What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any. Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this.

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My boyfriend seems to have periodic limb movement disorder. However, we don't have health insurance. Anything we can do?

Search online. Regardless of supreme court ruling, just b/c you don't have health insurance doesn't mean you can't get (good) health care. Search online for free health clinics, etc. Sorry for the self-advertising but this "no insurance" question has come up enough times that i put together a short page on my website pointing towards sites that offer free (or low cost) healthcare, medications & possibly tests. Read more...

Is there anything I can do if my husband has periodic limb movement disorder and I don't get any sleep?

Get out of his bed. Until he is treated effectively, i'm afraid you won't sleep much. Read more...
Sleep. Anything which helps regulate his sleep may improve the situation (avoid caffeine and more than one drink of alcohol after 3pm, regular sleep, avoid stress or shift work), as well as serotonin foods 30min prior to bedtime (dark chocolate, almonds, glass of milk, banana, dried cherries). A difficult problem to get in check for most. Read more...

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) work for periodic limb movement disorder?

Doubtful. Abilify (aripiprazole) works by blocking Dopamine in the brain. Periodic limb movement disorder and restless leg syndrome, though not identical are often treated with drugs that attempt to increase Dopamine related activity. If on the other hand, one has severe depression and the Abilify (aripiprazole) is effective treatment, one might sleep much better. Specifically though i feel the answer is no. Read more...
No. Talk with u pcp , he will evaluate u and recommend a treatment. Read more...

Periodic limb movement disorder & tremors -- due to xs caffeine?

PLMD. Periodic limb movement disorder is a sleep disorder caused by low iron stores in the body caracterized by low serum ferritin. Plmd can lead to frquent awakening during sleep and also can cause sleep maintaince insomnia. Plmd is the second common sleep disorder in children and can lead to parasomnias like sleep waking or/and night terrors. The only way to diagnose plmd is the sleep study. Read more...

Is mirapex (pramipexole) effective for periodic limb movement disorder?

Yes. Mirapex is a Dopamine agonist, similar to requip, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch. The latter two are approved for restless leg syndrome, but the former does help rls. None are specifically approved for periodic limb movements of sleep, but all seem to help nicely. A sleep specialist can help select an appropriate med. Read more...

One sleep study said 237 limb movements and the next said 1/hr. One dr says periodic limb movement disorder other says nothing is wrong. What do I do?

Sleep Studies. Plmd is either primary or secondary. Secondary plmd is associated with certain conditions such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. It may also be caused by certain meds. According to your 1st study, you do have plmd. If you had sleep apnea, and you second study was a titration study with cpap, reducing your apnea would also likely reduce your limb movements. Read more...
Not the same thing. Not every limb movement correlates with limb movement disorder. The diagnostic features of plms are complex, with an average interval of 20-40 sec., lasting 0.5 to 10 sec. And as a part of 4 consecutive movements at least 8 MCV in EMG amplitude increase above the baseline. These occur during nrem sleep. Only such movements are significant. There are many movements; few count towards illness. Read more...

Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

PLMD RESTLESS LEG. Plmd is repetitive twitchings or kicking usually q 20 -40 sec. Of lower extremities during sleep which patients are unaware of.In RLS there is acreeping or crawling sensation when reclining, followed by kicking, streching the extremities, so sleep problem follows. Read more...
PLMD vs RLS. Rls happens in evenings and can cause sleep problems but plmd happens only in sleep. Both can cause less efficient sleep at time - not always. Read more...