; some to genes, it is unclear why it occurs. Sometimes it may be secondary to other medical issues. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly diagnose it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with torticollis and how do I relieve them?

What are the symptoms associated with torticollis and how do I relieve them?

TORTICOLIS: Painful neck probably after using 2-3 pillows at night. Stiff neck is relieved by muscle relaxant, warm compress or hot relaxing showers. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

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?

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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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What are symptoms of restless leg syndrome other than kicking when falling asleep?

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RLS symptoms: Rls causes a strong urge to move your legs. This urge to move often occurs with strange and unpleasant feelings in your legs. Moving your legs relieves the urge and the unpleasant feelings. People with RLS describe the unpleasant feelings as creeping, crawling, pulling, itching, tingling, burning, aching, or electric shocks. See http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/rls/. ...Read more

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How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

How to lessen restless leg syndrome symptoms?

RLS: Restless leg syndrome (rls) 1. Proper sleep hygiene 2. Remover the cause of RLS such as: a. Iron deficiency b. Vitamin B12 deficiency c. Neuropathy d. Chronic renal disease 3. Avoid caffeine 4. Rls medications such as: a. Neurontin b. Dopamine however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more

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Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms 24/7?

Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms 24/7?

Cramping???: If you are having the symptoms of restless leg syndrome daily and 24/7, you could be really dehydrated or possibly some other type of musculature issue. i would see a Dr. Could be a reaction to meds, supplements, activities, ??? ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with restless leg syndrome have?

URGE: The mneumonic is urge: u is for urge to move legs, r is rest makes symptom worse, g is for getting up moving makes symptoms better and e is for evening predominance. These features suggest rls. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience restless leg syndrome (rls) symptoms in back and shoulders?

Restless Leg Syndrom: It's highly unlikely that you have restless legs syndrome. Rls is a chronic condition that almost always begins in the lower limbs. It's characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs, typically while sitting or lying down, and is relieved by movement. You do not have RLS in your back and shoulders. ...Read more

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May I have an explanation of why someone gets restless leg syndrome and what the proper symptoms are?

RLS: It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy sensations. Besides its relation to low peripheral Dopamine levels ; some to genes, it is unclear why it occurs. Sometimes it may be secondary to other medical issues. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly diagnose it. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome a symptom of altitude sickness?

Association: Restless leg syndrome(rls), legs have persistent&uncomfortable feeling like they must keep moving, is associated with falling asleep.At high altitude, indivs can experience feelings of restless legs, which might be related to the drop in oxygen pressure at high alt.Rls has been assoc with low iron levels, so its presence as a result of low oxygen p makes sense.Rls at hi alt not nec alt sickness. ...Read more

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Docs experienced with RLS (restless leg syndrome), what are the easiest ways to treat the symptoms?

Restless leg syndrom: Try oral iron supplement and magnesium supplement. Otherwise you will need prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms in your arms?

Can you have restless leg syndrome symptoms in your arms?

Yes: Although it primarily effects the legs, it can also happen to the arms, in much the same fashion. ...Read more

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