Ideas? What medicine helps restless leg syndrome?

See below. There are many classes of medications which help. This includes dopaminergics (like requip, neupro, (rotigotine) levodopa, and mirapex), opiates, benzodiazepines, and anticonvulsants (like Neurontin and horizant). Hope that helps!

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My calves always "ache" some days worse than others. I do not have fibromyalgia or restless leg syndrome. Any ideas?

Varicose veins. Congested veins from constant standing can do this. Wear good support hoses like the sheer energy kind and see if that makes a difference. If not see your md. Read more...
Not clear. Will need more information you need to have your physician evaluate it. It could be muscle, medications, circulation. Read more...

Are there any drugs that work for restless leg syndrome?

Yes. Requip (ropinirole) and Mirapex are fda approved for the treatment of rls. Non-prescription medications such as iron/vitamin c, vitamin b12, and folate are sometimes helpful (if indicated). Consult with a local sleep medicine specialist for further information. Read more...

New good drug for restless leg syndrome rls?

NOT REALLY, NOT MUCH. New in this area although we are looking at already existing drugs to see if as a side effect they help rls. Read more...
New oldies. The latest to be approved is neupro (rotigotine). It is a patch of Dopamine agonist. The last one approved was Horizant (prodrug of gabapentin). Read more...

What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

Several possibilitie. 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...
Many different ones. Firstly, you doctor should make sure you are not iron deficient. If you are, treating that may resolve the rls. A sleep study is the best way to diagnose it, although just history can be very suggestive. Pramipexole (mirapex) and ropinerole (requip) are the major drugs, but tranquillizers (benzos like klonopin) and opiates can also help, although they cause physical dependency and arent 1st choice. Read more...