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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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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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Akathisia (Definition)

The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...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