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Why do I have restless legs now that I am pregnant?

Why do I have restless legs now that I am pregnant?

Hormonal Changes: The most likely causes are a combination of pressure from the baby and hormonal changes, that will lead to lower leg swelling and leg discomfort. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am 18, why do I not yet have my period?

I am 18, why do I not yet have my period?

It would require: Evaluation to answer that question. At this point, would recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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I found out a couple months ago that I am anemic. My periods are to heavy and my cramps feel like I am in labor. I am not pregnant. What should I do.

I found out a couple months ago that I am anemic. My periods are to heavy and my cramps feel like I am in labor. I am not pregnant. What should I do.

Further work-up: Anemia is common in woman with heavy periods and is due to iron deficiency. Bleeding leads to loss of iron which has to be replaced with pills or as an infusion. A gynecologist should be seen to see if there is medication to reduce the intensity of the menses and your primary care should do a work-up for iron deficiency and treat or refer you to a hematologist as needed. ...Read more

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Why do I have severe stomachache when I am having my periods?

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Why do I have severe stomachache when I am having my periods?

See doctor: It may be something as simple as just severe cramping, but the more ominous thought would be endometriosis - a condition where there is ectopic endometrial tissue that can cause irritation and inflammation in your other abdominal organs, especially around your menses. ...Read more

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Hi I been having dizziness starting this evening I do not have a fever and I am not dehydrated what do I have.?

Hi I been having dizziness starting this evening I do not have a fever and I am not dehydrated what do I have.?

More info needed: There are various causes of dizziness such as lightheadedness due to anemia,low blood pressure,very slow heart rate or vertigo caused by an inner ear disorder. Other causes include medication or drug effects,stomach upset,visual disturbances,etc. If symptoms persist or worsen, get examined by a physician who will order the appropriate tests. In the meantime rest and avoid sudden movements. ...Read more

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Why do I get sick more now that I am exercising?

Why do I get sick more now that I am exercising?

Not sure: If you exercise intensely without allowing time for your body to recover then your immune system could be affected. Best to take your training log, dietary log (3 day log for diet), and sleep log to your physician. With a comprehensive exam and this info, your provider should be able to help pinpoint the cause - either some medical issue or something in your training regimen. ...Read more

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I don't feel pregnant I have not had any morning sickness. But I have text show I am and I am 8weeks pregnant. But why don't I have any feeling I am ?

I don't feel pregnant I have not had any morning sickness. But I have text show I am and I am 8weeks pregnant. But why don't I have any feeling I am ?

Everyone's different: Each woman - and each pregnancy - is different. Women often have different symptoms with each pregnancy. Later in the pregnancy - when you are able to feel your baby moving - you'll have no question! good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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Why are my feet bigger now that I am pregnant?

Why are my feet bigger now that I am pregnant?

Hormonal Changes: The ligaments in your feet respond to the same hormones that help the ligaments in the pelvis loosen for birth. The feet will often get a little wider and bigger. This often remains. Your feet will also swell due to extra weight. The swelling will go away. ...Read more

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Why do I feel sleepy even on days I do not do anything? I was told I am anemic, so I am taking iron pills. What else could this be?

Why do I feel sleepy even on days I do not do anything? I was told I am anemic, so I am taking iron pills. What else could this be?

Anemia: When a patient is "told" simple answers to their symptoms and easy solutions don't seem to be the answer, then additional "differential" diagnosis should be considered . Everything from complex medical conditions to something as "simple" as depression can cause "tiredness". I would recommend a more comprehensive evaluation by a trusted physician. ...Read more

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I have had several miscarriages now I am having trouble getting pregnant. What should I do. Can anyone help?

I have had several miscarriages now I am having trouble getting pregnant. What should I do. Can anyone help?

Seek REI expert.: I would rush to locate an expert in reproductive endocrinology and infertility if i were you. Work-up includes karyotype, hysterosalpingogram, thyroid function tests, diabetes test, pelvic ultrasound, and even more specialized tests. ...Read more

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Do I have factitious disorder I have seizures but my test was normal yet I still have them. I never lie or make things up, why am I anxious about this?

Do I have factitious disorder I have seizures but my test was normal yet I still have them. I never lie or make things up, why am I anxious about this?

See below: There need not be any abnormal lab results in a person with seizures. For factitious disorder, you may wish to consult this site and discuss the issue with your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/factitious-disorders ...Read more

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Everyday i feel that i m getting periods bt i still dint got what should I do? Why such happening?

Everyday i feel that i m getting periods bt i still dint got what should I do?  Why such happening?

Chance of pregnancy?: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant (on urine test), other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to the ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent or worrisome. ...Read more

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I am 16. I get 8hrs. of sleep everynight. But don't feel like I am getting enough. My parents shake me but I still do not get up. What do I do?

I am 16. I get 8hrs. of sleep everynight. But don't feel like I am getting enough. My parents shake me but I still do not get up. What do I do?

Could be normal, but: daytime drowsiness after 8 hours sleep may indicate interrupted sleep pattern. See your pediatrician to determine if a sleep study is in order. You might also try downloading a sleep app to see if you toss and turn during sleep (though these apps don't always work 100%). It is normal for teens to be difficult to rouse in the morning, but not normal to be sleepy during the day. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been having leg cramps at night. Why do you get these?

I have been having leg cramps at night. Why do you get these?

Cramps: The cause of nocturnal leg cramps is often unknown, some causes: sitting for long periods of time, over-exertion of muscles, standing or working on concrete floors, sitting improperly, pregnancy, alcoholism, dehydration/electrolyte imbalances, parkinson’s, neuromuscular disorders, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroidism) and meds (diuretics, statins, beta agonists). ...Read more

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Why do I have restless legs now that I am pregnant?

Hormonal Changes: The most likely causes are a combination of pressure from the baby and hormonal changes, that will lead to lower leg swelling and leg discomfort. ...Read more

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Never had restless leg syndrome tell pregnancy and after now could this be levels of something in the body or something not going back normal?

Never had restless leg syndrome tell pregnancy and after now could this be levels of something in the body or something not going back normal?

Yes-nutritional: Restless leg syndrome is associated with nutritional deficiency often iron .At the end of a pregnancy your body is pretty depleted.I would start with your OB he/she should know a good professional near you if that is not something she/he will treat. ...Read more

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Headache for three days, went to ER said everything was fine but now I'm tired with a loss of appetite and restless legs. Can feel pain around eyes.

Headache for three days, went to ER said everything was fine but now I'm tired with a loss of appetite and restless legs. Can feel pain around eyes.

See headache doc: If you do not have a headache specialist let me recommend you get one. Sounds as if you may require some kind of prophylaxis as opposed to just straight acute treatment which is really all an ER is set up to offer someone with a 3 day migraine. Also, why are you on metformin? Ovulatory stimulation? It can cause some bad headaches by itself. ...Read more

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I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?

I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?

Maybe due to meds: Some of the anticonvulsants may cause atrophy in certain locations. Or perhaps you had a scan on a higher strength MRI that gave a better picture of your temporal lobe and the atrophy has been there all along and is really sclerosis (scar). ...Read more

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Do I have restless legs syndrome?

Do I have restless legs syndrome?

Great question: I would strongly suggest you get a thorough medical evaluation. You have major concerns and need good answers. Do not expect anonymous "experts" on web sites to give you a good answer. ...Read more

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I have restless legs disorder. What is the treatment to help with my legs?

I have restless legs disorder. What is the treatment to help with my legs?

Medications: If the diagnosis is correct and the symptoms are not due to other medical problems, antiparkinsonian medications , such as Mirapex or Requip (ropinirole) in small doses can help. ...Read more

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If I have restless legs, how can I prevent them from hurting at night?

If I have restless legs, how can I prevent them from hurting at night?

Underlying Causes: Rule out underlying causes that may be able to be treated such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medications for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking a and or drinking, if applicable. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have restless legs syndrome?

How do I know if I have restless legs 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 you 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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I am 24 years old, i have restless legs, i feel tired all the time, i am shaking, feels like i am having a panic attack?

I am 24 years old, i have restless legs, i feel tired all the time, i am shaking, feels like i am having a panic attack?

Need medical eval: You need to be evaluated by your pcp to rule out medical causes for fatigue, shaking, anxiety and reassess "restless legs" diagnosis. Include meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco use. You will be referred to a specialist if necessary. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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My doctor referred me to a neurologist because I have restless legs, what can I expect from the neurologist for a fee?

My doctor referred me to a neurologist because I have restless legs, what can I expect from the neurologist for a fee?

Neurology: Initial neurological workup fee is high but depends on practice itself & what portion your insurance covers. Best to call that office & inquire. ...Read more

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Is Baclofen at all helpful for Restless Legs S? And also would iron ssupplement help?

Is Baclofen at all helpful for Restless Legs S? And also would iron ssupplement help?

Baclofen? Doubt it: I've never prescribed Baclofen for RLS. I'm sure someone has but none of my colleagues have. Problem is we don't know what causes RLS but we don't believe it is due to muscle spasms which is what baclofen would treat. We believe it's more along the lines of some type of neuropathy. From the brain, the legs, a sleep disorder? Iron may have some effect in iron deficient people but otherwise NOT. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

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 caffiene 4. Rls medications such as: a. Neurontin b. Dopamine however, RLS expert need to be consulted first. ...Read more

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Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then you 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 sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

Underlying Causes: Rule out underlying causes that may be able to be treated such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medications for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking a and or drinking, if applicable. ...Read more

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What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

RLS: Can be a lot of things but it is the urge to move foremost. Some people say it is a pain or just a rush from the inside. It can be described like growing pains. But, when up and moving this goes away. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrom: 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs ...Read more


Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

A condition causing an uncontrollable urge ...Read more