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What kinds of doctors treat restless leg syndrome?

What kinds of doctors treat restless leg syndrome?

Do a sleep study: Restless leg syndrome is often a sleepdisorder related phenomenon. If it occurs basically at night, do a sleep study. It is bery treatable. ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a condition where there is a need or urge to move the leg because of some perceived unpleasant sensations. Restless leg ...Read more


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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is restless leg syndrome?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is restless leg syndrome?

See below: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest than it may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...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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My primary doctor said I have sciatic nerve inflammation and also I have been experiencing restless leg syndrome for the past 2 months is there any re?

My primary doctor said I have sciatic nerve inflammation and also I have been experiencing restless leg syndrome for the past 2 months is there any re?

Lumbar back pain: Lumbar back pain and sciatica may be caused by compressions at the level of the lumbar spine and sacrum. An appropriate evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, pain management specialist would lead to clues on treatment. Rls is common in cases of injuries to the spinal cord, and it requires the use of imaging to rule out traumatic lesions and degenerative diseases. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed mirapex for restless leg syndrome - is this safe to take with ambien (zolpidem)?

My doctor prescribed mirapex for restless leg syndrome - is this safe to take with ambien (zolpidem)?

Probably not: Mirapex and Ambien (zolpidem) are both psychomotor depressants. When taken together, they can have additive psychomotor depression effects. Best to see your doctor for an alternative combination. ...Read more

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I was given flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for restless leg syndrome by my doctor. Will this help or will it just relieve the problem for a while?

I was given flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for restless leg syndrome by my doctor. Will this help or will it just relieve the problem for a while?

It should help: I think flexaril should help. It's quite safe overall. It has no real bad long term effects. Ir's cheap, $4.00 at walmart. It's not addictive. It can help sleep. Other meds, like requip, (ropinirole) are very expensive and can cause impulsive behaviors. Be sure to stay in touch with the doctor who gave the prescription and good luck. ...Read more

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Best way to treat restless leg syndrome?

Best way to treat restless leg syndrome?

Medications: Requip (ropinirole) and Mirapex are fda approved for the treatment of rls. Non-prescription therapies include iron/vitamin c, vitamin b12, and folate (if indicated). Must evaluate for factors that can worsen RLS as well (e.g. Some medications and poor sleep habits). Consider evaluation by a sleep medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How can one treat restless leg syndrome?

How can one treat restless leg syndrome?

Help: I refer quite a few people to www.Rls.Org and www.Rlshelp.Org. Behavioral treatments are first line, including avoiding medications know to worsen and ruling out medical issues that can cause. Then there are a number of medications that a doctor can prescribe. ...Read more

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How do you treat restless leg syndrome naturally?

How do you treat restless leg syndrome naturally?

Relaxation: Relaxation exercises, moderate exercise, tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm baths and massage have all been recommended for helping with restless leg syndrome. Sometimes it may be caused by iron deficiency, therefore, correcting the deficiency may also help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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What medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

What medications can treat restless leg syndrome?

Depends on type: If intermittent:iron, levodopa, ropinarole, pramipexole, cabergoline, tramadol or opiates, benzodiazepines. If daily: ropinarole, pramipexole, gabapentin, tramadol or opiates. If not responding to treatment with those: gabapentin. ...Read more

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How can you treat restless leg syndrome? Stretching dosent work

How can you treat restless leg syndrome? Stretching dosent work

Restless legs: Syndrome and plmd are treated with Dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in rls) or pramipexole. There are many reports in the literature of exacerbation of these symptoms by antidepressants (e.g.Zoloft). If tests reveal that iron levels are low iron supplementation may be prescribed. See sleep specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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How do dialysis patients treat restless leg syndrome?

How do dialysis patients treat restless leg syndrome?

Treat restless legs: The treatment depends on the cause. More efficient dialysis, better phosphorus and PTH control, or medications like gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta can be used in different settings. These all carry some risks, so caution is the key when using medication. . Also, sometimes vitamins may be useful. ...Read more

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Is there a way to naturally treat restless leg syndrome without medication, vitamins or herbs?

Is there a way to naturally treat restless leg syndrome without medication, vitamins or herbs?

In summary, Yes!: 1. Adhere to healthy sleep habits. 2. Avoid substances that worsen RLS (e.g. Alcohol, caffeine, some prescription medications) 3. Daily exercise. Please consult with a local sleep medicine specialist for further information. ...Read more

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Are amphetamines like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) ever used to treat Restless Leg Syndrome?

Are amphetamines like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) ever used to treat Restless Leg Syndrome?

No: Treatment of restless legs are usually dopamine agonists SCH as requip (ropinirole) or mot apex or sedatives of the nervous system. Stimulants such as amphetamines should make the symptoms worse ...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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How can I get treated for restless leg syndrome?

How can I get treated for restless leg syndrome?

See a physician: First step is to determine whether you have rls. Here is a good website: http://www.Rls.Org/ there are very good treatments but generally include medications, or evaluating whether other conditions are causing them. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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Can't sleep because of restless leg syndrome--should I treat it or insomnia?

Can't sleep because of restless leg syndrome--should I treat it or insomnia?

Treat it: Restless leg can impair your sleep. Treat the restless leg. Don't just take sleeping pills because you will then just treating the symptoms and covering up the cause. ...Read more

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If someone has depression & restless leg syndrome due to renal failure, what type of antidepressant is best. Dopamine agonist, ssri, benzo, or combo.

If someone has depression & restless leg syndrome due to renal failure, what type of antidepressant is best. Dopamine agonist, ssri, benzo, or combo.

Many choices: You need to talk to your physician because there are many other issues we cannot cover. Since you have both depression renal failure and restless legs each needs specific diagnostic evaluation help answer your question. ...Read more