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Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Could be, but

Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls.
In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help.It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral.

In brief: Could be, but

Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls.
In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help.It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

As dr. Kurzweil said, antidepressants are sometimes used to help RLS symptoms.
Although any drug can cause virtually any side effect, it would be unusual for RLS symptoms to be due to anti-depressants.

In brief: Not usually

As dr. Kurzweil said, antidepressants are sometimes used to help RLS symptoms.
Although any drug can cause virtually any side effect, it would be unusual for RLS symptoms to be due to anti-depressants.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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