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Are there any substances that make my restless legs worse?
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several
Antidepressants, both newer ones (ssri's like citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), fluoxetine (prozac) and many others, and older tricyclic antidepressants (tofranil, Elavil (amitriptyline) and many others) have been reported to worsen RLS in some people.
You should also make sure you are not iron deficient, since this can be a cause of restless leg syndrome.

In brief: Several
Antidepressants, both newer ones (ssri's like citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), fluoxetine (prozac) and many others, and older tricyclic antidepressants (tofranil, Elavil (amitriptyline) and many others) have been reported to worsen RLS in some people.
You should also make sure you are not iron deficient, since this can be a cause of restless leg syndrome.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Alcohol
Alcohol can make restless legs feel more uncomfortable.

In brief: Alcohol
Alcohol can make restless legs feel more uncomfortable.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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