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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)

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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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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