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What does having restless leg syndrome mean?

What does having restless leg syndrome mean?

Legs don't rest: Your legs don't rest when you are resting, often during sleep. The feeling of crawling/burning/sting/aching/squeezing in your legs and when you up and walking, these symptoms go away/subside. There medical conditions causing this--anemia, pregnancy, thyroid diseases etc..To name a few. So, if this is what you have, consult with your doc for evaluation...There are good treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Should i be concerned having restless leg syndrome diagnosed very young?

Should i be concerned having restless leg syndrome diagnosed very young?

See sleep specialist: Restless legs syndrome and PLMD are treated with dopamine agonists such as Ropinirole or Pramipexole. There are many reports in the literature of exacerbation of these symptoms by antidepressants. See a sleep specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm having restless leg syndrome through my whole body. What can I do to help?

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I'm having restless leg syndrome through my whole body. What can I do to help?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. Some suggestions meanwhile can be warm bath soaks & massaging muscles. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent restless leg syndrome? I have restless leg syndrome and I have been having a hard time sleeping at night because of it. What can I do to prevent from having restless leg syndrome?

What can I do to prevent restless leg syndrome? I have restless leg syndrome and I have been having a hard time sleeping at night because of it. What can I do to prevent from having restless leg syndrome?

RLS: If you are experiencing restless legs syndrome (rls) that is causing sleep disruption, please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS and to adequately treat it. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps! ...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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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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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

See your family: Dr. Your family doctor should be well-equipped to treat you for restless leg syndrome. Am sure that he or she knows the standard protocol for the treatment of this condition. I also know how miserable the condition is so you would want to get in as soon as possible. Certain blood tests will need to be run to rule out other physical clauses and then medication will be prescribed. Best wishes. ...Read more